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by inca bunny
Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003 at 12:51 AM
Let's see now. The Kurds captured Saddam, drugged him and left him in a hole to be found by the U.S. Army. Saddam spit on his captures when dragged from that hole and a G.I. then punched him. What makes me think I'm NEVER going to hear any of this on the nightly news?
GI 'punched Saddam for spitting at his captors'
By David Rennie in Washington
Saddam Hussein spat at American soldiers moments after his capture and was promptly punched by one of them, according to US government sources.
Time magazine, citing officials familiar with confidential accounts of Saddam's capture, cast doubt yesterday on the Pentagon version, that a defiant Saddam offered to negotiate, only to be told by one GI: "Regards from President Bush."
That exchange is "apocryphal", an intelligence official told Time. The true version involved Saddam spitting on his captors as they dragged him from his "spider-hole" hiding place.
"A soldier promptly slugged the old tyrant," Time reported. Coalition military spokesmen in Baghdad claimed no knowledge of the fateful punch.
Saddam's capture led to the arrest of hundreds of Iraqis, including some of the leaders of the insurgency, Gen Richard Myers the chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff said yesterday. He added that Saddam was not co-operating with US interrogators.
• "The American Soldier" was named yesterday as Time magazine Person of the Year.
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||Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003 at 7:16 AM
|spit at his captors?
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||Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003 at 3:54 PM
|In the last analysis,
||Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003 at 4:07 PM
|Meyer you friggin idiot
||Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003 at 4:49 PM
|Yes, Meyer you're an idiot
||Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003 at 12:44 AM
|"Do you work in social srvices Meyer??"
||in the know
||Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003 at 5:12 AM
||Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003 at 1:40 PM
|Wrong to abuse a prisoner??
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