The Kuwaiti Al-Anba daily reports that Sadam Hussin has an advanced terminal case of cancer of lymph nodes, according an Iraqi official. Doctors who checked him over after his capture in December predict he will only live for a few more years. The U.S. military was aware that he might be ill, since one of his private doctors in Syria informed them about this when we first invaded Iraq. This means he may not live long enough to come to trial. While this will not give his enemies the closure they seek, it may prevent a backlash from his followers, as well as from al-Qaeda terrorists.
On the other hand, predicting the death of a tyrant can be premature. It's known that Osama bin-Laden has kidney failure, and it's often been thought he must have died, especially when tapes have been released where he makes only general remarks, indicating they could have been recorded some time ago. However, on a recent tape that U.S. intelligence thinks is genuine, he mentions the capture of Saddam, so it's likely that he is still alive.
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