After United States officials released what they say is proof that Saddam Hussein's two sons are dead, some Iraqis still are not convinced. Officials today released graphic pictures of what they say are the bloodied and bruised faces of Odai and Qusai Hussein, two days after they were reported killed in a battle with United States forces in northern Iraq.
After seeing them on television, one Iraqi says he is not sure the pictures are of the Hussein brothers. And he says even if they are, it would have been better if the men were captured alive so they could be brought to justice.
A former head of Iraqi military intelligence who joined the opposition is not convinced either. He says the pictures "are not clear." He also says he thinks the brothers have "vanished."
An Iraqi barber says he believes the photos are of Saddam's sons, but says United States officials should have released more pictures. Another Iraqi says he has doubts about the picture said to be of Odai Hussein, he says Odai is tall and thin, but that the picture shows a man who seems "short and thick."
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