Wednesday, March 09, 2005

The Saddam Spam Conspiracy

A former U.S. Marine who participated in capturing ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein said the public version of his capture was fabricated.

Ex-Sgt. Nadim Abou Rabeh, of Lebanese descent, was quoted in the Saudi daily al-Medina Wednesday as saying Saddam was actually captured Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, and not the day after, as announced by the U.S. Army.

Read the rest here.

Is it important how and when Saddam Hussein was captured? I tend to think not really.

However, at the time he was found in the infamous "rat hole", I wondered what kind of Muslim (or American culture hater) would have SPAM canned meat product on his makeshift pantry shelf. I mean, let's not forget what's in it. And what's more Americana-centric than Spam? Aside from Spam in a 1967 Chevelle Malibu with the big block 396 traveling with a blond ponyhaired valley girl.

Leave it to Hormel to put a positive spin on it, however.

"It's further evidence of the popularity of SPAM worldwide," said a Hormel Foods Corp. spokeswoman.

So, was Hormel set up? Will there be a lawsuit against the Marines? Was this really a reflection of Sgt. Nadim Abou Rabeh's intense disgust with canned meat?

Hey, I never claimed to have the answers.


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