If it is in fact possible to give shysters a bad name, this guy is up to the task. Surely there is a special place in hell for assholes like this. Then again, maybe this is poetic justice of a sort. Saddam is getting the kind of legal representation he deserves. ===================================================== http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2005/1/2/233747.shtml Kerry Ally Joins Saddam's Legal Team A former U.S. attorney general who worked on anti-Vietnam war protests with failed presidential candidate John Kerry has joined Saddam Hussein's legal defense team. Ramsey Clark told the BBC that he was teaming up with Saddam's Jordanian based lawyers in order to protect the accused war criminal's legal rights; complaining that the special tribunal established by the U.S.-led coalition to try the Iraqi dictator had no authority in law as a criminal court. The former attorney general has long maintained that Saddam was never as brutal as the Western media claimed, calling eyewitness accounts of Iraqi torture sessions "absurd." "Propaganda can be pretty vicious," he told radio host Mike Siegel in 2003. "I've worked with problems of defection and informers for years and years and they're not generally reliable." In March 2004, Clark endorsed John Kerry's presidential candidacy. "I think John Kerry is a great human being," Saddam's new lawyer told an Accuracy in Media press conference, adding, "I knew [Kerry] when he was - I call a youngster - in his 20s." Clark's relationship with the top Democrat goes back to April 1971, when he came to the rescue of Kerry's group, Vietnam Veterans Against the War after the Nixon administration threatened to have them arrested for protesting on the Capitol Mall. In "The New Soldier" - Kerry's 1971 book chronicling the demonstration - photos show Clark and the future presidential candidate appearing onstage together. "I saw [Kerry] as an extremely caring person," the Butcher of Baghad's attorney recalled last year. "[He] was deeply concerned for peace and the well-being of other people." In the 1980s Clark and Kerry teamed up once again to block Reagan administration efforts to fight communism in Nicaragua.