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Thursday, January 01, 2004

Saddam's capture is one of the few positivie stories to have emerged from Iraq recently. All of us concerned about human rights and freedom should celebrate this event and look forward to his being tried for his crimes. Nonetheless we should not lose sight of the role of Western corporations and governments in supporting and arming him during some of his worst crimes during the 1980s, a role the corporate media has underplayed or ignored during it's coverage of the story. The articles below should help to put the capture in context, while one looks at the events leading up to it and considers the accuracy of the "official" story.

Stephen R. Shalom, 'A Saddam Chronology', Z-Net, 15/12/03

Maria Tomchick, 'Got Saddam But Not Much Else', Z-Net, 15/12/03

Robert Fisk, 'This dictator will continue to haunt Iraq', The Independent, 17/12/03

Robert Fisk, 'Saddam's capture will not stop the relentless killings from insurgents', The Independent, 15/12/03

David Pratt, 'Revealed: Who Really Found Saddam?', Sunday Herald, 21/12/03

Steve Bell's depiction of the capture of a notorious war criminal...

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