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Trial of Saddam Hussein Examined

Dennis Culkin, a former press officer for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, talks about the trial of Saddam Hussein. He discusses the 18 months he spent observing the trial, the rules of the Iraqi legal s

Trial of Saddam Hussein Examined

Tom Fudge : Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has been convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to death. Yet, his trial in a Baghdad courtroom continues. Today, one of his lawyers was ejected for "insulting the court." The alleged crimes of Saddam are so vast he could be on trial for the rest of his life, unless, of course, he’s executed first.

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The trial of Saddam Hussein has looked like a bit of a circus to us in the U.S. We see many images of the former Iraqi leader haranguing the court and insulting the judge. Dennis Culkin was a press agent for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad during the early stages of Saddam’s trial.

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  • Dennis Culkin , former press officer for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. He was primarily responsible for media relations related to the trial of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.