December 21, 2003

Who Caught Saddam? A British newspaper reports that Saddam Hussein was captured by US troops only after he had been taken prisoner by Kurdish forces, drugged and abandoned ready for American soldiers to recover him.

According to the Sunday Herald: "By early Sunday – way before Saddam's capture was being reported by the mainstream Western press – the Kurdish media ran the following news wire: 'Saddam Hussein, the former President of the Iraqi regime, was captured by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan. A special intelligence unit led by Qusrat Rasul Ali, a high-ranking member of the PUK, found Saddam Hussein in the city of Tikrit, his birthplace. Qusrat's team was accompanied by a group of US soldiers. Further details of the capture will emerge during the day...' By the time Western press agencies were running the same story, the emphasis had changed, and the ousted Iraqi president had been 'captured in a raid by US forces backed by Kurdish fighters'."

Does it matter who captured Hussein? Well, I'm an adult and I'd rather know the truth than be fed a fictional/theatrical version. George Bush probably doesn't care, since he told ABC's Diane Sawyer last week that he saw no difference between having WMDs and wanting to have them. If this story gets some legs, maybe we'll find out what really happened.

Hey! Saddam likes hot dogs? [carson]I did not know that![/carson] ... The White House engages in a little website scrubbing, adding "its own cosmetic touch-ups to history." ... "They're just going to keep killing us until we leave." ... Fox News Changes Slogan. ... Got Democracy? Not really.

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