Thursday, December 22, 2005
"SEE, HE TOLD US SO"
FOR THE TRUTH DETECTOR
Well, I guess we all know who Saddam and his lawyers have been listening to from 12 noon to 3 pm daily. Rush has been spot on (as is norm) with his brilliant anaylsis of how Saddam Hussein and his lawyers simply need to get their Talking Points from the Dems.
Lets Review: STORY
Hussein: White House 'No. 1 liar in the world'
After day of outbursts, the trial adjourns until January
Thursday, December 22, 2005; Posted: 1:44 p.m. EST (18:44 GMT)
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- The trial of deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, which has fallen into a pattern of grim testimony interrupted by theatrical outbursts, adjourned Thursday for more than a month.
On Thursday, as in previous days, testimony about brutal treatment was interrupted by courtroom tirades by Hussein and his half brother. Hussein charged Thursday that the Bush administration lied when it claimed there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, just at it lied by disputing his claims of being beaten.
"The White House lies once more," Hussein said, "the No. 1 liar in the world. They said in Iraq, there is chemicals, and there is a relation to terrorism, and they announced later we couldn't find any of that in Iraq. "Also, they said that what Saddam Hussein (said) was not true," he continued in an apparent reference to his claims Wednesday that he and all seven of his codefendants were beaten and tortured by their American captors.
"I have documented the injuries I had before three American medical teams," he said. *edit* I wander if Dr. Howard Dean was one of them?
Hussein later appeared to waver, saying the medical teams numbered "two, for sure, unequivocally." He began to heal after eight months, he said, but bruises remain three years later. We don't lie," he said. "The White House lies." The U.S. State Department and a spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad said Hussein's claims of beatings and torture were untrue.
Meanwhile, defense attorneys requested that the testimony of prosecution witnesses not be broadcast until all the witnesses have testified, saying they are watching each other's testimonies and repeating them. The court said it would consider that request.
Hussein and seven codefendants are charged with crimes against humanity, including the killings of 140 men and boys in the town of Dujail following a failed 1982 assassination attempt against Hussein there. Earlier in the day, Hassan launched into long political diatribes, hurling insults at prosecutors, complaining about the conditions of their detention and challenging the legitimacy of the court.
Ranting about the food he is being served, Hassan said a New York Times magazine column mentioned that his ribs are showing because of weight loss.
"This is not justice," Hassan declared. "This is not democracy." Asked to stop by prosecutors, Hassan said, "My talk is strengthening the court, and will give it credibility."
In the Video Uplink CNN provides, the announcer states Saddam has ranted that:
The Trial was Illegitimate
(Bush Illegitimate Googled brought 1,370,000 hits)
The War was Illegal
(Dems claim War Illegal 1,360,000)
President Bush was Fraudulent
(Bush Fraudulent 1,530,000... we have a winner)
I found this little ditty here (STORY)
The most vehement opponents, including the Rev. Al Sharpton and Ohio Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, have been the harshest in their condemnation of the administration. Kucinich said the failure to find any weapons of mass destruction shows the war was "based on fraudulent claims." Sharpton called the war illegitimate.
Thanks Dems... we knew we could count on ya!
Oh yeah... who's Saddam's new lead attorney?
Former Democratic President Lyndon "Quagmire" Johnson's former Attorney General Ramsey Clark.
What's the matter Saddam... wouldn't Janet Reno return your calls?