Building the Case against Saddam Hussein

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Whether or not Saddam Hussein has future plans for weapons of mass destruction, his past already provides detailed evidence of genocide against the Kurds in his own country. As the US ponders military action against Hussein, others search for an alternative. Would an indictment in an international tribunal help strengthen America's case against Iraq? With Serbia's Milosevic on trail at The Hague, we look at the prospects for legal action to undermine another dictator's grasp on power. Ken Roth, of Human Rights Watch, speaks about evidence gathered by his organization that could lead to such an indictment. We also hear from a former Justice Department official and foreign journalists about the economic and political ramifications of such a move, both in and out of Iraq.
  • Newsmaker: EU's Sophisticated Trade Politics
    Responding to President Bush's tariffs on imported steel, the European Union plans to "hit the White House where it hurts" with retaliatory sanctions that target US exports from states that are critical to the President's re-election. Guy De Jonquieres, who writes for London's Financial Times, has more on the EU's playing politics with trade sanctions.
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    When he wasn't doing voices on The Simpsons, touring with Spinal Tap or hosting Le Show on public radio, Harry Shearer was writing, directing and acting in Teddy Bears' Picnic. The blurb for the new movie includes the line, "for 51 weeks a year they run the country-for one week they run amok." Shearer talks about his newest satire featuring world leaders behaving like fraternity boys.

European Union

Financial Times

US Commerce Department

Human Rights Watch

Milosevic: Portrait of a Tyrant

UN: International Court of Justice

UN: International Criminal Court

UN: International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

US Justice Department

Teddy Bear's Picnic



Warren Olney