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HOWARD DEAN STATEMENT ON THE SADDAM VERDICT

The DNC chairman praises the result that would not have come without the actions he opposed:

Justice for the Iraqi people was finally served today with the conviction of Saddam Hussein. This dictator ruled by fear, torturing and murdering his own people to satisfy his malicious interests. It’s commendable and important that he was brought to justice in the country where he committed these atrocities against humanity.

Iraq is in the middle of a civil war and growing sectarian violence will be an even greater concern following this verdict. Our troops should be commended for providing the security needed to conduct this trial in Iraq and for their ongoing efforts to put an end to the violence and protect the Iraqi people.

Byron York — Byron York is is the author of The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy.

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