20 October 2006

The Saddam verdict -- A November surprise?

An article from The Nation tells us that "[t]he US-backed special tribunal in Baghdad signalled Monday that it will likely delay a verdict in the first trial of Saddam Hussein to November 5."

How convenient.

The article goes on to ask, "Why hasn't the mainstream media connected the dots between the Saddam's judgment day and the midterm elections?"


Saddam will surely be found guilty, and will likely get the death penalty.

Will that influence the American voters when they head to the polls two days later? And is the average American voter stupid enough to be swayed by something like this? (The latter, of course, is a rhetorical question.)

Karl Rove couldn't have done better himself.

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