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Saddam prison guards say he was friendly, "clean freak"

[JURIST] In an article [excerpt] published Monday in GQ magazine, young US soldiers given the job of guarding former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein say they found him to be friendly, talkative, and a "clean freak." Three soldiers from the Pennsylvania National Guard [official website] provided details such as what snacks and breakfast cereals the incarcerated former Iraqi leader prefers as well as his preoccupation with cleanliness. Though the soldiers reported that Saddam's anger towards both the current US president and his father Bush Sr. eased over time, his belief that he would be restored to power in Iraq never wavered and he even invited the guards to stay at his palace. Hussein is expected to be tried before the Iraqi Special Tribunal [official website] for crimes against humanity in what senior Iraqi officials describe as a "matter of months". AP has more.

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