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Iraq's Aziz Helped Identify Saddam, Official Says
reuters ^ | 12/14/03

Posted on 12/14/2003 8:59:05 AM PST by knak

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's former Deputy Prime Minister Tareq Aziz, in U.S. custody for seven months, helped to confirm the identity of Saddam Hussein after his capture, an official with the U.S.-led administration said Sunday.

"He was identified with the help of Tareq Aziz," the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Reuters. He did not elaborate.

The fugitive dictator was dusty, bearded and apparently exhausted when he was found in a narrow hiding hole during a raid on a farm near his home town Tikrit late Saturday.

Aziz, who surrendered to U.S. forces after the Iraqi president was toppled in April, has been held at the Baghdad airport.

Aziz, once a close aide of Saddam, also helped U.S. forces confirm the identity of the ousted leader's two sons, Uday and Qusay, after they were killed by American soldiers in July.

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
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1 posted on 12/14/2003 8:59:06 AM PST by knak
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To: knak
He did not elaborate.

I will. They put them both in a dark room and after a brief interlude of about 5 minutes, Aziz, upon exiting the room and fastening his belt belt buckle as he spoke, said "Yep, that was him."

2 posted on 12/14/2003 9:02:40 AM PST by leadpencil1 (Saddam Hasbeen)
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To: leadpencil1
That sheeps a damn liar.... :)
3 posted on 12/14/2003 9:04:19 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Saddam Captured Hiding in Hobbit Hole!)
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To: knak
Isn't it amazing, that the "leaders" of Iraq, this murderous country ---- who insisted that hundreds of thousands of their young citizens fight and DIE for the glory of Iraq and Islam ----- ALL SURRENDERED without a fight...

With the exception of Saddam's drug strengthened sons, these phony Islamic Jihadists are in the same category of coward as most of the Democrat is our country.... Ask OTHERS what they will not do themselves.....

Notice also, that when the fat Egyptian, Arafat, was surrounded by the Jews at his compound - did NOT come out firing the weapon he was so proud to be seen with, when he spoke to the U.N.... The ONLY "leader" ever to be allowed to speak to the U.N. armed!

Arafat and ALL the Arab "leaders" are pretenders..
Killers of women and children....
Killers by direction.....incapable of killing themselves to become legitimate martyrs...

Phoney assholes.....all of them...
Semper Fi

4 posted on 12/14/2003 9:16:18 AM PST by river rat
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