In this video, Donald Rumsfeld shakes hands with Saddam Hussein.
From AlterNet in the USA:
The Iraqi Tribunal Charade –the Media Plays Along
Posted by Barry Lando at 7:26 AM on June 24, 2007.
Barry Lando: It’s understandable that there’s been no mention in the Baghdad courtroom of foreign complicity with Saddam’s crimes. What is surprising, though, is how thoroughly the American media have played along with that charade.
As expected the Iraqi Special Tribunal sentenced Ali Hassan al-Majid alias Chemical Ali to death, along with two other defendants for their role in the killing of tens of thousands of Kurds in the late 1980’s.
All the key players in the media were there to capture the dramatic courtroom scene. What none of the reporters mentioned however was that when Saddam and Chemical Ali and the rest of Saddam killers were doing their worst, the U.S. governments of Ronald Reagan and later George Bush Senior were their de facto allies, providing them with vital satellite intelligence, weapons and financing, while shielding them from U.N. investigations or efforts by the U.S. Congress to impose trade sanctions for their depredations.
See also here.
The British connection in ‘chemical weapons’ in Iraq: here.
Islamic women and the death penalty: here.