Quote Originally Posted by LenMiyata
This was done to give the appearence of legitimacy to the Iraqi people, and as an attempt to suppress popular support for the ongoing insurgency.
Really? And here I thought that he was mearly being tried by his peers. That the Iraqi's demanded the right to try him. I can't blame them either. If I had a guy killing people who's only crime was saying they don't like him I would want to see him tried in my own country as well.
"a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed."
I recognize your logic but disagree with the sentiment since everything I have read about his "crimes" involve him doing anything he (and his men) wants to because he's in charge and makes the rules not because the law says he can.

If a tyrant makes the laws and says that by law he can kill anyone he wants, and there is a history of law behind him he just overturned that says otherwise, is it murder?