Wednesday, April 2, 2003


According to the Associated Press, Saddam Hussein may well have been dead for almost two weeks, but that hasn't stopped him from issuing a statement earlier today. Their latest article reads thusly:

    Declaring that "victory is at hand," Saddam Hussein issued a new statement urging Iraqis to fight on and defend their towns according to a broadcast Wednesday on Iraqi satellite television.

At first glance, one might be tempted to infer that this means Saddam survived the bunker attack and is still alive. Well, maybe. Then again, maybe not. The same story reports, two paragraphs later, that:

    Saddam did not appear in person, and there was no way to verify if any of the statements actually came from the Iraqi leader. U.S. officials say they are not sure whether is he alive and well, wounded from an air strike on one of his bunkers, or dead.

In other words, Saddam may either be dead or alive, and there is no way to verify if the statement was issued by Saddam, but Saddam still issued it. Then again, if Saddams (potential) death can't prevent him from blogging, it shouldn't prevent him from issuing new statements through ElmoMohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf, either

UPDATE: LGF beat me to the punch.

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