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Monday, June 23, 2003
On June 20 came the story that Saddam Hussein is probably still alive. I can understand why officials would be reluctant to say this, since it would give opposition groups in Iraq even more ammunition on that front.
But now, 3 days later, the story is "wait, no, he's really dead this time." Probably. And the raid in which he was supposedly killed happened five days ago.
The timing of this just feels weird, and kind of off. Did they just discover that he was alive, and just kill him? Is this just the NYT's fault for getting the "Hussein-is-alive" story late? Maybe this war has made me a bit paranoid, but I can't help but wonder. Unfortunately, I can't put my finger on why it doesn't feel right. Hmm.