Saddam Hussein is cross-examined for the first time



From the New York Times:

Mr. Hussein dodged questions, quoted from the Koran, and again repeatedly questioned the legitimacy of the court.

Asked by the prosecutor, Jaafar al-Mousawi, how he could go through the evidence against the 148 in just two days before signing off on their execution orders, Mr. Hussein answered, according to a pool report: “That is the right of the head of state.”