April 7, 2003
U.S. Marines Discover Hidden Trove of Extra Hussein Sons
Baghdad, April 6 - U.S. Marines securing an atomic energy facility discovered a hidden room containing seven "backup" sons of Saddam Hussein who were prepared to take over the throne if Hussein's known sons, Uday and Qusay, were killled or otherwise unable to exercise power. Documents revealed that in addition to Qusay and Uday, Saddam's seven other sons are named Buday, Ruday, Huday, Cruday, Mamuday, Yahuday, and Sunday. When the Marines found them, the "secret sons" were playing a spirited game of poker, with the exception of Sunday, who was resting.
Rumors that three additional sons, Juday, Daduday, and Puday, exist in another location, are unconfirmed.
Posted by Tom Burka at 11:40 AM