Thursday, October 20, 2005
You Can Call Me Al-Saddam
So, quite a riotous opening to the trial of a certain Baathist dictator, eh?
You know who I mean. This guy:
He apparently refused to tell the court his name, struggled with guards and took a defiant stand throughout:
[A]t the opening of the trial, the ousted Iraqi leader -- looking thin with a salt-and-pepper beard in a dark gray suit and open-collared white shirt -- stood and asked the presiding judge: "Who are you? I want to know who you are."With all that, one has to wonder: Who gets the lead in the movie? Hmmm...maybe I'm crazy, but there was something strangely familiar about that particular court outburst:
"I do not respond to this so-called court, with all due respect to its people, and I retain my constitutional right as the president of Iraq," he said, brushing off the judge's attempts to interrupt him. "Neither do I recognize the body that has designated and authorized you, nor the aggression because all that has been built on false basis is false."
You're out of order! You're out of order! The whole trial is out of order! They're out of order!...It's just a show! It's a show! It's "Let's Make A Deal"! "Let's Make A Deal"! Hey Frank, you wanna "Make A Deal"? I got an insane judge...! Whaddya wanna gimme Frank, 3 weeks probation?You know, I think Al could just pull this off:
...And Baghdad Justice For All?
It's got possibilities.