Saddam n ow has POW status. I dont think this means anything large. In fact, the status can be changed--as far as I can tell--at virtually any time, especially if he had anything to do with the post-war insurgency movement. I also do not think this prevents us from handing him back to the Iraqis for trial. Phil Carters essay on what the trial might look-like (he wrote it in December, just after Saddam was caught).