Saddam's Capture - Questions
The Media Is Not Asking

From Paul Read

Raymond Burr: Ladies and gentlemen of the jury:
As the court appointed attorney for Mr. Hussein, we would like to present the following articles in evidence as exhibits A through Z.
Now, Mr. Hussein, do you recognize the man who brought you the package of money and biological weapons in 1983 ? Is he present in the courtroom ? Would you please point him out the court ?
Oh, yeah, sure...this is gonna happen.
Bush is going to let Saddam sing like a Partridge in an Olive Tree.
I finally got a look at the footage.
I be in Jamaica Mon, and Me no see noBODY as high as Rasta Saddam when he come out da hole Mon.
Dey have the good stuff in Tikrit Mon. He was so drugged he coulda been hiding in Andy Warhol's apartment. They dressed him up to look like Jerry Garcia ca. 1967.
and I quote: "...Iraq, at the very least, is a nation of a thousand Jack Rubys."
"Will BushFeld let an Iraqi Jack Ruby "slip through" to keep Saddam from exposing Bush's WMD lies?..."
Please also take a look at the lovely PRESS KIT, that was just coincidentally and oh so considerately prepared to give out to media, BEFORE the capture.
What would YOU say if there were gorgeous 8X10 glossies and handy one page bios available of Oswald or Sirhan Sirhan three hours BEFORE anyone got shot ? Yeah. Me, too.
Well, Mon, me be wanting some of that stuff Rasta Saddam be smokin', Mon.
Anyone out there know how to get Las Vegas oddsmakers quotes on when he bites the big one ?
I wanna lay the house and the kids....
And a parlay- Osama and Saddam in the same month-
October 2004.
Then Me go to Tikrit, and buy some da GOOD stuff, Mon.
The Capture of Saddam: The Questions the Mainstream Media Aren't (as Usual) Asking
Cheryl Seal writes: "When the 'Saddam Capture' story broke, a survey of several mainstream news outlets makes it clear: The corporate media in the US and UK, were conveniently supplied with a package similar to a press kit that included video footage, still shots, press releases worded in such a way they could be cut and pasted in the news section or read on air.... Any questions were undoubtedly referred to a 'senior White House Official' who had been briefed with all the correct answers -just as when you are referred to the 'public relations department' when you have a product complaint, you are shortstopped by someone with all the answers, but no solutions. Yep, the White House supplied the media with everything they wanted them to know and say. No need at all for the lazy corporate editor or journalist to ask any questions. Just open wide and let 'em spoon it in!"
Use this link for a photo of Donald Rumsfeld and Saddam shaking hands in 1983.
Saddam Says Bush 'Dreamed Up' WMD Scare as a 'Reason to Go to War'
TIME reports, "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.'" Memo to TIME: are you completely unaware that after the UN passed Resolution 1441 on 11-7-02, Saddam DID let UN inspectors into all of the Presidential palaces? Stop scrubbing history!,8599,561472,00.html
__DEBKA Thinks Saddam Wasn't Hiding - But Had Already Been Captured
DEBKAfile speculates on intelligence issues from a pro-Israeli viewpoint. Noting the "incredibly bedraggled, tired and crushed condition of this once savage, dapper and pampered ruler," DEBKAfile concludes: "Saddam Hussein was not in hiding; he was a prisoner. After his last audiotaped message was delivered and aired on Sunday November 16, on the occasion of Ramadan, Saddam was seized, possibly with the connivance of his own men, and held in that hole in Adwar for three weeks or more, which would have accounted for his appearance and condition. Meanwhile, his captors bargained for the $25m prize the Americans promised for information leading to his capture alive or dead. The negotiations were mediated by Jalal Talabani's Kurdish PUK militia." Interesting theory. Also noteworthy is the fact Saddam's capture followed right on the heels of James Baker's appointment for Iraq "debt restructuring," when Bush badly needs the support of Europe. Plus that annoying Halliburton scandal...
__DNA Testing Takes 3-5 Days - Not 7 Hours
"You've probably seen it on one of those television crime shows: Skeletal remains are found, DNA tests are performed and presto! The case is solved, conveniently in a one-hour time slot during prime time. Guess what? In real life, it doesn't quite work that way. DNA testing takes time, a great deal of care and includes a lot more variables than seen on television... Once DNA is extracted, it normally takes three to five days to test it, Fenger said. Then, scientists have to compare the DNA to a known sample from the person, or to the DNA of the person's parents." So how did Karl Rove complete the DNA testing of Saddam in 7 hours? And what tissue samples did they compare the DNA to? Did Saddam just leave toenail clippings behind for them at the palace?
