Another WaPo article: Hussein Document Exposes Network (washingtonpost.com).
I thought I'd heard that part of the reason for Iraq's performance in the war was that their command and control couldn't do jack without blessing from Saddam Hussein. But the article above says that SH was playing essentially no role in day to day operations.
That couldn't have been too comfortable for Saddam, whose generals were the single biggest threat to his skin once his sons were killed. IMO the day he figured he was safer with the Americans than he was with his generals, he sought to make sure that the Americans found him before the wrong Iraqis did.