The Corner

He’s Alive

After that speech, there can be no serious doubt that Saddam is alive. Most of it was blustery boilerplate that could have been pre-taped weeks ago. But toward the end, he specifically praised the resistance in Umm Qasr, which asserted itself in the past day or so, and encouraged the besieged populations of Basra and Mosul to be patient and wait for victory.

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