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P.S Say Hello to Everyone

Saddam Hussein’s lawyer has accused US soldiers of abusing his client, drawing comparisons between his treatment and the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal.

A lawyer for Saddam Hussein has accused the former Iraqi dictator’s American captors of abusing him, citing a “capture card” that described his condition as “slightly wounded.”

A senior Pentagon official in Washington denied the allegation Wednesday, saying Saddam was being treated in accordance with the Geneva Conventions and that the International Committee of the Red Cross has access to him.

To support his accusation, Jordanian attorney Mohammad Rashdan — one of several lawyers representing Saddam — cited a Red Cross “capture card” dated January 21 that listed Saddam as being in “good health” but “slightly wounded.”

“Why would he be slightly wounded a month after his arrest?” Rashdan asked. “He’s being abused, just like the prisoners of Abu Ghraib were abused.”

But for those of you who are worried about him, don’t fret. He wants to assure you that he is doing fine.

The world heard from caged former dictator Saddam Hussein today, with the publication of a letter in which he asked his family to “say hello to everyone”.

The deposed Iraqi leader wrote in a heavily censored letter, “my spirit and my morale, they are high, thanks to greatness of God”.

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The letter begins: “In the name of God the Merciful,” then six lines are blacked out by US military censors.

It goes on: ìTo my small family and my big family, salaam alekum,” before three more lines are blacked out.

“As for my spirit and my morale, they are high, thanks to greatness of God.”

It adds: “And say hello to everyone.”

I am sure the censored parts just contained unacceptable language….

By the way, who is “everyone”? I thought he had practically all of his family and close friends murdered at one time or another.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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