Monday, December 05, 2005

The enigmatic Ramsey Clark

Ramsey Clark (former AG under LBJ) threw his hat in the ring to be one of Saddams defence lawyers. Clark has made a career of defending gory dictators like Milosevic and some of the lesser known Hutu leaders who presided over the Rawanda genocide. However his decision to be the lone American lawyer on Saddams defence team is incomprehensible. While he does not seem to disallow his guilt (he stated on Hardball that Saddam was probably guilty), his defence of Saddam seems based on a technicality ie whether the current government of Iraq is legitimate. Perhaps Clark believes that the 99% endorsement that Saddam received in the last election actually makes Saddam the legitimate President of Iraq.


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