News / 

Saddam May Still Be Giving Orders

Saddam May Still Be Giving Orders

Save Story

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

(Pentagon-AP) -- Whether or not Saddam Hussein is still alive -- the Pentagon says it looks like some key elements of his Republican Guard are still functioning.

And Major General Stanley McChrystal tells reporters at the Pentagon that the elite troops appear to be following orders from someone -- perhaps from Saddam himself.

But he says in many cases, the Republican Guard isn't able to follow those orders -- so "they're not an effective fighting force."

Still, he says it looks like Saddam may still be in control of elements of the guard -- as well as some death squads.

Pentagon officials say they can't tell whether Saddam was killed by heavy bombs that were dropped yesterday on buildings in Baghdad.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Most recent News stories


Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast