CIA interrogators have seized on an admission by Saddam Hussein that he fears torture at the hands of his Iraqi enemies, and are threatening him with a quick handover to the new government in a renewed effort to break his silence.
I don't understand this! Why, I distinctly remember that in the last Iraqi "election," he received 100% of the vote. His overwhelming popularity has certainly taken a turn for the worse.
Perhaps it was those hundreds of thousands of bodies found in mass graves. Nothing will sink your popularity among the people faster than genocide.