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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

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Saddam on a bad day: "Saddam looked tired. He did not show the same energy he did in previous sessions, as if he were ill. He did not show his customary aplomb with the judge. He seemed almost kind. I am surprised." From a fascinating interview with Saddam's old translator. Also, this comment should get the Freedom Fry portions of America into a righteous fury: "For example, until the end of his presidency, when I heard him talk about Jacques Chirac whom he had met in the mid-1970s it was to emphasize that he had remained his friend, even 30 years later and despite France's sometimes-hostile position towards Iraq. Saddam continues to believe in friendship in a world where there is no friendship, only interests."