Tape: Saddam's deputy sees end of US military presence in 2008

July 15, 2008 23:38

Saddam Hussein's former deputy predicted that US troops will leave Iraq by the end of 2008, according to an audio recording broadcast Tuesday by the Dubai-based television network, Al-Arabiya. A voice purportedly to be Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri speaking in Arabic said that the year 2008 "will be the final and decisive year for the American presence in Iraq." President George W. Bush "should leave Iraq and disclose the real casualties of the American troops in the last years," the voice added.

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