January 13, 2004

Did Iran Capture Saddam?

Al-Mustaqbal, a reputable Lebanese newspaper reports that Iran played a key role in capture of Saddam by promising to collaborate with him and then have his envoy monitored by Kurds in the area to finally find his hiding place.

This may be just another hoax or may explain the sudden softening of W's stand towards the Iranian regime over the past month or so. It's probably one of those questions that will never be fully explained.

Meanwhile, I'm glad the situation surrounding his capture was so safe and calm with no worries of any intruption by forces loyal to him that shortly after he was taken out of his "hole" and is still on the ground with cuffs on, U.S. soldiers find it appropriate to snap souvenir pictures (link may be down due to high traffic, try later).

I say capture, but we all know... We Always Had Him.

Posted by Pedram at January 13, 2004 09:44 PM

Have heard a similiar story from some Iraqi Kurds, without the Iranian connection. Kurds did announce capture hours before US.

Posted by: Jane at January 14, 2004 05:25 AM

Even Finland announced it before the US, but I assure you Finns did not have him. This flash presentation was really interesting. The twist in the story where Saddam's only good deed is the invasion of Kuwait was quite surprising. Well done!

Posted by: pp at January 15, 2004 07:56 AM