SADDAM DEAD?

Rowan Scarborough reports that the CIA thinks so:

Multiple U.S. intelligence sources saw Saddam Hussein enter a building in Baghdad on Monday and not emerge before four 1-ton Air Force bombs destroyed it, government officials said yesterday.

One official said some analysts believe the multiple eyewitness accounts suggest the Iraqi dictator is dead. The penetrating bombs reduced the building near the popular al Saa restaurant to rubble.

The official described the CIA yesterday as being “in a state of euphoria. “They say there is no doubt he is dead,” said a U.S. military official on the condition of anonymity.

May it be so. Unfortunately, it could be a while before we can prove it.

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