Saddam’s Baathists Threaten to Strike US Interests if He is Executed

Drudge links to an AP report:

“Our party warns again of the consequences of executing Mr. President and his comrades,” the statement said.

“The Baath and the resistance are determined to retaliate, with all means and everywhere, to harm America and its interests if it commits this crime,” the statement added, referring to Baath fighters as “the resistance.”

“The American Administration will be held responsible for any harm inflicted on the president because the United States is the decision-maker (in Iraq) and not the puppet Iraqi government.”

The statement said that if the execution takes place, it would be impossible for the Baath to take part in any prospective negotiations with U.S. and Iraqi officials to reduce the violence in Iraq.

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