__Did Saddam Offer Bush a Deal in September?
Here's a report from the Daily Mirror from 9-21-03 that now seems extremely interesting in light of last weekend's events: "Saddam Hussein has been in secret negotiations with US forces in Iraq for the past nine days, we can reveal. The Iraqi dictator is demanding safe passage to the former Soviet republic of Belarus. In exchange, he has vowed to provide information on weapons of mass destruction and disclose bank accounts where he siphoned off tens of millions of dollars in plundered cash. President Bush is being kept abreast of the extraordinary talks by his National Security advisor Condoleezza Rice. She is co-ordinating negotiations in Baghdad which are led by Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, the commander of American forces in Iraq." What was that about?
__9/11 Widow Wants to Question Saddam BEFORE the Bush Machine Can Block the Truth
"Ellen Mariani, wife of Louis Neil Mariani, who died when United Air Lines flight 175 was flown into the South Tower of the World Trade Center on 911 announced today, in the wake of the capture of Saddam Hussein, she will seek an extraordinary writ by the Honorable Court to immediately depose Saddam Hussein, a critical witness to support the merits of her RICO Act cause of action against Defendant George W. Bush, et. al." Mrs. Mariani wants to ask Saddam for the truth about Bush I and Reagan's collusion with Saddam in the past and the possible bearing this has on the events of 9/11 - BEFORE Bush "justice" blocks the truth through every means at its disposal.
__Greg Palast: 'Jessica Lynch Captures Saddam; Ex-Dictator Demands Back Pay from Baker'
"Saddam Hussein was taken into custody yesterday at approximately 8:30pm Baghdad time. Various television executives, White House spin doctors and propaganda experts at the Pentagon are at this time wrestling with the question of whether to claim PFC Jessica Lynch seized the ex-potentate or that Saddam surrendered after close hand-to-hand combat with current Iraqi strongman Paul Bremer III. Ex-President Hussein himself told US military interrogators that he had surfaced after hearing of the appointment of his long-time associate James Baker III to settle Iraq's debts. 'Hey, my homeboy Jim owes me big time,' Mr. Hussein stated. He asserted that Baker and the prior Bush regime, 'owe me my back pay. After all I did for these guys you'd think they'd have the decency to pay up.' The Iraqi dictator then went on to list the 'hits' he conducted on behalf of the Baker-Bush administrations, ending with the invasion of Kuwait in 1990, authorized by the former US secretary of state Baker."
__Saddam's Capture Offers Chance to End the US Occupation
"Ivo Daalder of the Brookings Institution and James Lindsay of the Council on Foreign Relations write in Newsday, yesterday's extraordinary events 'represent an opportunity to get Iraq right by ending the American occupation quickly and bringing the international community in to help build a stable, secure, and representative Iraq.'... Reuters reports, 'joy at the capture of Saddam Hussein has given way to resentment towards Washington as Iraqis confront afresh the bloodshed, shortages and soaring prices of life under U.S. occupation.' While 'many were ecstatic to see Saddam in the dock and hoped he would answer for his deeds,' some 'said they would not rush to thank America - in their eyes the source of their problems since a U.S.-led coalition toppled Saddam in April.' AFP reports Arabs throughout the world 'shared little of the world's joy over Saddam Hussein's capture, expressing hope only that US troops may soon end their occupation of Iraq.'"
__Will BushFeld Protect Saddam, Or Let Him Be Assassinated?
Robert Dreyfuss writes, "Saddam's capture will present a significant political problem for Bush & Co. All by himself, Saddam can unravel the supposed mystery of Iraq's missing weapons of mass destruction. Call him a liar, but on this subject he can tell the truth. Iraq's WMD were virtually extinguished in 1991, and lingering remnants dealt with by UN inspectors in the early '90s. Already, according to Time, Saddam in captivity ridiculed the WMD issue... Keeping him alive now is the job of the U.S. military, amid a swirl of political forces that would like him dead. Though he has apparently been spirited away to Qatar, he will have to be returned to Iraq for the inquest and trial. And Iraq, at the very least, is a nation of a thousand Jack Rubys." Will BushFeld let an Iraqi Jack Ruby "slip through" to keep Saddam from exposing Bush's WMD lies?
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