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Friday, March 11, 2005

U.S. Military Fictionalizing Saddam's Capture?

If this news story is true, a U.S. military production team "fabricated the film of Saddam's capture in a hole, which was in fact a deserted well."

Former U.S. Marine Sergeant Nadim Abou Rabeh, who is of Lebanese descent, has been quoted in a Saudi newspaper as saying that Saddam Hussein was really captured on Friday, December 12, 2003, not on Saturday, December 13, 2003, as the U.S. Army said. Abou Rabeh said that his 20-person unit found Hussein in a small village home, not in a hole in the ground.

Why in the world would anybody want to fake the details of the capture? To make it a better story? Very, very odd.

1 comment:

Meg said...

Reasons to fake the story:

1) To avoid giving credit to the Arabs among the captors, and to avoid memorialization of the Sudanese soldier who allegedly died. U.S. soldiers--the white-bread variety--have to be the official captors.

2) The propaganda-in-Iraq advantages of depicting Saddam as weak and yielding.

Meg
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