August 22, 2005

And this is what passes for "news" among the wire services?

A new UPI report is claiming that the "public version" of the capture of deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussain is not what "really happened."

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.

The supposed "Marine" then claims that Saddam himself fired at the troops, who shouted back to him in Arabic to surrender. Abou Rabeh claims that a "military production team" later fabricated the film of Saddam's capture. He does not indicate what the reason would be for such a fabrication, though I'm sure moonbats far and wide would cite this as more ammo against the Bush Administration.

I guess this sort of propaganda is what passes for news at UPI.

I wonder what happened to healthy skepticism and research. Oh. I forgot. It went out the window when an opportunity to make the military look bad showed up.

Posted by mhking at August 22, 2005 08:59 AM | TrackBack

I've learned that UPI is supposedly owned by a Saudi Arabian consortium, which may explain this. I don't know if this true or not; worth checking out to verify this ownership.

Posted by: lolajl at August 22, 2005 09:45 AM

I wonder if they have any 'proof'.

Posted by: spacemonkey at August 22, 2005 10:49 AM

This is popping up again? Geez, even if it is true, who cares? Either we found him in a hole, had a fierce battle in a small village or the f'ing Easter Bunny dropped him off in a basket stuffed with plastic grass. Who cares? He's in custody. End of story.

Posted by: ccs178 (Chris) at August 22, 2005 11:11 AM

Now...far be it from me to be a cynnic, however given the track record of this administration on the TRUTH, it's fair game to question the account of the Saddam capture. Do you have such short memories about the Jessica Lynch rescue "production" and the cover-up regarding the friendly fire killing of Pat Tillman? I guess you all do.

It must be a warm and fuzzy feeling walking around in life believing EVERYTHING the Pentagon and this administration tells you.


Posted by: Cobra at August 22, 2005 11:37 PM
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