Rushing To His Defense

Saddam Hussein does not appear to be lacking in lawyers willing to defend him when he is tried for war atrocities and crimes against humanity, presumably in Baghdad next year. "I've had about 1,500 lawyers ask me if they can join my team," says Mohammad Rashdan, 55, a Jordanian lawyer retained by the ex-tyrant's first wife Sajida, who is exiled in Qatar. "Every time I go to court, lawyers come up and ask me if they can join the defense." But that might be a little premature: the job isn't Rashdan's quite yet. French attorney Jacques Verges--who won notoriety representing Nazi...

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