World boycotts Saddam trial

Condi, of course, has a hissy fit

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sharply criticized other nations Tuesday for failing to provide support for the trial of Saddam Hussein, saying that the world community’s "effective boycott of Saddam’s trial is only harming the Iraqi people."

Officials of other governments, including many in Europe, have said they would avoid a proceeding they feared could be seen as an American-run show trial. They also have been put off by the possible death penalty, which is legal in Iraq and the United States but banned in much of the world.

In other world, most of the nations of the world see the Saddam trial for what it is, a kangaroo court stage-managed by the US – and they want no part of it, no matter how many temper tantrums Condoleezza Rice has.