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5/25/03 - Washington

Saddam Son Facilitated Fall of Baghdad

Washington-AP -- There's a report that Baghdad fell quickly to coalition forces because one of Saddam Hussein's sons kept moving units of the Republican Guard from one place to another.

The result was that many of the Republican Guard units were out of place when advancing coalition forces moved on the city -- meeting little resistance.

Time magazine reports that Qusay Hussein's penchant for impulsively moving the troops around continued until the very night before Baghdad fell.

The magazine says it interviewed dozens of sources for its story in the latest edition, including butlers, maids, bodyguards, secretaries, colleagues, business associates and friends.

Once source recalls Qusay Hussein asking one of his generals a question, getting an answer and then repeating the same question five minutes later. The source says Qusay clearly "wasn't stable."

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