Kurds Captured Hussein, Not US?

Don't expect this story to get any traction in the US press, but Kurds may be responsible for capturing Saddam Hussein, not US troops as was widely reported.

On the face of it, this story seems even more outlandish than the fictionalized Jessica Lynch rescue, which turned out to be a cunning media campaign conducted by the Pentagon to boost the war's (and George Bush's by association) ratings. But a little digging makes it sound plausible, and lord knows there was motivation for such a deception.
Claims that US troops captured Saddam Hussein have been challenged by reports that he was discovered only after Kurdish forces had taken him prisoner.

The deposed president was drugged and abandoned ready for the American soldiers to recover him, a British tabloid newspaper reported yesterday.

Saddam came into the hands of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) after being betrayed by a member of the al-Jabour tribe, whose daughter had been raped by Saddam's son Uday, leading to a blood feud, reported the Sunday Express, quoting an unnamed senior British military intelligence officer.

You'll have to dig pretty deep to find this story on the web, but the following piece does a good job of distilling the details and sources.