The Butchered Audio of Baghdad

U.S. military censors are vetting video and audio footage of Saddam Hussein's Baghdad trial, according to Variety. Some of the edited footage provided to U.S. news networks might have come from Defense Department cameras, the only ones allowed to record sound. Comparisons of New York Times reporter John Burns' trial coverage and the edited footage identified some missing audio from the edited recordings; Burns, who had a translator with him in the courtroom, quoted Saddam Hussein as saying, "Everyone knows that this is a theatrical comedy by Bush, the criminal, in an attempt to win the election."