Originally Posted by Svv1nd13r
no heat here, I'm genuinely interested in your thoughts on the 'hole' capture...
I find it suspicious that just after the capture, there were conflicting reports. Some claimed that it was intelligence that found him, some claimed it was a tip-off from the Iraqi people, some claimed nothing, and would have us believe that some American troops (and the ubiquitous camera crew) just stumbled upon him.
I think that the "capture" from the hole was staged. Wherever he was hiding, that wasn't it, certainly not for long, anyway. Also, seeing as Iraq was (and still is) a wartorn, dangerous place, what was a camera crew doing going somewhere that could have been dangerous?
It all seems very convenient. Seeing as how the war had little public support (aside from its questionable legality) on both sides of the Atlantic, just capturing Sadam and showing him caught wouldn't have been enough - the event itself had to be caught on film. It just strikes me as a bit of propaganda fed to a public who were increasingly losing faith in their leaders' decisions.