Billmon has produced another masterful analysis of the capture of Saddam.
This comment in the attached thread caught my eye:
am I the only one who smells a rat? Here was an operation involving 600 soldiers going after a tip on saddam hussein, and NOT A SHOT WAS FIRED???THat tells me they knew that not a shot would be fired at them.Saddam was found disoriented in a hole in the ground with a gun and a couple of local goons, not his own men.I think this was a hand-off. Someone has had him on ice for a couple weeks, he got too hot, so they sold him to the US for concessions to be paid at a later date. Some war-lord turned him over to the US.