Friday :: Oct 1, 2004

This Ought To Make Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

by pessimist

Something out there in the cosmos is really tweaked out of alignment!

Saddam to Declare Candidacy for Iraqi Elections
09.21.2004 Tuesday

Overthrown Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, who was arrested by US forces last December, reportedly plans to run as a candidate in the Iraqi elections scheduled for January 2005. Saddam's lawyer Giovanni di Stefano told Denmark's B.T. newspaper that Saddam decided during one of their discussions that he would declare his candidacy for the elections. Stefano said that there was no law that prevented Saddam from appearing on the ballot. He added that Saddam hopes to regain his presidency and palaces via the democratic process. Contrary to the statements of Iraqi Interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, Stefano claims, "Saddam has no chance to be tried before the elections. Moreover, no international law prevents him from coming forward." Saddam's lawyer defends that the ambiguity in Iraq will favor Saddam at the polls. Stefano remarked that a recent Gallup poll indicates that 42 percent of the Iraqi people want their former leader back.

Saddam - buddy! Read some of Blog Lord Steve Soto's recent columns about Gallup and rethink this! Stay in jail where it's safe for a deposed dictator!

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