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Saddam Defiant in Baghdad Court Appearance

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Saddam Defiant in Baghdad Court Appearance

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Saddam Defiant in Baghdad Court Appearance

Saddam Defiant in Baghdad Court Appearance

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Saddam Hussein, the former president of Iraq, appears before a judge in Baghdad. The captured dictator was defiant in court, rejecting the accusations against him and refusing to sign a charge sheet acknowledging that he had been advised of his rights. His trial is not expected to begin until next year. NPR's Deborah Amos reports.