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    No, as leader of the opposition's forces, Hussein is in fact a POW, and the Geneva Convention applies. The US went to war against Iraq, and he is Iraq's Commander-In-Chief. Of course the US now has a long history of dodging such niceties but not bothering to declare war, just doing it (those Nike ads, so effective!)

    If the US wants to treat him like a criminal they'll have to hand him over to the International Criminal Court on charges of crimes against humanity, as Milosevic was. Even in this case I think the Geneva Convention applies in terms of his treatment.


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