Saddam Hussein was hospitalized and fed with a tube yesterday, the 17th day of a hunger strike, to ensure he was healthy enough to continue with his trial, the chief prosecutor said. The procedure came as the former leader's troubled trial nears a verdict that could lead to his hanging.
The hunger strike was launched to demand better security for the defense team. The defense rejected an offer of the same security provided to the judges and prosecution lawyers.
Hussein being fed with tube
Bassem Mroue, Associated Press, July 24, 2006
Forcing a man to stay alive and trying to hang him at the same time? That is surely reflective of the overall logic of absurdity which is so sadly so common these days.