Reporter Hunts for Author of Bogus Saddam Book Robert Fisk, a longtime foreign correspondent for the British newspaper The Independent who has spent many years covering Mideast conflicts, was surprised to discover that a fawning new biography of Saddam Hussein has been published under his name.
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Reporter Hunts for Author of Bogus Saddam Book

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Reporter Hunts for Author of Bogus Saddam Book

Reporter Hunts for Author of Bogus Saddam Book

Reporter Hunts for Author of Bogus Saddam Book

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Robert Fisk, a longtime foreign correspondent for the British newspaper The Independent who has spent many years covering Mideast conflicts, was surprised to discover that a fawning new biography of Saddam Hussein has been published under his name.

Fisk talks with Scott Simon about his recent trip to Cairo to track down the real author of the fraudulent biography, Saddam Hussein: From Birth to Martyrdom.