Saddam Double-Crossed by Cousins?

Iraqi sources have told the French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche that several key Iraqi military leaders, including three of Saddam Hussein’s cousins, conspired with the CIA to abandon the defense of Baghdad and order their troops not to resist the American attack, in exchange for safe passage out of Iraq (and perhaps other consideration). The same Iraqi leaders are also reported to have spread the rumor that Saddam had been killed; but this account, reflecting what seems to be the current consensus, says that Saddam has survived all attempts on his life so far. Singapore’s Straits Times has the story.


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