Bush Knew Too

Owen Byrne owen at permafrost.net
Mon Jan 5 21:09:54 PST 2004

Elias Sinderson wrote:

> The following is posted at <http://www.tompaine.com/feature2.cfm/ID/9689>.
> Cheers,
> Elias
> _________________________________
> Two Loud Words
What amazes me is that everytime Howard Dean tries to call Bush on any 
of his lies, the whole Democratic party rushes to his defense. Does 
anybody in the US really think that the capture of Saddam made you safer?

And I imagine the spin on his capture came from the White House. Do they 
even try to hide the truth, or they just have such a firm grasp on the 
propaganda outlets that they feel they don't need to bother?



>   Saddam held by Kurds, drugged and left for US troops: report
> Saddam Hussein was captured by US troops only after he had been taken 
> prisoner by Kurdish forces, drugged and abandoned ready for American 
> soldiers to recover him, a British tabloid newspaper has reported.
> Saddam came into the hands of the Kurdish Patriotic Front after being 
> betrayed to the group by a member of the al-Jabour tribe, whose 
> daughter had been raped by Saddam's son Uday, leading to a blood feud, 
> reported the /Sunday Express/, which quoted an unnamed senior British 
> military intelligence officer.
> The newspaper said the full story of events leading up to the ousted 
> Iraqi president's capture on December 13 near his hometown of Tikrit 
> in northern Iraq, "exposes the version peddled by American spin 
> doctors as incomplete".
> A former Iraqi intelligence officer, whom the /Express/ did not name, 
> told the paper that Saddam was held prisoner by a leader of the 
> Kurdish Patriotic Front, which fought alongside US forces during the 
> Iraq war, until he negotiated a deal.
> The deal apparently involved the group gaining political advantage in 
> the region.
> An unnamed Western intelligence source in the Middle East told the 
> Express: "Saddam was not captured as a result of any American or 
> British intelligence. We knew that someone would eventually take their 
> revenge, it was just a matter of time."

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