SADDAM Hussein received a message from his lawyer on Thursday of last week. Hussein was informed, supposedly for the first time, that Iraq would have elections at the end of January. The expression would have been priceless.
Interestingly, having no news from the “outside,” Hussein was quick to suggest opposition and unification against the elections. His premise was (according to a Lebanese member of the defense team) that it is an “American scheme aimed at splitting Iraq in sectarian religious divisions, weakening the Arab Nation.”
Funny how power of the State takes precedence over power of the citizens in these ex-dictator scenarios.
Unite against US, says Saddam
Dec 19 2004
Liverpool Daily Post
Ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein urged his compatriots to remain united against the US occupation and warned of the potential dangers of the upcoming elections, his lawyers said.
Iraqi lawyer Khalil al-Duleimi, met with Saddam on Thursday, the first meeting since Saddam was captured a year ago.
"Our representative in Iraq told us that the president warned the people of Iraq and the Arabs to beware of the American scheme aimed at splitting Iraq into sectarian and religious divisions and weakening the Arab nation," said Bushra Khalil, a Lebanese member of the defence team. (continued