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Saddam May Not Live Until Trial

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...

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Saddam's Weapons Buried in Lebanon

Will we ever find Saddam's weapons of mass destruction, so we can justify our invasion of Iraq? Now we've learned that those elusive WMDs may have been buried in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. However, the area is guarded by Iraqis, Iranians, Syrians and Hizbullah operatives, so we may never be able to get to them.

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Saddam's Wife & Wizard

Interviews with Saddam's wizard and his secret wife reveal a lot about the Iraqi dictator. His wizard predicted his downfall and his wife's brother tried to overthrow his government.

Saddam's personal magician won't reveal his name. "That man is still alive, so I?m afraid," he says. "I helped him, his sons, his ministers, his wife, his...

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Saddam Hiding WMD in Syria

Israeli intelligence says Saddam has lots of weapons of mass destruction, as well as nuclear weapons. According to them, during the year before the U.S. invaded Iraq, Saddam transferred all of his weapons to Syria, including equipment, material and even scientists.

His plan was to quickly reassemble all his weapons once the UN inspectors...

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Did We Finally Get Him?

The U.S. has captured 32 of the 55 Iraqis in our "deck of cards." Now Jason Burke writes in the U.K. Observer newspaper that we may have caught the Ace of Spades?Saddam himself. Scientists are carrying out DNA tests on human remains that may be those of Saddam Hussein and his son Uday. The remains are from a convoy of luxury SUVs that were...

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Iraqi News Says Saddam Captured by U.S.

The Iraqi newspaper Sada Al Watan says a unit of the U.S. Fourth Infantry Division captured Saddam Hussein, his son Qusay and his secretary Abid Hamid Mahmoud Tikriti in a farmhouse in Tikrit earlier this week, but U.S. Central Command only admits capturing the secretary. The newspaper says they were flown to an unknown destination for...

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Uday's Birthday Videos

If you thought Saddam's art collection was wild, check out his son Uday's videos. Newsweek's Colin Soloway watched 100 of the tapes and reports on what he saw.

Most of the video tapes found in Uday's bombed-out palace are not pornography, and they're not amateur either--they're professionally produced vanity videos of Uday doing things...

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Artist Embarrassed About Saddam Pix

U.S. artist Rowena Morrill says she was shocked to discover her paintings in Saddam Hussein's private collection. Her sister first spotted them on the TV news, hanging on the wall of one of Saddam's palaces, and immediately called Morrill. "I was utterly stunned," she says. "?I've always known that once I sell a piece it could end up anywhere....

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Saddam Billion May be in France

The U.S. Treasury Dept. is searching for the $1 billion stolen by Saddam Hussein just before the war, and believes it's hidden in Syria, Lebanon?or France. The U.S. military found $600 million in Saddam's palaces and $200 million in an armored car. Iraqi employees of the Baghdad Central Bank say that members of Saddam's family removed the cash...

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French Help Saddam Henchmen Escape

Under threat from the U.S., Syria has recently kicked out most of the Iraqi officials who fled there. But how did they get to other countries? According to the Washington Times, the French government secretly supplied them with passports that allowed them to escape to Europe. Since these are European Union passports, Saddam's family and...

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Syria Getting Rid of Saddam Family

The latest guess about the dictator with 9 lives (Saddam Hussein) is that he was wounded in the first bombing raid of the Iraq war and killed in the Baghdad restaurant bombing on April 7 because "the command and control just disappeared after the first bombing raid," according to a U.S. intelligence official.

Meanwhile, Syria has been...

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Saddam May Have Escaped to Belarus

Saddam Hussein may have obtained safe haven in the former Russian province of Belarus. Western intelligence says several intelligence agencies in the Middle East and Europe think he and his family were on a March 29 chartered cargo plane that flew from Baghdad to Minsk. "There's no proof that Saddam was on the plane but we have proof that a...

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U.S. Botched Saddam Surrender

In an ABC news exclusive, former CIA officer Bob Baer, who now works with ABC, says Saddam's intelligence chief tried to arrange Saddam's surrender last week. He contacted Baer, with whom he had secretly worked in the past. "They told me the chief of Iraqi intelligence was seeking to get in touch with the United States and could I do anything...

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Saddam Alive & Moving Around Iraq

The latest on Saddam is that he's still in Iraq and is moving around the country constantly, in order to evade detection, according to Ahmad Chalabi, of the anti-Saddam Iraqi National Congress. He says his group is tracking Saddam, but stays around half a day behind him. "We have received information about his movements and the movements of his...

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Russia Spied for Saddam

Top secret documents found in bombed intelligence headquarters in Baghdad reveal that Russia spied for Saddam Hussein in the months leading up to the war, including listening in on private conversations between Tony Blair and other Western leaders. Moscow gave Saddam a list of assassins available for "hits" in the West, and one document implies...

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Saddam Shagadelic? See for Yourself

We recently put up a story describing the discovery of Saddam's shagadelic love nest, decorated in 1960s Playboy mansion style. Now you can see some of Saddam's art for yourself.

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Saddam was Shagadelic

As the U.S. military gains access to Saddam's palaces, we see silk upholstered antique furniture, ornate wall carvings, marble, fine carpets and elaborate light fixtures on the nightly news. But these places aren't where Saddam went to relax and have fun. Now U.S. soldiers have discovered Saddam?s "love nest," and as one soldier says, "It's...

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Saddam's American Twin

We know that Saddam Hussein has often used identical stand-ins, but he has an American twin as well: Jerry Haleva, who has a lobbying firm called Sergeant Major Communications, and also doubles for Saddam. Haleva has played Saddam in "Hot Shots" and "Hot Shots Deux," the Coen Brothers' "The Big Lebowski," and the 2002 HBO mockumentary "Live...

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Saddam Makes a Statement...and the Reality Behind It

This astonishing and outrageous statement was translated from the Iraq News of Sunday, September 16. Saddam Hussein made the statement on Baghdad TV in Arabic on September 15:

?The event that took place in the United States was extraordinary. It is not a simple event?Since this event is unprecedented, is it wise to deal with it by the...

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