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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:38 AM
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Saddam Pleads Innocent, Gets Into Scuffle
http://channels.isp.netscape.com/news/story.jsp?flok=FF...

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BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - A defiant Saddam Hussein pleaded innocent to charges of murder and torture as his long-awaited trial began Wednesday with the one-time dictator arguing about the legitimacy of the court and scuffling with guards.

The first session of the trial lasted about three hours, and the judge ordered an adjournment until Nov. 28.

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The confrontation then became physical. When a break was called, Saddam stood, smiling, and asked to step out of the room. When two guards tried to grab his arms to escort him out, he angrily shook them off.

They tried to grab him again, and Saddam struggled to free himself. Saddam and the guards shoved each other and yelled for about a minute.

It ended with Saddam getting his way, and he was allowed to walk independently, with the two guards behind him, out of the room for the break.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:43 AM
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1. Who's your daddy?
They are going to make him a hero with this trial.
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:47 AM
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3. Saddam didn't get to be the ruler of Iraq for nothing.
They will have to kill him to stop him.
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rkc3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:06 PM
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4. I hope he brings a few close friends down with him - that is before
the CIA has him assassinated.
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:46 AM
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2. Oh goodness.
:spray:
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