Seriously. Saddam should be allowed to implicate as many co-conspiritors as he can, no matter whether they are Americans, British, German, or French. The outcome of Saddam's trial is largely moot, but if it can serve some purpose, it can help to make it clear to "decent democratic politicians" that if you help out the scum of the earth, your hands might get dirty too.
Let's face it. Reagan and Bush Sr. almost certainly knew about arms for hostages in Iran. They also helped arm and train many of the same forces that became Al Qaeda. Now, with any luck, they will get one more black mark on their record for their invaluable assistance in the most widespread use of deadly chemical weapons since WWI. And yet, there are -- as always -- no repercussions. Maybe this time, however, there will be more of a stench.
Hopefully, we can stop talking about putting Reagan on the dime soon.