BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Eight of Saddam Hussein's jailed deputies, who refused to eat breakfast as part of what one of their lawyers described as a "hunger strike", are eating again, the U.S. military says.
"All high-value criminals are once again eating," Lieutenant Colonel Barry Johnson, spokesman for detainee operations in Iraq, told Reuters on Monday, using the U.S. military's term for the former high-ranking officials.
"Those who didn't eat breakfast this morning requested a late breakfast around 11 a.m., which was provided to them."
Um... 11 a.m.? That's what, like a 3-4 hour "hunger strike?" Some people call this "brunch."