I’m not the greatest fan of Amnesty International. They do, of course, do great work in campaigning for human rights but sometimes I’d want to question their campaigns.
Nevertheless, they are nothing if not principled. Having campaigned for decades against the worst atrocities of Iraq’s brutal regime under Saddam Hussein they are now sending observers to attend Saddam’s trial and that’s got to be a good thing.
1. Everyone deserves a fair trail, even a scumbag like Saddam.
2. It will demonstrate that the trial is not simply a toy in the hands of the USA, since AI has no great love for the States either.
When Saddam is convicted and sentenced, there won’t be a single person who can claim it’s unfair.