Saddam's Imposter
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Saddam's Imposter
Sat Jan 3 02:10:16 2004

Saddam's Imposter


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We have all seen Saddam Hussein on TV. His smiling visage seems to stand out in stark contrast to the more than one million people that he has killed, some of whom were personally shot by Saddam Hussein himself. Saddam Hussein has even killed his own grandchildren.

But now, German scientists have established that the Saddam Hussein we see on TV is not the real Saddam Hussein. Saddam Hussein has at least three doubles.


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Saddam's Body Doubles

The eight Saddam body doubles are gathered in one of the bunkers in downtown Baghdad. Tariq Aziz, the deputy prime minister, comes in and says, "I have some good news and some bad news." They ask for the good news first.

Aziz says, 'The good news is that Saddam is still alive, so you all still have jobs."

"And the bad news?" they ask.

Aziz replies, "He's lost an arm."

The mysterious capture of Saddam Hussein
By Sandy Shanks
The Daily Tribune
Last Updated: Friday, January 02nd, 2004 01:55:09 PM

Once again Florence poked her head through our bedroom door on Dec. 14th with some Earth-shattering news. “We’ve captured Saddam Hussein,” she announced. Muttering an obscenity under my breath that things always seem to happen while I’m still in bed, I trudged out to the kitchen.

Before my first cup of coffee, I stared vacantly at the apparition on the screen – a hermit-like figure with a scraggly beard and unkempt hair was having his mouth examined by an unknown doctor.

“That’s Saddam?” I questioned myself not wishing to miss any of the dialogue. I learned of his meekness at the point of capture, and that he was disoriented (or drugged).

When the news reports began to repeat themselves, belatedly I went on my morning power walk, and began recalling what is known about the dictator. He stole so much from the Iraqis that Saddam was regarded as the 55th richest man in the world. He had 26,000 elite, dedicated, highly paid fanatics called the Presidential Guard to protect him. Much as we would like to add cowardice to the huge list of debaucheries, this man is not faint-hearted. Twice he challenged the power of the U.S., and he could have flown the Iraqi coop, but he stayed. Many were convinced that he would not allow himself to be captured alive. His appearance was questioned as was the squalor in which had been found. At the end of the walk I concluded that was not Saddam. That was one of his doubles. Nothing else made sense.

Then I learned of the time of his capture, Saturday afternoon, our time, and Bush’s skepticism that we had the right man. Bush was informed at 5:14 EST on Sunday that Saddam’s identity was confirmed by DNA testing, and he allowed the media to have its scoop. So, it is Saddam, but reminded of the questions aroused during the walk, I further concluded, that doesn’t make any sense, either.

A Southern California columnist may have found the answer to the puzzle. Gerald Plessner, using a web site called the DEBKAfile, speculated that Saddam was already a prisoner when the 4th I.D. captured him, and that he had been held captive for nearly four weeks since his audio taped message on Nov. 16th concerning Ramadan. Cursing that I should have thought of that, I embarked on an examination of Jerusalem-based DEBKAfile. It has been cited as Best of the Web by Forbes, a selected Hot Site by USA Today, and profiled in the New York Observer and Time Magazine. I could go on. While one might assume that it is pro-Israeli due its locale, the site appears to be open and candid. One of my personal sources summarized, “I did some random checks on credibility, and the info is considered reliable and timely by pros in the field.” Also, there are reports out of London, Paris, Baghdad, Turkey, and two separate ones out of India that Saddam was already captive when Americans nabbed him. This is all speculative, as Mr. Plessner notes, and the reports could be feeding off one another. However, the same speculation from such disparate places as London to Turkey leads one to believe there might be some validity.

Detractors quickly point out that Saddam had a loaded pistol. This can be explained in any number of ways. Presented are two. His pistol was as much a part of his uniform as his tunic. Were he captured without it the mere speculation would be rampant. Assuming honor among thieves, he may have been allowed to keep his weapon in case he chose the Extreme Solution to his many problems.

Speculative, yes, however, responsible newspapers are reporting it throughout the globe. Saddam already a prisoner on Dec. 13th? Now that does make sense.

Sandy Shanks, a native of Hibbing, is the author of two books. He can be reached at .

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