Thursday, July 03, 2003

Where's Steve McQueen When You Need Him?

Okay, being dead's a damn good excuse. But this hardly seems like a good substitute.

U.S. Offers $25 Million Reward for Saddam

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The United States placed a $25 million bounty on the head of Saddam Hussein on Thursday as rocket-propelled grenades fired by suspected Saddam loyalists wounded more American soldiers.

Paul Bremer, U.S. administrator for Iraq, also offered $15 million for information leading to the capture of his two sons Uday and Qusay, calling all three "among the most evil men the world has known."

Bremer's appeal for information leading to Saddam's capture or confirmation of his death, televised to the Iraqi people, suggested Washington does not know whether he is alive.

The Reuter's writer doesn't forget to remember that Saddam had been labelled as irrelevant immediately after the war.

Note the picture of Bremer facing the nation. Whose nation is it again?

Mention also of the missing Osama.

And the museum is open. CNN showed a few of what's going on display - astounding, I've never seen artifacts like these; apparently many of them are a recent find and have changed perceptions of Assyrian culture. If even one of these had been lost, I mean, if there's a world in a spec of sand...

NPR's'MarketPlace' is interviewing someone apparently in the know, who's saying the price on Saddam's head is excessive and a sign of desperation. What, are there acturials for how to figure out such things?