"For those who like to know both sides of any story, Abdul Haq al-Ani's book is a worthwhile if heavy-going read....The
author shows, in great detail, and with convincing supporting evidence, that while the Tribunal was intended to promote
the image of a triumphant Iraq democracy, the Americans were actually in control of all stages of Saddam's trial...For
Bush, Blair and those who let loose war, Abdul Haq al-Ani's book is uncomfortable reading."
Reviewed by Tam Dalyell, former Senior Member of Parliament, Labour Party, United Kingdom in The Oldie, January,
"fascinating reading. One need not agree with, or even follow, each and every one of his assertions to find his book a
penetrating analysis of Iraq’s place in the world and of the Saddam Hussein trial in particular."
Reviewed by John Quigley, Professor of international law and human rights law, Ohio State University in
Synthesis/Regeneration: A Magazine of Green Social Thought, Winter 2009.
"[F]or the real story of the ‘criminal behavior of the United States, its foreign lobbyists and its partisans in this historic
trial’, knowledgeable readers will always turn to Al-Ani’s immensely sobering exposé."
Reviewed by David MacGregor, Professor of Sociology, King’s University College, University of Western Ontario, in
"even though the book profoundly, cogently, and on its face irrefutably exposes the injustice of the trial of Iraqi
President Saddam Hussein and his co-defendants, it exposes much, much more... The Trial of Saddam Hussein is
densely packed with legal arguments (though eminently readable and comprehensible) and fastidious conclusions,
and a simple book review cannot do justice... "
Kim Petersen, Dissident Voice, December 17, 2008.