December 15, 2003


Now it is confirmed that the man captured with $750,000 in cash, two AK 47 machine guns and pistol is really Saddam Hussain. He was found in Al-Dawr, a village 15 miles from his hometown of Tikrit. He was lurking in a bricked-in wall six-feet under the basement of a small house on the property.

Quite amazing!

There has been loads of reactions from all over the world and media has been flooded with them.

Nz. Bear compiles some of the weblog reactions here.

Some more anti-war blogger reactions here.

Buzzmachine compiles some Iraqi bloggers reactions here.

Saddam has been portrayed in many of the Muslim countries as a hero (which I always thought as a wrong choice). Numerous posters were sold and many kids were named after Saddam.

But he turned out to be an ordinary tyrant who built his personal fortune exploiting his countrymen and changing events. He should be tried for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

There is another thing to ponder as one time exclusive article discovers:

Saddam was also asked whether Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction. "No, of course not," he replied, according to the official, "the U.S. dreamed them up itself to have a reason to go to war with us." The interrogator continued along this line, said the official, asking: "if you had no weapons of mass destruction then why not let the U.N. inspectors into your facilities?" Saddam's reply: "We didn't want them to go into the presidential areas and intrude on our privacy."

However Saddam has lost his credibility by now and only time will tell the truth about WMDs.


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