The NYT's John Burns reports on Iraqi government plans to try Saddam. He reports that the Iraqi government wants to speed up the process, concentrating on a smaller number of cases it believes are sufficiently well documented to show crimes against humanity, murder, and so on - and connect them to Saddam. This is in contrast to the strategy urged by US advising lawyers, who wanted to slow holding the trial until 2006 to develop a broader case and to have it follow cases of other senior officials in order to build up a pattern of command responsibility. It now appears that the Iraqi government plans to go forward with a trial in the coming months, rather than waiting until next year. Read the article here. It's a good piece.