Behind the Scenes, Saddam in Fighting Mood

(AFP/Yahoo) Ousted Iraqi president Saddam Hussein admitted to investigative judges that helicopters were used to machine-gun civilians in the central shrine city of Karbala. Asked about the shrines of the imams Hussein and Abbas that were targeted, Saddam responded, "Who do you mean, those [expletive deleted]?" the lawyer quoted him as saying, provoking two of the court's clerks to lunge at the fallen dictator and start pummeling him. The 68-year-old former strongman fought back before the chief judge restored order.

2005-11-18 00:00:00

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