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U.S.: Saddam Document Wary of Foreign Fighters

A document found with Saddam Hussein when he was captured by U.S. forces warned his supporters to be cautious about linking up with foreigners coming into Iraq to fight Americans, a U.S. official said on Wednesday. “It’s a document in which he urges his supporters to be cautious in dealing with jihadists,” the official said. “The implication is because he can’t entirely trust these guys.” The document, found with the ousted Iraqi president when he was captured on Dec. 13, does not say supporters should avoid dealing with foreign fighters, but that they should be wary because their goals may not be the same, the official told Reuters on condition of anonymity. The New York Times, which first reported on the document, said it was a second piece of evidence challenging the Bush administration’s claim of close cooperation between Saddam’s government and al Qaeda. Full Story

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