Saddam is now officially toast

He said dang.Maariv reports that basically, Saddam’s daughter, the unfortunately named Raghad, has wrecked any chance her father might have had to walk away from his upcoming trial, scott free:

Raghad complained to Barak that her father’s lawyers were requesting exorbitant fees, and she expressed a desire to hire an American lawyer. Barak then suggested a few names, one of them Jewish-sounding. “Excellent, but he’s Jewish”, responded Saddam’s daughter. “You must understand that my father would never allow it. I don’t judge people, but I cannot cooperate with Jews”.

Harvard Law professor and “lawyer of last resort” Alan Dershowitz is reported to have reacted to Raghad’s refusal to hire a Jewish lawyer with a simple “Dang!”

This story was also reported, word for word, in Al-Bawaba, a London based Internet portal for the Arab world. That’s the second time I’ve seen a story in Maariv have an exact equivalent in Al-Bawaba. What’s up with that?

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  1. Dave

    8/4/2004 at 9:57 pm

    I hope he gets death by stoning, that rat bastid.

  2. ck

    8/5/2004 at 2:40 am

    Are you talking about Saddam or Dershowitz?

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