Even as the judge repeatedly yelled at Saddam to stop making what he called political speeches, the deposed leader read from a prepared text, insisting he was still Iraq's president.
“Let the (Iraqi) people unite and resist the invaders and their backers. Don't fight among yourselves,” he said, praising the insurgency. “In my eyes, you are the resistance to the American invasion.”
Finally, Chief Judge Raouf Abdel-Rahman ordered the session closed to the public, telling journalists to leave the chamber. The delayed video feed also was cut.