It was announced yesterday that Saddam Hussein was convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to death by hanging.
Does anyone else find the timing of the announcement rather convenient? Since when does any court release their verdict and sentences on a Sunday, unless of course it is the Sunday before a congressional election where any good news out of Iraq could help Republicans. Maybe releasing the news the day before the election just seemed far too obvious, plus that wouldn’t give the president enough time to utilize the announcement for political purposes.
I think that Riverbend, author of the blog Baghdad Burning, summed up the situation the best.
The most ironic part of the ruling is that the crimes that Saddam was convicted of actually took place one year before the famous meeting of Saddam Hussein and Donald Rumsfeld.