This reader’s e-mail makes sense:
The only current references that would indicate he
survived would be references to events that were
UNFORESEEABLE two weeks ago. An Apache being shot down
does not fit into this category. Tragic as it was, it
was quite foreseeable that an Apache helicopter would
be shot down at some point, since we have huge numbers
of Apaches and they operate on the front lines.
The FOX News military expert has just expressed
skepticism as well. The reporter made some kind of
patronizing “I know more about this than you do,
General” saying that the Apache comment would have had
to have been a “very lucky guess.” But that’s the
point — it would not have been a lucky guess. They
just wait until it happens and then they play the tape.
On the day the US troops first enter Baghdad proper,
the Iraqis could release a tape of Saddam saying “The
invaders have entered our capital today, but we will
defeat them…” …will that [prove] that Saddam is alive on that day?