Uday & Qusay Bodies Touched Up, Says Reuters Journalist
Something suspicious going on judging from an eyewitness account
from a Reuters journalist: mortician's putty and the like was used to make the photos look more like Qusay and Uday Hussein in the infamous photos.
I was one of 15 journalists shown into an air-conditioned, khaki tent at Baghdad airport to view the corpses. They did look like the brothers, who U.S. troops said they killed during a siege on Tuesday.
Arabic networks al-Jazeera, Abu Dhabi Television and other broadcasters began showing the bodies identified as Uday and Qusay, laid out at the makeshift airport morgue.
A U.S. military official said "facial reconstruction" was used to repair wounds, particularly to the face of the elder son Uday, which had disfigured the bodies shown originally to the public in photographs taken by soldiers after the battle.
In other words, whether these really are the bodies or not, the photos are no proof at all. The picture of Uday
, in particular, looks nothing like him anyway even with "reconstruction." He appears to be a stocky fellow who looks about as much like Uday as Jerry Seinfeld looks like George Costanza.
But the Bush administration wouldn't lie about anything, would they? Nor would they ever underestimate the intelligence--or eyesight--of the Iraqis. Remember how Cheney predicted we would be welcomed as liberators, for instance.
We can see that to this day there's nothing more welcome
in Iraq than U.S. troops.
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