I can't wait for the day when we GET Saddam himself---preferably DEAD. I still can't figure out why we can't find Saddam. I mean, it's not like he is Eric Rudolph hiding out by himself in the sticks. Saddam is probably in a city and DIRECTING operations against American forces. Plus he has $25 million on his head, a huge incentive to turn him in.
posted on 11/26/2003 10:35:43 AM PST
(I'm A Real Deal Road Warrior 1st Class!)
It is my belief that Saddam died several months before the coalition strikes. We could not just walk in and demand his body, so we couldn't prove he was dead. His sons and kept the news secret, for their own safety.
Had his sons revealed Saddam was dead, there would have been various coup d'etat attempts by members of the inner circle, leaders from other countries, from Al Queda, etc.
It was to our benefit to have everyone believe Saddam was alive, and to the benefit of his sons/family as well.
I believe Saddam was buried by his sons in one of their unused underground vaults. We have been searching the vaults/tunnels that we captured or blew up, and have not found his body yet. I think that the location of the vault he was placed in was unknown to any but the most trusted, (and may be in Tikrit somewhere), and eventually may be found.
Maybe one day we will know what happened.
I do know that, even as the coalition strikes started, and there was news footage of Saddam touring the streets surrounded by his public, the man we saw was not Saddam.
The intelligence community has not seen the REAL Saddam for over 3 years. The one that the WORLD has seen and accepts as SADDAM is not him.
posted on 11/26/2003 12:01:40 PM PST
("Duty is ours, Results are God's" --John Quincy Adams)
If you think about it, finding Rudolph out in the sticks and on the same American soil occupied by the FBI and the rest of our Army of LEOs would seem to be easier than finding a jackal who hanily hides in the caves of his native land, aided, no doubt, by loyalist fellow-jackals who keep him well-fed on carrion and well-concealed in the depths of their outhouses......
posted on 11/26/2003 12:39:21 PM PST
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