(From The Irish Times)
The Bush administration is building cases against the Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein, and more than a dozen members of his inner circle who could be charged with crimes against humanity if the Iraqi government is toppled, according to US officials.
Saddam is at the top of a working list of war crimes suspects, joined by his sons Uday and Qusay, each of whom has a reputation for brutality. Also on the list are Ali Hassan Majeed, known as 'Chemical Ali' for his use of chemical weapons against Kurds in northern Iraq and Izzat Ibrahim, vice chairman of Iraq's Revolutionary Command Council.
Those five belong to a core group of …