From Powerline, Jamil Hussein who seems as credible as the "Green Helmet Man" did for Reuters awhile back ..... can't be produced by AP, can't be found by American independent journalists who have gone to Iraq in search of him.
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Power Line: Desperately Seeking Jamil Hussein
sums up the current state of the search for the elusive Captain Hussein. Suffice it to say that it appears increasingly improbable that such a person exists. Given that he has ostensibly been in frequent contact with AP reporters--frequent enough to be cited as a source at least 61 times--it is hard to understand why the AP is apparently unable to produce him. Also, to the best of my knowledge Captain Hussein has not been used as a source by the AP since the controversy became public. Why not? Will he ever appear as a source again? If not, what inferences can we draw? .........."