This is the lead sentence
written by the professionals at AP:
BAGHDAD – The international face of Saddam Hussein's regime, Tariq Aziz, was sentenced to death by hanging Tuesday for persecuting Shiites just over three months after the Americans transferred him to Iraqi government custody.
How about that? Three months after being handed over, Tariq Asiz somehow managed to persecute Shiites, for which he has now been sentenced to death.