Al Jazeera and Ramsey Clark
by Mark Neckameyer
December 29, 2004
Aljazeera.net carried the following story in its December 28th
"Former US attorney-general
Ramsey Clark is to join Saddam Hussein's defence team, a spokesman
for the ousted Iraqi president's lawyers says. Ziad Khasawna
said on Wednesday that Clark, who held the office of attorney-general
under US president Lyndon Johnson, had "honoured and inspired"
the legal team by agreeing to help defend Saddam. Clark
said in the Jordanian capital Amman that his principle concern
was protecting the former president's rights, who only saw a
lawyer for the first time this month - a year after his capture.
law, anyone accused of crime has the right to be tried by a confident,
independent and impartial court, and there can be no fair trail
without those qualities," he said. "The special
court in Iraq was created by the Iraqi governing council, which
is nothing more than a creation of the US military occupation
and has no authority in law as a criminal court," he said.
The Iraq Special Tribunal was established by the US-led administration
in Iraq last December to try members of the former government.
Clark also said, "The
US itself must be tried for the November assault on Falluja,
destruction of houses, torture in prisons and its role in the
deaths of thousands of Iraqis in the war."
I read Al Jazeera because I
want to read about what America's enemies are saying and planning.
Al Jazeera, is the Arab news network based in Qatar considered
by many Westerners to be the voice of al-Qaida. They are
the folks who are pleased to publicize beheadings and all the
other terror tactics of the murdering barbarians who kill our
troops as well as anyone, Arab or not, who promotes or supports
freedom in the Middle East. As Al Jazeera gives the murderers
a voice, Al Jazeera is culpable and I think despicable.
Ramsey Clark, The former U.S.
attorney general recently called. "The War Criminal's Best
Friend" by Salon Magazine, has become the tool of left-wing
cultists as he also defends Slobodan Milosevic, and
Rwandan torturers as anti-imperialist heroes along now with Saddam
Hussein. Not long ago Clark had the gall to say that
if Jesus was alive today, He would be a terrorist, comparing
Jesus to Clark's murdering terrorist clients.
Carrying the title of
"Former U.S. Attorney General, having served President Johnson
in the late nineteen-sixties, Clark is damaging the credibility
of the United States abroad and is dangerous for all of us.
If the justice Deportment can crackdown on Mafia lawyers and
drug kingpin attorneys based on the source of the funds that
pay them, the Justice Department has got to be able to do something
about the threat to our security who calls himself Ramsey Clark!
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