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Kellanved Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 12:17 PM
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Saddam Said Alive but Not Behind Attacks
WASHINGTON - The top U.S. official in Iraq says he believes Saddam Hussein is still alive and remains in the war-battered nation, but is not orchestrating daily attacks on American troops. Also Sunday, two more U.S. soldiers were killed in an ambush in northern Iraq.

U.S. administrator L. Paul Bremer also told NBC's "Meet the Press" that Americans should prepare for a lengthy stay in Iraq. "It's clear that given the size of the task, we are going to be there for a while," he said. "I don't know how many years."

Two soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division were killed and one was injured in an ambush Sunday in northern Iraq, according to the U.S. military. That followed the death Saturday of an American soldier who was shot while guarding a bank in west Baghdad.

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bleedingheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 12:24 PM
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1. no he is one of many orchestrating attacks
because Iraq has become one big game for a bunch of players...whoever holds out longest and is still standing at the end will win.. and then be sitting on huge oil reserves.


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matt819 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 12:28 PM
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2. And this somehow means that US soldiers are not dying?
This is another one of their "strategie" of not claiming any responsibility for what's going on. Whether Saddam is behind these attacks or not is irrelevant. Guerilla-style warfare is well underway, and Americans and British soldiers (along, undoubtedly, with Iraqi civilians) are still dying.
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mjb4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 01:18 PM
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3. Saddam is alive but insane
I thought the son was trying to negotiate a handover and the US refused. The son said Saddam was alive, but bewildered or insane. But I heard also that the Minister of Info hand hanged himself and that was not true.
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Maple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 01:47 PM
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4. Of course it wouldn't be Saddam
coordinating these attacks. I'm sure he's taken up knitting, or stamp collecting instead. :eyes:
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DoveTurnedHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 08:48 PM
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5. Kick
DTH
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