Wednesday, March 15, 2006

AP Headline: Saddam Testifies, but Judge Cuts Him Off

Yahoo! News is showing a top news article blazing the headline as though Saddam was not allowed to defend himself. But when you look at what he said, the story changes.

Saddam Hussein testified Wednesday for the first time at his trial, and the judge closed the court after the ex-dictator's speech calling for Iraqis to end sectarian violence and fight U.S. troops instead.
Even as the judge repeatedly yelled at Saddam to stop making what he called political speeches, the deposed leader read from a prepared text, insisting he was still Iraq's president.
"Let the (Iraqi) people unite and resist the invaders and their backers. Don't fight among yourselves," he said, praising the insurgency. "In my eyes, you are the resistance to the American invasion."

How much you want to bet this makes page 1 of NY Times, claiming he was tortured?