Now as to today's news that Uday has refused Bush's ultamatim on his papa's behalf. I actualy admire this reply on a tactical level. It lets Saddam refuse the US ultimatum while giving himself and his sympathizers some cover. If the US used this refusal as justification for the start of the attack, one can already hear the French howling that "Saddam himself has not said no.... this is the ultimate proff of the US rush to war...etc, etc, etc". It also has the insulting tone of allowing a subordinate deliver the reply.
Cute, but it won't matter.
I imagine that Saddam is probably carrying a pistol in his hand right now. These are going to be probably the tensest, most frightening hours of his life, wondering if the next officer he talks to will be the one who shops him to the US, wondering if he'll hear the sound of a bomb a split second before it detonates. At least, I hope the bastard is living in fear. Odds are he still believes he can pull it off. After all, he survived the 91 Gulf war, at a point where US forces were in his nation, had thrashed his military and crippled his infrastructure. If he came back from that, why not this situation too?
I hope the Iraqis get ahold of him, the common people on the street. I hope they give him what the Italians gave Mussolini, a hanging from the nearest lamppost.