No, I’m not kidding…
Not to distract anyone from the wonderful news of the day that Saddam Hussein was captured alive by Coalition forces, but I just know you all have to have a laugh here. Did you know OPEC wants assurances of aid from everyone should the world decide to go with energy sources other than oil? Yeah, sure. Right after we fund that pay-them-for-the-rest-of-their-lives program for cocaine dealers and producers should we ever shut them all down.
UpdateThey got him!
They’ve been wrong before, but can it be this time? CNN is reporting that US-led forces conducting a raid in Tikrit, Iraq have captured Saddam Hussein. The actual claim by the US is that we have a “high degree of confidence” that it’s him. After the capture, he was taken to other Iraqi’s who are familiar with him for an ID. They say it’s him. He has scars that match wounds known to have been inflicted on Saddam. Abdel-Aziz al-Hakim, president of the Iraqi governing council, said that DNA tests have confirmed it as well. This is “breaking news” so expect the story to change in the next few hours.
UPDATE: At a press conference, US Administrator Paul Premer and General Sanchez announced they have confirmed that they have captured Saddam Hussein. The CNN story has a picture of the man with a greying beard and longer hair. But there’s no question if you look at the guy – it’s him. Fortunately they had DNA testing and other methods as well. This is wonderful news, most especially for the Iraqi’s who feared he might return some day.
OK, now we need to get that Iraqi Tribunal fired up and let them have at him.