Saddam Ends Hunger Strike
|The BBC reports that Saddam Hussein has ended an 11-day hunger strike for "health reasons". Hussein had lost 4-5kg (9-11 lbs), and his morale was said to be high. Sounds more like he went on a diet than a hunger strike.|
With the new judge presiding over his trial, less theatrics and nonsense have been tolerated. That is certainly a positive development. The trial needs to proceed in an orderly and expeditious manner. As long as Hussein is given a stage, it can only aggravate tensions and hold out hopes to his Baathist Sunni supporters for his return to power.
There was no word on what his first meal consisted of. His favorite dinner is said to be fresh gazelle, though in captivity reports of guards are that he is fond of Cheetos and eats a family size bag of Doritos in 10 minutes. No wonder he went on a diet.