Last week, Arthur Chrenkoff took a look at Saddam Hussein’s legal team, a collection of ambulance chasers from around the globe who regualarly work to shield enemies of Western civilization. One attorney formerly represented Nazi stooge Klaus Barbie and bragged of a personal friendship with the genocidal Cambodian Pol Pot; another represents that bastion of human rights, the Palestinian Authority. At the time, both Arthur and I noted the sad exclusion of Ramsey Clark, who openly begged for an invitation.
Apparently Clark’s supplications found an audience, as the BBC informs us:
Mr Clark – who held office in the 1960s under President Lyndon Johnson – said his principal concern was protecting the rights of the former Iraqi leader. …
Left-wing activist Mr Clark described the special tribunal established to try members of the former regime as a creation of the US military occupation.
He said it had no authority in law as a criminal court.
Clark tried to get onto Slobodan Milosevic’s legal team as well, and had visited with Uncle Saddy just prior to the March 2003 invasion that toppled Hussein from power. This new employment gives Clark the opportunity to continue his career as an apologist and mouthpiece for every murderous tyrant and genocidal maniac with whom he can make contact. Clark stands on the side of murderers and tyrants, and mostly it appears he does so for the notoriety he receives from it.
In the end, these two despicable wretches probably deserve each other. Happy hunting, Mr. Clark.