Me And My Shadows

A German television network reported that, as a security precaution, Saddam Hussein is using at least three doubles to make public appearances for him. The network, ZDF, based its findings on a study by a forensic pathologist who examined 450 photographs and video clips of the Iraqi President. The Saddam-alikes apparently can be spotted only through minor differences in their features and mannerisms--they may even have been surgically altered to resemble the Iraqi leader. How dependent is Saddam on these doppelgangers? The study turned up only one public appearance by the real Saddam since 1998.

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