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Saddam Vows To Kill Prosecutor For Rape Charge

From France's AFP:

A woman walks past a poster in Kirkuk, 150 miles north of Baghdad, August 21, 2006 on the first day of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s trial for genocide against Kurds in the 1980s. Saddam Hussein refused to plead as he and six former commanders went on trial in Baghdad on Monday for what prosecutors called a ‘barbarous’ genocidal campaign that killed tens of thousands of Kurds in the 1980s.

Saddam threatens prosecutor over rape claim

August 21, 2006

BAGHDAD: A furious Saddam Hussein warned he would "hunt down" his prosecutor on Monday after being accused of culpability in the alleged mass rape of Iraqi Kurdish women during a brutal crackdown on their region.

"If he says that a Iraqi woman was raped in my era and if he does not prove it, I will hunt him for the rest of my life," thundered the ousted Iraqi leader on the first day of his trial on genocide charges.

"An Iraqi woman raped in my era? The reign of Saddam Hussein? Saddam will not accept it. If I hear that during my reign this happened, and if he does not prove it, he will be my enemy. Saddam will not accept it," he declared…

"When we went to liberate Kuwait, one Arab woman who was not even Iraqi was raped. I set up a trial and executed that man. For three days he was hanging in public," he declared.

Saddam was reacting to the prosecution's opening arguments in their case that he and six co-defendants ordered the brutal Anfal campaign to suppress breakaway sentiment in Iraqi Kurdistan in 1988…

Really.

I will hunt him for the rest of my life," thundered the ousted Iraqi leader

Is that much of a threat?

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