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Verdict will widen the sectarian gulf

THIS is victor’s justice. There is a tiny chance it will calm Iraq’s turmoil, but more probably it will have the opposite effect. The verdict is no surprise; 100 per cent of Iraqis anticipated it, 80 per cent with a sense of vindication, 20 per cent with fury. The only doubt was whether the court would consider that the Dujail case was sufficiently strong to warrant the death penalty, or whether it would wait for one of the later charges, where the chain of command from Saddam Hussein to the killings might be more firmly established. But it didn’t. Full Story

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