US delaying Saddam questioning

#1
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4115976.stm

The US is trying to slow down Iraqi efforts to question Saddam Hussein, to conceal its involvement in his regime, Iraq's justice minister has said...

"It seems there are a lot of secrets they (the Americans) want to hide," Mr Shandal said.

"Who was helping Saddam all those years?"

There was no immediate comment from US officials.
Probably Iraqi minister is right. Do you agree with him?

Meanwhile...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4112164.stm



Sean O'Shea never expected to be in Iraq, let alone guard Saddam.

He enjoyed Cuban cigars, and sometimes offered Spc O'Shea blunt advice, including how to find a "good woman", and how to "keep her in line".
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The guard described how Saddam Hussein walked out of a meeting with Iraqi prosecutors, disgusted at them for wanting to try him for crimes against his country.

"Ministers? Ministers of what," Saddam Hussein raged in his cell.

"I'm still the president of this country."

He went quiet when Spc O'Shea told him that former US President Ronald Reagan - who used to sell Iraq planes and helicopters, he remembered - had died.
 
#2
From the above reference: 'The guard described how Saddam Hussein walked out of a meeting with Iraqi prosecutors, disgusted at them for wanting to try him for crimes against his country'

Really? Are we to take it then at Nuremberg they were all allowed to walk out if they didn't like what they heard as well?

P.S. I thought POW who tried to escape (aka 'walked out') in times of conflict could be shot?
 

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