First there’s a threat by Baathists to strike Americans if Saddam is executed. Which isn’t scary at all, of course, because Iraqi Baathists have absolutely no connection to terrorism.
Then Saddam’s lawyers release a weepy letter saying that Iraqi’s shouldn’t hate the Americans, only their leaders. And there’s a big kiss to Ramsey Clark and the anti-war movement.
I think things are gathering steam for an imminent denouement.