Iraq's most wanted
In Post-war Iraq, Iraq's "most wanted" was graphically portrayed in a set of 55 playing cards released by the United States. "The list includes Saddam Hussein[, who was captured on December 13/14, 2003,] and his inner circle, as well as senior Baath Party officials and military commanders - some of whom have already been apprehended."
- Qusay Hussein, Special Republican Guard and Republican Guard commander, killed July 22, 2003
- Uday Saddam Hussein, Fedayeen commander, killed July 22, 2003
- Abid Hamid al-Tikriti, Presidential secretary, taken into custody June 18, 2003
- Ali Hasan Majid, Presidential adviser, southern region commander, captured by coalition forces August 21, 2003
- Aziz Salih al-Numan, Baath Party regional commander, militia commander, taken into custody May 22, 2003
- Taha Yassin Ramadan, Vice-president, taken into custody August 18, 2003
- Tariq Aziz, Deputy prime minister, surrendered April 24, 2003
- Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri
- Saddam Hussein
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- Iraq's Most Wanted, DefendAmerica.mil/U.S. Department of State. Click on playing card for enlargement.
- Christopher Dickey and Donatella Lorch, Iraq's Most Wanted. They're called the Dirty Nine. All are members of Saddam's murderers' club marked for certain prosecution if they survive the war for Baghdad, Newsweek/MSNBC.com, March 31, 2003.
- U.S. Department of Defense "Deck of Cards", defenselink.mil, April 2003.
- A Deck of Bad Guys. The Spades: Saddam Hussein Gets No. 1 Card in the Pack, ABCNews; Update: "Iraq's Most Wanted. Saddam Regime Figures Still Sought by U.S.-led Forces", ABCNews, April 11, 2003.
- U.S. Treasury Moves to Freeze Funds of Iraq's "Most Wanted". Part of worldwide effort to return regime profits to Iraqi people, U.S. Department of State, June 24, 2003.
- Iraq's most wanted man bedevils US forces, smh.com.au, August 3, 2003.
- Iraq's most wanted: those captured. The US has either captured - or in a few cases killed - most of the key figures from Saddam Hussein's regime that appeared on its '55 most wanted' list, Guardian UK, September 25, 2003.
- Iraq's most wanted, BBC, October 8, 2003: "The United States has released a set of 55 playing cards depicting what it describes as the most wanted members of the former Iraqi regime."
- Katherin M. Skiba, America's most wanted stay hidden with locals' help. Leaders' capture likely to be bigger blow to Iraq insurgents than al-Qaida, Global Security, December 7, 2003.
- Thomas Caywood, Wildcard fugitives pose danger to rebuilding Iraq, Boston Herald, December 16, 2003.
An alternative set of cards for Iraq's "Most Wanted" are those depicting Iraq's missing art treasures.