Hussein has repeatedly refused weapons and contraband inspections.
'Most of the prisoners I've dealt with see the daily checks as routine,' the soldier said. 'But Saddam likes to complain about how we need evidence of wrongdoing before we can cross the cell's threshold.'
Occasionally, guards have been forced to threaten Hussein with sanctions to get him to comply with inspections.
'Every couple of days, he refuses to let us look under his bed,' an unnamed soldier said. 'There's never anything under there, but sometimes he likes to make a big deal out of refusing.'