“I am being told by several senior officials not to take that taped speech Saddam gave last night as proof that he survived the attack,” CBS NEWS reporter David Martin said on air.
“They say the evidence that put him in the bunker last night was very reliable, and they are confident that the cruise missiles and bunker-busting bombs that were fired at that bunker last night hit the target. So now, intelligence experts are studying the tape to determine if it is really Saddam, or a body double which he is known to use from time to time. And they are running a computerized voice analysis, comparing that speech with known recordings of Saddam’s voice. But that’s a process that takes awhile. So we may not have a quick answer.”
“There is consider able belief in this government that they may, in fact, have gotten Saddam.”
Hunch? I don’t think we got him. But we must have scared him and driven him into a bunker — where it should be easier to cut him off and effectively remove him from power.