Friday, May 30, 2003

Saddam bunker never existed

Washington - An underground bunker in Baghdad which the United States said it targeted on the first night of the Iraq* (SIC!) to eradicate Saddam Hussein never existed, a US television network reported.

US planes hit the Dora Farms complex in southern Baghdad with bombs and cruise missiles on March 20 but US teams who have searched the site since the fall of Saddam's regime on April 9 have found no trace of the bunker or any bodies, CBS news reported late Wednesday.

"When we came out here the primary thing they were looking for was an underground facility, or bodies, forensics," CBS quoted Colonel Tim Madere, the head of the search operation as saying.

"And basically what they saw was giant holes created. No underground facilities, no bodies."


*Pointed out by Beatniksalad... see in comments.

Let us hear no more of *smart* bombs. It might be heresy to suggest it, but did Saddam ever exist?

"One Night, upon a Stair,
I saw a man who wasn’t there.
He wasn’t there again today,
I do so wish he’d go away."