Back during the first season of Saturday Night Live Chevy Chase had a recurring bit on the Weekend Update in which he read a news bulletin confirming that the late dictator "Francisco Franco is still dead." Seems like we're needing such an item for Saddam Hussein.
Every day of this war, I'm seeing news anchors and pundits speculating on what Saddam's next move will be. He may be ready to give the orders to use WMDs any time. He's planning strategery agin us. They keep talking about him like he's still alive.
Every indication, however, suggests that the rat bastard is good and dead. The first night of the war, we started by hitting HIM personally. They tossed out their original blueprint and went for the decapitation strike because they had quite solid information on where he was. They dropped a pair of 2,000 bunker busters on his dumb ass, and apparently followed that up with maybe as many as two dozen cruise missles. If he was in there, he's toast. Not scared, not wounded, not hiding. Obliterated. Nobody saw him come out- and we were looking. Nor have we seen either son. Nor have we seen his evil cousin Chemical Ali.
Since then, there has been absolutely no indication that he continues to breathe. None. Not one fresh appearance, not even by videotape. Now you may have to allow for possibilities of unpredictable behavior: he was a wily SOB. However, if he were still alive, it would be critically important to make this known to his own henchmen in order to let them know that he was still around, less they get ideas of jumping the sinking ship. Plus, he'd be needing to command his army. No one particularly seems to be running such military as he left. There's no sign of him even on cell phone, apparently.