Who's Supporting Saddam In Japan?
Ziad al-Khasawneh, who heads Saddam's defense team, spoke to reporters in Tokyo, where he is trying to raise support, AP reported.Who in Japan is supporting Saddam? Japan is one oil-hungry place, but Saddam doesn't have access to oil any more. And there's that vaunted "special relationship" between Bush and Japan's PM, Koizumi, which, one would think, would preclude this sort of thing.
That leaves the Mifune Factor. Mifune, as you may recall, was the novelist/rightist who committed seppuku (hari-kiri) after a deliberately doomed military mini-coup. Japan has more than its share of eccentric whackos, and I hope the snoops are following al-Khasawneh's every move so they can do a little active discouraging of defense fund contributions.
Sure, everyone deserves a defence, but anyone who'd contribute to Saddam's deserves a little careful observation.