Saddam Hussein yesterday accused witnesses of sowing discord for Israel's benefit, in their testimonies about conditions in detention camps under his regime.
Saddam was rebutting two Kurdish witnesses who had testified that they were detained in 1988 in a camp, where conditions were so bad that hundreds died of malnutrition.
"This will only serve the separation.
The Zionists are the only ones who will benefit from the differences among Iraqis."
Saddam also pooh poohed the prosecution claims that he ran a police state, saying:
"Our country and government are real.
What is unreal and unbelievable are the heads, which are falling in the streets nowadays."
Whatever Saddam may say, it is not unreasonable to point out that Iraq was a police state under his control.
The trial continues today.