Thursday, March 20, 2003

Flushing Saddam out. Joe Conason offers a fascinating theory in Salon -- that the US's claims that Saddam Hussein might have died in last night's raid may in fact be part of a ruse aimed at getting him to show his face.

"With intelligence units and special forces on the hunt," Conason writes, "the best and only way to find him may be to force him to end his radio silence and communicate. Surveillance of the Iraqi information ministry and broadcasting facilities could, in theory, allow a trace to wherever Saddam is holed up."

Then again, Saddam might really be dead, as Salon's Jake Tapper reports.

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