Chaos mars in Saddam Hussein's new trial session

The sole woman in Saddam Hussein's defense team was forcibly pulled from the court by guards Monday and she threw off her lawyer's robe in rage after a shouting match with the judge, as the trial of the former Iraqi leader again turned chaotic. Defense lawyers raised an uproar over the removal of Bushra al-Khalil, accusing the chief judge of trying to intimidate them. Saddam got into his own heated exchange with chief judge Raouf Abdel-Rahman when he objected to Khalil's removal. The judge told him to be silent, and Saddam shouted back, "I'm Saddam Hussein, president of Iraq. I am above you and above your father." "You are a defendant now, not a president," the judge barked, banging his gavel.