Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Damning Evidence Against Saddam

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation is reporting that prosecutors in Saddam Hussein's trial have produced written orders allegedly signed by Saddam ordering the execution of 140 Shiites in Dujail in 1982. If so, the evidence provides the first concrete link between Saddam and the executions; although numerous witnesses have described how Iraqi 's security forces killed the Shiites in "response" to a failed assassination attempt against Saddam, none were in a position to know whether the executions were ordered by Saddam himself.