I realize that this is not wall street news per se, but I think we will see it on the front page of the journal. Saddam has been found guilty of murder and crimes against humanity, and sentenced to death by hanging. The situation in Iraq will be extremely volatile over the next months until the sentence is carried out. One interesting thing has developed, and that is that Saddam's lawyer, an American named Ramsey Clark is being ordered to leave Iraq for sending the judge a note containing insulting language pertaining to the Iraqi people. Automatic appeals will take place in the Iraqi courts and will be reviewed by a 10 judge panel. If that process goes without delay and the sentence is accepted, Saddam will hang. The process for appeal should take approximately 20-30 days according to court officials.