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Apparently the U.S. was planning on handing him over to the new Iraqi government in a giant ceremony to celebrate their new found freedom, and the U.S. would have come out of it looking like gold.

The reality is slightly different as the war will end costing so much money that four generations of Americans will be paying for it. Furthermore the U.S. has lost some serious credibility worldwide and Iraq is no safer than it was under its previous regime. The only people that benefited from all this are the oil companies.

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[color:"purple"]I for one would like to applaud the brave Bush administration for taking a no-nonsense, hands-on approach to ridding the world of terrorist extremists. Every night when I lay my worried head down, I know that the world is a safer place because of their foresight and efforts. Al-Qaeda has been routed out of Afghanastan and Saddam's thousands of WMDs are no longer pointed at Israel, or us. People need to be less concerned about their civil liberties being stripped away, they should just consider themselves lucky to live in a culture where dmeocracy breeds understnading, brotherhood, sisterhood and wealth for all. Everyday is like Christmas. Now is not the time for dissent, or to raise questions. Thank you so much Jesus, for blessing this world with true believers like George W Bush. If only listless, spoiled brats of nations like Canada would follow his shining, strong example.

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  • 1 month later...

"Red Cross ultimatum to US on Saddam

Release him, charge him or break international law, Bush told

Jonathan Steele in Baghdad

Monday June 14, 2004

The Guardian

Saddam Hussein must either be released from custody by June 30 or charged if the US and the new Iraqi government are to conform to international law, the International Committee of the Red Cross said last night.

Nada Doumani, a spokeswoman for the ICRC, told the Guardian: "The United States defines Saddam Hussein as a prisoner of war. At the end of an occupation PoWs have to be released provided they have no penal charges against them."

Her comments came as the international body, the only independent group with access to detainees in US custody, becomes increasingly concerned over the legal limbo in which thousands of people are being held in the run-up to the transfer of power at the end of the month.

The occupation officially ends on June 30 and US forces will be in Iraq at the invitation of its sovereign government.

"There are all these people kept in a legal vacuum. No one should be left not knowing their legal status. Their judicial rights must be assured," Ms Doumani said.

Saddam and other senior officials of the old regime are the only Iraqi detainees to have been given PoW status. Hundreds of other Iraqis have been seized since the war often, according to critics, on flimsy suspicion and held for long periods without charge, usually without their families knowing for weeks where they are."

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