A Flash From the Kooky Left Department
December 29, 2004
Former US attorney general (under LBJ), leftist whackjob Ramsey Clark is planning to join Saddam Hussein’s legal defense team. According to the report:
Clark told reporters in the Jordanian capital that his principle concern was protecting the rights of Saddam, who only saw a lawyer for the first time this month, a year after his capture.
“In international law, anyone accused of crime has the right to be tried by a confident, independent and impartial court, and there can be no fair trail without those qualities,” said Clark.
“The special court in Iraq was created by the Iraqi governing council, which is nothing more than a creation of the US military occupation and has no authority in law as a criminal court,” he said.
Clark also said that the U.S. itself must be tried for the November assault on Fallujah, destruction of houses, torture in prisons and its role in the deaths of thousands of Iraqis in the war.
One wonders whether the boys and girls over at Democratic Underground will be organizing a legal defense fund or otherwise expressing their support for this cause.