June 28, 2006
Spare This Man Or We'll Shoot This Country
Former American Ramsey Clark, now one of Saddam Hussein's defense lawyers, threatened more murder, mayhem, and anarchy in the streets unless his client is spared the death penalty:
Executing Saddam Hussein would fuel more sectarian violence in Iraq, a U.S. lawyer for the deposed Iraqi leader said on Tuesday.
"That execution would inflame a country that's already incinerating," former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark said. "I hope the American people can realize that if there is ever a time to call for an end to executions, it is in this case."
"It'd sure be a shame if something were to, you know, happen to ya... capice?"
Well, now that Ramsey Clark's courtroom antics include blatant extortion -- publicly signalling the Fedayeen Saddam that a massive show of violence might spare the Dear Leader's life -- what is the next level of basement he can fall into? Will he smuggle an IED into the courthouse and hold everyone hostage unless his client is released? Or will he merely tamper with the evidence, as his colleague Leslie Abramson did in the Menendez Brothers trial?
How many defense lawyers suffer from some variant of Stockholm Syndrome, getting so involved in defending their clients -- guilty or innocent -- that they actually become accessories after the fact themselves?
At the end of this trial, I would dearly love to see Counselor Clark arrested... by the Iraqis. After all, we try the consigliere of the Mafia family right alongside the Don; why should the Iraqis let slip this golden ticket to do the world such a favor?
Hatched by Dafydd on this day, June 28, 2006, at the time of 3:20 AM
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The following hissed in response by: Terrye
Clark can say what he wants, but I get the distinct impression that the majority of the Iraqi people have made up their minds on this issue. And besides they are already blowing people up, so what's lose but one dictator?
The above hissed in response by: Terrye at June 28, 2006 3:42 AM
The following hissed in response by: Gbear
We can always hope that the Iraqi lawyer eradication team will strike again - it would be a blow for freedom all around.
The following hissed in response by: MTF
I wonder if this is the same defense Clark will use to defend Assad when his turn comes.
The following hissed in response by: great unknown
Please do not invoke the Stockholm Syndrome as a description of Ramsey Clark's behavior. He does not deserve that defense. He is simply an elitist, leftist, enemy of democracy, and certainly of the United States.
The following hissed in response by: Big D
I got mixed up with the mafia thing. Next level of basement...next level of debasement...next level of da basement.
Can you believe that guy ever worked in any administration of the U.S.?
The following hissed in response by: Jabba the Tutt
I keep reading about Saddam's lawyers assuming room temperature and I keep hoping to read Ramsey Clark's name. So far, I've been disappointed.
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