26 December 2005
Official version of Pres. Saddam Hussein's capture is "fiction"
Nadim Abou Rabeh, a former marine of Lebanese descent, has claimed that the official version of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's capture was a fabrication. He was actually taken on the 12th December 2003 and not the day after as the Americans officially claim.
The president was actually living in a small house, and not a hole in the ground. Furthermore, when the American unit arrived, the President helped mount a fierce resistence that led to the death of one marine. He only surrendered when the American unit, which contained eight Arabic speakers, shouted to him that further resistence was futile.
I have no idea if this story is true or not, but clearly it would be in the interests of the aggressors to present their enemy as cowering in a hole, instead of blasting away with a weapon at his country's enemies.