Saddam's Top Lawyer Quits

Saddam's top lawyer has quit, charging that the American lawyers on the team, inluding Ramsey Clark, want to control the defense and "soft-pedal" America's role in the occupation of Iraq. [via Huffington Post.]

Saddam's legal team includes 1,500 volunteers and at least 22 lead lawyers who come from several countries, including the United States, France, Jordan, Iraq and Libya. No date has been set for the trial of Saddam, captured by U.S. troops in December 2003.

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    Re: Saddam's Top Lawyer Quits (none / 0) (#1)
    by Jlvngstn on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:00:59 PM EST
    Ramsey Clark softpedal? That guy is left of Kennedy squared.

    Re: Saddam's Top Lawyer Quits (none / 0) (#2)
    by Dadler on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:00 PM EST
    JL is right. I think they might have a simple failure to communicate. Hard to defend Saddaam without bringing to light his patrons, those nations who armed and encouraged him and turned a blind eye, while it serced their (our) purposes, to his murderous treatment of his people.

    Re: Saddam's Top Lawyer Quits (none / 0) (#3)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:00 PM EST
    It is HIGHLY unlikely that R. Clark did as is alleged in that comment. It is FAR more likely that he is being scapegoated. Perhaps this former defender was bribed to make these comments. There is a LOT of money changing hands, and it is impossible to track most of it. But Clark is clearly a leftist, and would certainly not be suggesting going light on US involvement in Hussein's crimes.