Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Tuesday, June 10, 2003

Two more from the Deck are in custody.

US forces have captured two more of the 55 most wanted Iraqis, including a former member of Saddam Hussein’s inner circle, officials said today.

Latif Nusayyif al-Jasim al-Dulaymi, number 18 on the top 55 list, was the most senior man captured.

He is a former member of Saddam’s Revolutionary Command Council, the small committee of the former dictator’s top advisers, and a former deputy secretary of the Baath Party’s military bureau.

The second man captured was a top official in the chemical weapons corps of the Iraqi military.

Brig Gen Husayn al-Awadi, number 53 on the list. He was also a regional Baath Party leader in the Ninawa region of northern Iraq.

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