Hussein Was Held by Kurds Before U.S. Capture, AFP ReportsThis'll no doubt be discredited since it came from a French news organization. Anyway, folks. There it is. And the rest of the world is covering this story while we keep an eye on Michael Jackson.
Dec. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Saddam Hussein was captured by U.S. troops only after being held prisoner by Kurdish forces, who had had drugged and abandoned him, Agence France-Presse reported, citing a Sunday Express newspaper report.
The Kurdish Patriotic Front, which fought alongside U.S. forces during the Iraq war, held Hussien until it negotiated for more political advantage in the Middle East, AFP said, citing the paper, which quoted an unidentified Iraqi intelligence officer.
Hussein, who had been in hiding since April, was captured a week ago about 9 miles south of his hometown of Tikrit in northern Iraq, Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez, the top U.S. military commander in Iraq, said at a press conference then.
UPDATE: An e-mailer gave us another version of the story at Veterans For Common Sense. Check it out.