Saddam + Trial = Chaos

AFPIn Journalism School, we’re repeatedly told to avoid hyperboles such as “devastating,” “penultimate,” etc…

Ever since the U.S. put Saddam Hussein on trial in Iraq, the keyword has been chaos. So today’s Reuters headline comes as no surprise:

BAGHDAD, Iraq-Saddam Hussein‘s trial quickly collapsed into chaos after resuming Sunday with one defendant dragged out of court and the defense team walking out in protest. The former Iraqi leader was then ejected after shouting “down with traitors” and “down with America.”

AFP: Trial chaos as Saddam walks out, half-brother ejected