Latest Operation Red Dawn Stories

2005-07-18 08:00:36

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The expected announcement of a trial date for Saddam Hussein stirs mixed emotions in Iraqis. Some hope he is executed. Others want him back. But all sides have one dire prediction -- violence ravaging their country can only get worse when he takes the stand. "There is no way they can try Saddam. It is too dangerous because they will have to close every street to prevent violence," said soft drink vendor Abed Jassim, 54. "If they do try him, they will...

2005-06-30 17:17:51

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's prime minister cranked up thepressure on magistrates investigating Saddam Hussein for warcrimes, saying a trial could start in a month or two. A stream of such statements from the government, whichseems keen to get the former president in the dock before aDecember election, have already drawn frosty remarks aboutjudicial independence from judges investigating the oldregime's crimes. The eagerness of the Shi'ites and Kurds now running...

Word of the Day
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.