A Family Maid Tells Her Story

Two weeks into the war in Iraq, the maid realized something was up when her boss, Saddam Hussein's nephew, told her to bone up on a Tikriti accent so that she wouldn't attract attention as a Baghdadi when the family moved north. Two days later, she says, she found herself in a convoy of cars with Saddam's sons Uday and Qusay, headed for a rendezvous in Tikrit, Saddam's hometown, with the Iraqi dictator. The 18-year-old woman, who spoke to TIME on condition of anonymity, was a live-in employee of Farhan Ibrahim Migdal al-Dolaymi, who resided on the Republican Palace grounds near...

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