SECRET TRIAL FOR SADDAM?….Via Juan Cole, Iyad Alawi, a member of the Interim Governing Council, talks to the London-based al-Hayat newspaper about the possibility of Saddam’s trial being public:

I don’t think so. That subject has not been discussed so far. I don’t believe so. It will be like any other trial for any other criminal, except that Saddam’s crimes have been bewildering, horrifying, and extensive. There is another thing, the possibility that he will mention the names of states and the names of persons to whom he has given bribes and wealth. We don’t want him to mention all that on television.

A secret trial? Because we’re afraid of what he might say publicly?

I hope Alawi doesn’t speak for the rest of the council. Hell, even Hermann Goering got a public trial.