Sunday, December 12, 2004

Saddam's hunger strike

Someone needs attention.

Ousted Iraqi president Saddam Hussein and 11 top leaders of his regime awaiting trial for crimes against humanity have gone on hunger strike in their US detention centre, one of their lawyers says.

"We have reliable information that Saddam Hussein and 11 other prisoners began a hunger strike on Friday to protest ill-treatment," Badiaa Aref Ezzat, the Iraqi lawyer of former deputy prime minister Tareq Aziz, said.

This reminds me of the great scene in Blazing Saddles when Bart (Cleavon Little) rides into town as the new sheriff and he talks his way out of trouble (4th .wav file on list).