As is the case of rulers who piss off enough of thier people, It appears that Saddam's capture was more than just a lucky swipe of the ground. Apparently he was "betrayed" by a member of Al Jabour "tribe" as revenge for Odai Hussien's rape of one of thier members.
|The kidnap plot emerged amid reports that Hussein was captured by US troops only after he had been taken prisoner by Kurdish forces, drugged and abandoned ready for American soldiers to recover him.
Hussein fell into the hands of the Kurdish Patriotic Front after being betrayed to the group by a member of the al-Jabour tribe, whose daughter had been raped by his son, Uday, leading to a blood feud, London's Sunday Express reported, quoting an unnamed senior British military intelligence officer. The newspaper said the full story of events leading up to the ousted Iraqi president's capture last weekend near his home town of Tikrit in northern Iraq, "exposes the version peddled by American spin doctors as incomplete".
Another Jessica Lynch type story shaked and baked for the US public.
[ 12-23-2004: This story seems to be very false and is thereby retracted by the author. It will remain here for historical reference, but should not be considered "truth" until otherwise stated.]