Saddam May Not Live Until Trial
The Kuwaiti Al-Anba daily reports that Sadam Hussin has an advanced terminal case of cancer of lymph nodes, according an Iraqi official. Doctors who checked him over after his capture in December predict he will only live for a few more years. The U.S. military was aware that he might be ill, since one of his private doctors in Syria informed them about this when we first invaded Iraq. This means he may not live long enough to come to trial. While this will not give his enemies the closure they seek, it may prevent a backlash from his followers, as well as from al-Qaeda terrorists.