Sources have told me that the transformation of Saddam went unnoticed or at the very least unreported.
He grew a beard. He had never had a beard before.
He began wearing civies, as opposed to the military uniform he normally wore.
He wore a dark suit with a colored shirt (not white) with no neck tie. Sorry, I can't recall the symbolism of this, but it exists.
He showed up for his trial carrying a koran.
These were signs of his changing ideology that no one wanted to discuss.
He also made the statement that "obtaining Nuclear weapons was a religous duty".
This information should have been part of the House Intelligence Committee investigation. Now Bush will have to rewrite history after the lies have been projected successfully by the Dems and media. A much tougher job after the fact.
I think it is to preclude him from committing suicide.