Friday, October 21, 2005

Saddam's defense Lawyer was Assassinated...But Who Cares?

Apparently not the Associated Press. In their article titled, "Lawyer For Saddam Co-Defendant Found Dead," this is all that was mentioned about the lawyer who was shot twice in the head and then dumped in the streets.
"A defense lawyer in Saddam Hussein's mass murder trial has been found dead, his body dumped near a Baghdad mosque with two gunshots to the head, police and a top lawyers union official said Friday.
The lawyer, Saadoun Sughaiyer al-Janabi, was abducted from his office Thursday evening, a day after he attended the first session of the trial, acting as the lawyer of one Saddam's seven co-defendants."
In between that they did find time to write 3 full paragraphs about the number of American soldiers who died yesterday, and in the last week. And apparently the death toll in over 2 1/2 years is 1,992. I guess bad news is better than good news. To put that in perspective, here's a list of all the battles (not wars) between 1900 and 2000. Most of which have over 2000 casualties.

I finally did find a decent article here about the situation, but it was at the bottom of the page.