Here’s what we’ve learned from Tariq Aziz:
Iraq’s former deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz has told U.S. interrogators he saw Saddam Hussein alive after the two airstrikes mounted by coalition forces to kill him, a senior Defense official says.
The information provided by the most recognizable regime figure taken into custody so far bolsters sketchy reports flowing into U.S. intelligence that Saddam and his two sons survived the March 19 and April 7 airstrikes targeting them during the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.
Do I believe it? I just don’t know — and neither do you. Like Osama, we may never be completely certain of Saddam’s fate. Also like Osama, he’s a spent force.