Commentary: Iraqi Playing Cards The capture of more leaders of Saddam Hussein's government was announced today by the U.S. military. All were on a 55 most-wanted list. Commentator Jake Tapper observes that every time someone on that list is taken into custody, reports include how they were ranked in the deck of cards the Pentagon put out to help soldiers identify the leaders of the Iraqi regime. It makes the operation in Iraq seem like a game but, he says, it's not, and we should not see it that way.
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The capture of more leaders of Saddam Hussein's government was announced today by the U.S. military. All were on a 55 most-wanted list. Commentator Jake Tapper observes that every time someone on that list is taken into custody, reports include how they were ranked in the deck of cards the Pentagon put out to help soldiers identify the leaders of the Iraqi regime. It makes the operation in Iraq seem like a game but, he says, it's not, and we should not see it that way.