Thursday, June 19, 2003

What are you gonna believe? That pile of money or the New York Times?

Here’s the New York Times on the capture of “Ace of Diamonds” Abid Hamid Mahmoud al-Tikriti: “But officials warned that little had been learned from Mr. Mahmoud in the early stages of his interrogation.”

But then here’s the Daily Telegraph (UK) on what happened the day after Mahmoud was nabbed:

No details of Abid Hamid's capture were released by the Pentagon. But yesterday a huge operation was launched.

American troops raided two farmhouses and found £5.3 million in US dollars, up to £250 million in Iraqi dinars, quantities of British pounds and euros and £600,000 in gems.

Up to 50 people believed to be part of Saddam's security or intelligence apparatus or members of paramilitary groups were taken prisoner

Must have been a coincidence.

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