In an article about Saddam’s trial, I welcome this bit:

In contrast to the outbursts, insults and arguments that characterized past proceedings, the defendants listened silently as the documents were shown. When they wanted to make a point, they raised their hands, and Abdel-Rahman often told them to wait, then let them speak later.

I don’t know what joker was running the last trial, but this guy’s doing a much better job. Saddam looks much more guilty trying to argue that these executions were legal — part of the normal checks and balances of a fully functional govnernment.