Bremer: Saddam alive and in Iraq
The top U.S. official in Iraq Sunday said he believed Saddam Hussein is still alive and remains in Iraq, but is not orchestrating daily attacks on US forces.
U.S. administrator L. Paul Bremer also told NBC's "Meet the Press" that Americans should prepare for a lengthy stay in Iraq. "It's clear that given the size of the task, we are going to be there for a while," he said. "I don't know how many years."
Bremer said there's no evidence of any central control in the attacks. "What we're seeing is highly professional but very small, sort of squad-level attacks, five or six people at a time attacking us," he said.
But getting the deposed Iraqi leader would help the situation.
"The sooner we can either kill him or capture him, the better, because the fact that his fate is unknown certainly gives his supporters the chance to go around and try to rally support for him," said Bremer. In time, Bremer said of Saddam, "we'll get him." (Albawaba.com)
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