Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Saddam Witnessed Selection of New Iraqi President on Television

Saddam Hussein was watching on television as a Kurd was named the new interim president of Iraq. While Saddam was in power, he murdered thousands of Kurds with chemical weapons. From The Gulf Daily News:
BAGHDAD: Saddam Hussein watched the election of Iraq's new president on video and was shaken by what he saw, the country's Human Rights Minister Bakhtiar Amin said yesterday. "He was clearly upset. He realised that it was over, that a democratic process had taken place and that there was a new, elected president," Amin said. "It was not just the fact that there was a new president, but that the president was a Kurd. And the previous interim president became a vice-president. What's more, it all happened without bloodshed," he said.