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posted 10 March 2005 09:36 AM      Profile for ronb     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Ex-Marine Says Public Version of Saddam Capture Fiction

United Press International

A former U.S. Marine who participated in capturing ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein said the public version of his capture was fabricated.

Ex-Sgt. Nadim Abou Rabeh, of Lebanese descent, was quoted in the Saudi daily al-Medina Wednesday as saying Saddam was actually captured Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, and not the day after, as announced by the U.S. Army.

"I was among the 20-man unit, including eight of Arab descent, who searched for Saddam for three days in the area of Dour near Tikrit, and we found him in a modest home in a small village and not in a hole as announced," Abou Rabeh said.

"We captured him after fierce resistance during which a Marine of Sudanese origin was killed," he said.

How long before this disappears down the memory hole?

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posted 10 March 2005 09:54 AM      Profile for Albireo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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posted 10 March 2005 11:04 AM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Before what disapears down the memory hole?
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