Politics is when you say you are going to do one thing while intending to do another. Then you do neither what you said nor what you intended.
There is much to be said for having an experienced international jurist who is entirely unconnected with the allied invaders, on the tribunal.
If you are Iraqi, you know who I am... and you know that I do not tire. I am the president of Iraq and I refuse to answer these questions because this court is illegitimate.
Baghdad is determined to force the Mongols of our age to commit suicide at its gates.
We are not intimidated by the size of the armies, or the type of hardware the US has brought.
I am not going to answer to this so-called court, out of respect for the truth and the will of the Iraqi people. I've said what I've said, and I'm not guilty.
Allah is on our side. That is why we will beat the aggressor.
I didn't say 'former president,' I said 'president,' and I have the constitutional rights according to the constitution, including immunity from prosecution.
We are ready to sacrifice our souls, our children and our families so as not to give up Iraq. We say this so no one will think that America is capable of breaking the will of the Iraqis with its weapons.
Remember the valiant Iraqi peasant and how he shot down an American Apache with an old weapon.