Saddam Alive and Plotting His Return, Ex-Generals Say

Saddam Hussein is alive and hiding inside Iraq with his two
sons, according to exiled former Iraqi generals who have returned
to Baghdad. The Iraqi dictator, they say, is rebuilding the Baath
Party under a new name and communicating with trusted supporters
with the intention of returning to power.

Saddam has changed the name of his political organization to
?Auda,? which means return, said Maj. Gen. Tawfiq al-Yassiri in an
interview with Reuters. ?Saddam Hussein prepared for every
eventuality, including the total collapse of his regime. He does
not leave anything to chance and has ample means of communication,?
Yassiri said. ?He uses different tools at his disposal to issue
orders for his followers to spread chaos.?

The current level of chaos in Iraq works to Saddam?s advantage,
said Maj. Gen. Saad Obeidi, a psychological warfare specialist who
is working with U.S. forces. ?Time has always been the backbone of
Saddam?s strategy,? Obeidi said. ?He is a man who knows the
psychology and sociology of Iraq. The looting and disorder we see
now fall in his favor.?

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