Friday, December 29, 2006

Lawyers Work to Stop Saddam's Execution

So the man that dared the courts to execute him doesn't really want to be executed. Interesting. It seems that all the guys who promote death and violence turn tail the minute the reaper shows up for them.

Saddam Hussein will be executed no later than Saturday, said an Iraqi judge authorized to attend his hanging. American and Iraqi officials met to set the hour of his death.

That's tomorrow. So it looks like this part of the world's saga will come to a close. And let this be a lesson to all you dictators out there. The US will not stand for a ruler to kill his people, unless of course, you're one of those rulers outside of Iraq, that didn't try to kill Bush's daddy.

Lawyers for Saddam Hussein asked a U.S. judge to block his transfer to the custody of Iraqi officials poised to carry out his execution.

Now they want the US's help. My how the tables have turned.

Hussein's lawyers filed documents Friday afternoon asking for a stay of execution. The 21-page request was filed in U.S. District Court in Washington before Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly.

21 pages of "Please don't kill me. Please don't kill me. Please don't kill me."

Attorneys argued that because Hussein also faces a civil lawsuit in Washington, he has rights as a civil defendant that would be violated if he is executed. He has not received notice of those rights and the consequences that the lawsuit would have on his estate, his attorneys said.

Okay, we drop the lawsuit.


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