Libyan ruler Moamer Kadhafi said Saddam Hussein should still be considered Iraq's legal president and the current government illegitimate as it was elected under occupation.
In an interview with the Italian Sky TG24 television channel, he criticized the method of sending in troops to get rid of heads of state, saying that by that practice he could be next. Kadhafi said that "Saddam Hussein cannot be tried because he is a prisoner of war and under the Geneva Convention should be released at the end of hostilities. Saddam is still to be considered the legal president of Iraq because he was not overthrown by the people but by the occupation forces."
"It is dangerous to send troops to eliminate heads of state who are not appreciated, because tomorrow it could be the turn of Castro, Kadhafi or Mugabe, or even China and North Korea," he added.
"The invasion of Iraq was not justified because Saddam had already abandoned weapons of mass destruction," the Libyan leader added.