Saddam's Latest Foes

The rasping drone was familiar, as was his surreal declaration: "I am Saddam Hussein, President of the Republic of Iraq." At his first court appearance in Baghdad last week, the former dictator sparred with the judge, defended his invasion of Kuwait and even floated a defense strategy, claiming the U.S.-financed tribunal had no jurisdiction in Iraq. "This is a theater by Bush the criminal," he said, wagging an index finger.

Yet for all his defiance in the dock, Saddam may not be happy that he has been formally transferred to Iraqi custody. Iraq's national security adviser, Muwaffak al-Rubaie, tells TIME that...

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