April 9, 2003

THE DOCTRINE OF HOT PURSUIT:

Opposition leader: Saddam is alive (CNN, April 9, 2003)
A key Iraqi opposition leader says he has information that Saddam Hussein survived an airstrike in Baghdad and escaped from the capital with at least one of his sons.

However, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said he did not know whether Saddam was dead or alive.

"He's either dead, or he's incapacitated, or he's healthy and cowering in some tunnel someplace trying to avoid being caught. What else can one say?" Rumsfeld said.

Iraqi National Congress leader Ahmad Chalabi told CNN Wednesday the unconfirmed reports indicated that the Iraqi president had taken refuge in the city of Baqubah, northeast of the Iraqi capital.

"We have no evidence they have been killed in that attack. We know at least that Qusay, his son, has survived and he is occupying some houses in the Diyala area," Chalabi said.

The same reports indicated that Gen. Ali Hassan al-Majeed -- nicknamed "Chemical Ali" -- was wounded but alive and in the same area.


Our sources tell us that Ali made it to Damascus, Uday to Tripoli, Qusay to Pyongyang, and Saddam to Havana. Pass it on... Posted by Orrin Judd at April 9, 2003 6:44 PM
Comments

Personally I believe that the plastic surgeons made him look like Michael Moore.

Posted by: Thomas J. Jackson at April 10, 2003 12:42 AM
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