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Saddam's Attorney on Defending the Ex-Iraqi Leader

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Saddam's Attorney on Defending the Ex-Iraqi Leader

Saddam's Attorney on Defending the Ex-Iraqi Leader

Saddam's Attorney on Defending the Ex-Iraqi Leader

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The trial of Saddam Hussein wraps up next week in Baghdad. Before heading to Iraq, Saddam's attorney — former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark — stops by to discuss the defense strategy. Plus: Michael Scharf, the man who trained Iraq's tribunal judges, offers an assessment of the court's performance.

Guests:

Ramsey Clark, one of the trial attorney's on Saddam Hussein's defense team; former U.S. attorney general under President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Michael Scharf, director of the International Law Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.