US updates Iraq “Most-Wanted” list – no playing cards this time


CNN has a story about the US making a new Iraq’s most wanted list.

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Iraq unveiled a list of the country’s most-wanted fugitives Sunday, including Saddam Hussein’s wife and daughter.

Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri tops the list, which Iraqi officials said contains 41 names.

Al-Duri was deputy commander of Iraq’s armed forces under Hussein and was No. 6 on the U.S. military’s list of 55 most-wanted Iraqi officials that was released in 2003. He is the highest- ranking figure from that U.S. list not to have been captured or killed.

At only 41 people now, this isn’t enough to make a new deck-of-cards. But now we get Hussein’s wife and daughter in the list.

Hussein’s daughter and first wife — Raghad Saddam Hussein and Sajidah Khairallah Tilfah Hussein — are Nos. 16 and 17, respectively.

Raghad Hussein lives in Jordan, where she and her sister were granted asylum. She has been helping orchestrate her father’s defense as he faces war crimes charges in an Iraqi court.

I don’t see an easy way around that Jordanian asylum thing, though. That lady might be tough to get.

[tags]Iraq, Most Wanted, Hussein[/tags]