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Hussein Verdict “Questionable?”

Not for Most Americans

Monday, November 20, 2006

Human Rights Watch, a U.S. based human rights organization, said the trial of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was not carried out fairly and that the verdict was “questionable”. This conclusion was expressed in a 97 page report generated from interviews with court officials, lawyers and other key parties at the tribunal.

That conclusion is not likely to find much support among the American public. A Rasmussen Reports survey of 1000 Likely Voters taken on November 6-7, 2006, revealed that 72% of Americans believe Saddam Hussein received a fair trial. Only 8% felt that he did not.

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