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Rejecting Court as 'Theater,' Saddam Remains Defiant

Downcast but defiant, Saddam Hussein appears before an Iraqi court, declaring himself the "president of Iraq" and accusing President Bush of being the real criminal. The seven charges filed against him include the gassing of Kurds, the invasion of Kuwait and the suppression of a Shiite uprising. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep and NPR's Deborah Amos.

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