July 28, 2004
— Ace I'm a little skeptical.
Posted by: fat kid at July 28, 2004 11:14 AM (yHxMk)
Posted by: Sailor Kenshin at July 28, 2004 12:08 PM (+/E/x)
This stikes me as an odd statement. If his jailors were to suddenly set Saddam free, would these lawyers be just as worried that they wouldn't have a client to defend? Sounds more like they _wanted_ to say, "We're very worried that we'll lose this once in a lifetime opportunity to achieve everlasting world fame."
Posted by: Rudejelly at July 28, 2004 12:31 PM (9Aq9t)
Posted by: Allah at July 28, 2004 12:31 PM (EeR5C)
Posted by: Raoul Ortega at July 28, 2004 02:20 PM (xuymE)
Posted by: The Black Republican at July 28, 2004 05:54 PM (9VCzx)
There are, it seems, several reports that Saddam suffered a mild stroke. His lawyers reportedly are demanding access to him out of their (hyperbolic) fear that his death may be imminent.
If Saddam did indeed have a stroke, as there are reports he had a "brain scan" (where at the world famous Baghdad Center for Neuroimaging?).
The majority of strokes are ischemic (bland or without bleeding) and typically involve varying degrees of motor weakness, sensory loss, less commonly loss of vision, balance or language. Most strokes get mostly better, some strokes get all better, but disability is common.
Hemorrhagic strokes have the potential for being more deadly than ischemic strokes (on average), but can also be mild and self-limiting.
My guess is that Saddam is receiving closely monitored medical care and issues of primary and secondary stroke prophylaxis are being attended to carefully.
There is little chance of the US allowing Saddam to die in their custody. US military neurologists (there aren't many) are available and one or more will be sent ASAP.
Believe me on this one.
Posted by: MeTooThen at July 28, 2004 08:26 PM (5xH0x)
Posted by: sam at September 03, 2004 02:02 AM (2mOD8)
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