In fact, the official said, a previous tape that supposedly showed Hussein walking through a Baghdad neighborhood in the middle of the war is now believed to have been made in early March, weeks before the U.S. invasion began.I bet they'll figure the same thing out for this newest tape. They might also find that the men in the crowd are the same guys from the rent-a-mob guys in the first tape. Check and see if they've even changed their clothes.
The official said buildings and other features seen in the background on the tape — cited at the time as evidence that the Iraqi leader had survived the opening strike of the war — don't match the neighborhood's appearance in early April.
Saturday, April 19, 2003
It remains to be seen about this newest tape was Saddam on April 9. But experts now doubt that that earlier tape was the date it was purported to be.
Posted by Betsy Newmark at 9:12 AM