Originally Posted by Missileer
A speedy trial usually is the result of overwhelming evidence. As for the timing, that's Iraq's laws, not ours to judge. As for Texas, don't come to Texas and kill folks and you'll have no problems.
I think MontyB said it well, nobody denies his guilt. And aside from the Sunni in Iraq nobody had a real problem in his death sentence. I think think of fewer people more fitting a punishment than he.
That being said, it was a sham trial, even with the overwhelming evidence. You had witnesses intimidated, you had defense lawyers (and their families) murdered, you had the judge changed at least twice The defendant was denied a change a venue even though it was obvious he should have had one, and so on and so forth.