Monday, February 13, 2006

Saddam's trial just keeps getting funnier

Saddam takes the Cindy Sheehan/Al Gore route protesting against George Bush.

Ibrahim was physically forced into the room, shouting and struggling with guards holding him by the arms. Saddam and the other defendants walked in on their own, apparently having decided to comply with the judge's order without guards compelling them.

But they made clear their opposition to being ordered to attend, shouting chants against President Bush and arguing vehemently with the judge. "Down with Bush. Long live the nation," Saddam yelled, waving his finger, before sitting down.

Even their dress signaled their defiance. Ibrahim wore white undershirt and brown long underwear, his head bare without the Arab headdress he insisted on wearing in past sessions as a mark of dignity.

Saddam carried a Quran and wore a blue galabeya — a traditional Arab robe — with a black overcoat, a stark contrast to the tailored black suits he has worn to past sessions. He had dark bedroom slippers.

[...] "Degradation and shame upon you, Raouf," Saddam yelled. Later, he called the investigating judges "homosexuals."

Yeah, I'm pretty sure he's lost it, because nothing says I'm innocent like calling the judge gay.