S.H.I.T. and his council, which includes former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, have argued that he cannot get a fair trial while Iraq is occupied by the U.S. I don't think the guy and get a fair trial anywhere and he shouldn't expect to. It's amazing that he can even stand trial. I don't recall any fair trials under his regime. I only seem to recall genocide.
There have been many critics, including myself, who have been quick to hold the U.S. accountable for its actions in war (see previous post). However, it is amazing (and honorable) that the U.S. let the guy live to stand trial - and now S.H.I.T. is complaining about it. Look at these quotes, courtesy of the AP:
"I am not afraid of execution," said Saddam, who then addressed the judge, saying, "I realize there is pressure on you and I regret that I have to confront one of my sons. But I'm not doing it for myself. I'm doing it for Iraq. I'm not defending myself. But I am defending you."
"When the revolution of the heroic arrives, you will be held accountable."
"This game must not continue, if you want Saddam Hussein's neck, you can have it! I have exercised my constitutional prerogatives after I had been the target of an armed attack."
What is up with S.H.I.T referring to himself in third-person in that last quote? I thought only rappers did that. Anyway, I'm quite sick of the guy complaining. He's lucky to be alive, and, regardless of when or where he stands trial, the verdict will be the same. His Michael Jackson-esque courtroom antics won't change the fact that justice will be served sooner than later.