Today in court Saddam would not enter a plea to the charge of killing and torturing hundreds of Shias.
Saddam, packing a Koran, said the following:
Your honour, you gave a long report. That report can't be summed up by saying guilty or not... This statement cannot influence me or shake a hair of my head. What matters to me is the Iraqi people and myself. I am president of Iraq by the will of the Iraqi people.The judge entered a not guilty plea for Saddam.
Of all the trials and true crime stories that America has gone nuts for, isn't this trial getting remarkably little coverage?
VIDEO: The BBC's Jim Muir reports on Saddam Hussein's trial.