�No. 1: Saddam Hussein, president.
�No. 2: Qusai Hussein, Saddam's son. Killed July 22.
�No. 3: Odai Hussein, Saddam's son. Killed July 22.
�No. 4: Abid Hamid Mahmud al-Tikriti, presidential secretary, Saddam's cousin. Taken into custody June 17.
�No. 5: Ali Hassan al-Majid, presidential adviser, Revolutionary Command Council member. Also known as "Chemical Ali." Possibly killed.
�No. 6: Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, RCC vice chairman, longtime Saddam confidant.
�No. 7: Hani Abd al-Latif Tilfah al-Tikriti, director, Special Security Organization.
�No. 8: Aziz Saleh al-Numan, Baath Party Baghdad region command chairman. Taken into custody May 22.
�No. 9: Muhammad Hamza al-Zubaydi, retired RCC member, a leader of 1991 suppression of Shiite rebellion. Taken into custody April 20.
�No. 10: Kamal Mustafa Abdallah Sultan al-Tikriti, secretary of the Republican Guard, Saddam's son-in-law. Surrendered May 17.
�No. 11: Barzan Abd al-Ghafur Sulayman Majid al-Tikriti, Special Republican Guard commander, Saddam's cousin.
�No. 12: Muzahim Sa'b Hassan al-Tikriti, who headed Iraq's air defenses under Saddam. Taken into custody April 23.
�No. 13: Ibrahim Ahmad Abd al Sattar Muhammad, armed forces chief of staff. Taken into custody May 15.
�No. 14: Sayf al-Din Fulayyih Hasan Taha al-Rawi, Republican Guard chief of staff.
�No. 15: Rafi Abd al-Latif Tilfah al-Tikriti, director of general security.
�No. 16: Tahir Jalil Haboush, chief of Iraqi intelligence service.
�No. 17: Hamid Raja Shalah al-Tikriti, air force commander. Central Command he's in coalition custody. No date was given for his apprehension.
�No. 18: Latif Nusayyif al-Jasim al-Dulaymi, Baath Party military bureau deputy chairman. Taken into custody June 9.
�No. 19: Abdel Tawab Mullah Huweish, deputy prime minister. Taken into custody May 2.
�No. 20: Taha Yassin Ramadan, vice president, RCC member.
�No. 21: Rukan Razuki Abd al-Ghafar Sulayman al-Majid al-Tikriti, head of tribal affairs office.
�No. 22: Jamal Mustafa Abdallah Sultan al-Tikriti, deputy head of tribal affairs, Saddam's son-in-law. Taken into custody April 20.
�No. 23: Mizban Khadr Hadi, RCC member. Taken into custody July 8.
�No. 24: Taha Muhie-eldin Marouf, vice president, RCC member, only Kurd in Saddam's hierarchy. Taken into custody May 2.
�No. 25: Tariq Aziz, deputy prime minister. Taken into custody April 25.
Guess you have a point there, the president does want to get people's thinking away from his failures.
Best to avoid 9/11, the economy, the deficit, unemployment, frustrated troops in Iraq, etc.
And if he spoke the truth, who would support his issues.
You are right!
Two of your comments........
"Notice how our President never talks about it anymore....."
"........I am just a citizen who thinks we need a more open,honest,and intelligent administration."
put you right near the top of the idiot list of todays outstanding stupid comments.
Think about these two statements alone and hopefully you and others will realize just how ignorant you sound!
Don't you think intelligence had info that contributed to the decision? Surely you don't believe they just picked Iraq out of a hat. I agree with you about after going after Saudia, too. Clinton, the wimp, did NOTHING after the attack on the WTC on 1993. He allowed that to go unpunished and more or less invited future attacks. So everyone can blame Bush, but had that spineless liar addressed that attack, we may not have had to suffer 9/11. I want truth too, but I also want others to see the consequences of attackiing the U.S.
Sounds to me that you do not care if we get the right guys behind 9-11 or not,...just as long as we blast someone,...even if it BK the country.
You must really love war, or Bush, to be like that.
There are lots of leads and trails leading to that horrible 9-11 event, but none of them lead to Iraq.
Notice how our President never talks about it any more, or Osama Bin Laden for that matter, or even the weapons of mass destruction.
We would have been a lot more justified in attacking Saudi Arabia.
President Bush wanted a war with Iraq and used 9-11 as the excuse, even when there was no direct link, so he made one up, and notice how his story changes every week while the country is going down the drain.
And no, I am not a Democrat, I am just a citizen who thinks we need a more open, honest, and intelligent administration.
There are a lot of nations out here that pose a much larger threat to us than Iraq ever could, but we are afraid of them, or they are personal friends of our administration, or their friends, so we do not touch them or even talk about them.
I agree whole heartedly, pudgefan. It would not bother me if we took them all.....I am still angry. Why did the Saudi Prince and his entourage high tail it out of here the night before 9/11? Was it because he knew he'd be stuck here indefinitely after the deed was done? And I don't want anybody to post "How do you know that?" I KNOW HE DID!!! FACT! They painted all Americans with the same brush and attacked us.....they deserve pay back.
And you think the Saudi's didn't celebrate?? Most of the killers were Saudi, of course I will repeat again, we will NEVER touch them, we will continually kiss their royal oil filled asses because we need them so much. Several trips to the White House and Crawford and they are in like flint. The whole Middle East problems are caused by the Saudi's and their money and oil. This will never get over because we have no guts to shut off the relationship that has been going on for years and years.