Clark says Saddam death penalty will unleash 'catastrophic' violence
Ramsey Clark, a former US attorney general who is one of
Saddam Hussein's lawyers, said that any death sentence against the former Iraqi president would increase violence in the strife-torn country.
"It seems clear that a guilty verdict will set off catastrophic violence" and that a death sentence would be even worse, Clark told a Washington press conference.
"It's hard to know how many Iraqis, dozens, hundreds, thousands, will die because of the sentence," he said.
A date for a verdict in the crimes against humanity trial against Saddam and seven co-accused, which opened in October, 2005, is due to be set soon after the trial resumes on October 16.
If Saddam is found guilty and sentenced to death, Iraqi law lays down that he should be executed within 30 days, said Clark.
The US attorney general from 1967-69 reaffirmed his belief that the court is illegal because it was set up only to try Saddam. He criticised the judges because they were "selected, trained, paid, protected by the United States."
Saddam and his co-defendants, including a half brother Barzan al-Tikriti, are on trial for a crackdown on a Shiite town of Dujail following an assassination attempt in 1982.
He faces a separate trial for genocide against
Iraq's Kurdish minority in the 1988 Anfal campaign.
This guy is the lowest of the low in my opinion. Self described Anti-war activist and traitor to America:
“Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying War against them (America), or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court." U.S. Constitution Article III, Section 3.”
He seems to fit the definition of having committed treasonous behavior to me!
Lets see, giving "Aid and Comfort" to America's enemies in the form of Defending Terrorist Bomber Mohammad Daoud al-Owhali, a student of Osama bin Laden, who truck bombed the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya in 1998. He was also seen throwing grenades at the guards, before he fled killing 213 and injured numerous others.
American Embassies are considered American soil and attacking our embassy is an Act of War. The same al-Owhali was implicated in the bombings at Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, which killed 224 and critically injured 4,500.
Al-Owhali was finally caught and brought back to justice in the United States. Only one attorney would volunteer to handle the case of this sworn enemy of the United States: You guessed it!!!Ramsey Clark. Clark soon began to use the courtroom as a bully pulpit to rail against U.S. policies around the world.
Clark also, in his capacity as founder and head of International Action Center (a major organizing component of the current anti-war A.N.S.W.E.R.), which was founded both by Clark and the leaders of the Workers World Party several years ago, produced a document called an "Appeal To Troops." where Clark urged insurrection and mutiny of our soldiers while a war was raging in Europe with our troops. He wrote:
"President Clinton and the Pentagon generals have put you in danger … Kosovo is Vietnam. During that war, the Pentagon had ordered--a burn all, kill all assault on the civilian population. Atrocities like that also led many U.S. soldiers to drug addiction, suicide and mental breakdowns. But there were other U.S. troops that resisted the war. Hundreds of thousands refused to go into aggressive action."
Isn't inciting an insurrection during wartime a traitorous behavior? I believe so …“One who betrays one's country, a cause, or a trust, especially one who commits treason."
OH! Lets not forget Helping the '93 WTC Bombers:
The 1993 World Trade Center bombers were represented by none other then Ramsey Clark! He unsuccessfully argued during the trial that the suspects' race was the reason that they were being tried. Give me a brake!
Could we please petition to have Ramsey Clark stay in Iraq indefinitely! Do we really need this type of pond scum floating around bashing America?