Until the end of time...
Saddam to be tried for "the killing of tens of thousands" who "rose up against him in 1991". Good. Next can we trial Bush (plural) please, for "the killing of tens of thousands" who have "risen up against him (plural)". It shouldn't take long to whip up some kind of a case, if Saddam's trial is any indication.
Saddam Hussein could face up to 500 charges, but he will be tried on only 12 "thoroughly documented" counts because prosecuting him on all would be a "waste of time", the Iraqi government said. more
Maybe the war crimes Saddam/Bush/Abu Ghraib echo is putting a hold on the 500 other charges Saddam could be tried for. Maybe, if Saddam gets an easy trial then Bush and Co'd have an easy deal too. Wouldn't you think. If they get nabbed that is (don't worry 'bout trialing J Howard, his badly woven raft of platitudes is unraveling at the rate of knots an Orca wouldn't outswim. I expect we'll have him doing a concilatory spell in detention 'no time at all. Soon. Er or later. Blair wouldn't look bad in a neighbouring re-educative cell either).
War maketh the dictator.