Monday, January 12, 2004
Iraq expert Juan Cole (always worth reading) has an interesting post on Saddam's status as a POW. Apparently, according to the Geneva Convention, the US (and not Iraq) will have to try Saddam since he is a designated POW. Moreover, they are supposed to do it within three months of his capture. As Cole points out, the interesting angle here is why did the Pentagon make this designation, and why now?