We were told and shown earlier throughout the whole Iraq thing that Saddam Hussein had many look-alikes and stand-ins. So, how do they know for sure that this actually is Saddam Hussein that they have caught?
According to various news accounts the past week, U.S. officials checked their captive for marks on his body that were known, such as moles and old wounds. They also asked other high-ranking Iraqi officials who knew Saddam to look at him and identify him.
Current Iraqi Governing Council members also saw and talked with Saddam. In addition, DNA tests are being conducted although results have yet to be announced.