5,508. 12/13/2003

In Iraq, “Saddam Hussein had been captured on 13 December, 2003 by elements of the USA’s 4th Infantry Division, while hiding in a six-foot-deep hole in a farm in the village of Daur, close to his hometown of al-‘Auja. The hole was covered by a trap door. His disheveled, heavily bearded, and haggard face was beamed to the world, with a Coalition doctor alternately poking a tongue depressor into his mouth or searching for vermin in his hair. It was an ignominious end to the career of one of the world’s most feared and hated figures.”

 – Ali A. Allawi, The Occupation of Iraq, Page 242

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