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Tom Brown
Tom Brown
Battle Lines is an ongoing Web log (blog) dedicated to providing a broad perspective on the latest news and developments from the war in Iraq. Response and suggestions are welcomed.

Tom Brown has been an editor, reporter and software analyst for The Seattle Times for 20 years.

April 04, 2003

Saddam appears on Iraqi TV, urges resistance

Saddam Hussein appeared on Iraqi TV and urged Iraqis to resist coalition forces "with what you have available."

He wore a military uniform and beret and appeared haggard. He mentioned the downing of a U.S. Apache helicopter on March 24 -- five days after the air strike that opened the war and that American officials speculated had killed or badly injured him. The new appearance seems to demonstrate that he survived. Saddam is known to use doubles, but this appeared to be the dictator himself. No U.S. analysis of the tape was immediately available.

 
Posted by tbrown at April 4, 2003 09:10 AM

Tom Brown Katherine Long, research editor at the Seattle Times and 18-year editor and reporter, substituted for Tom Brown the week of April 14.

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