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SADDAMFREUDE WATCH
andrewsullivan.com ^ | 12/14/03 | Andrew Sullivan

Posted on 12/14/2003 5:02:43 PM PST by livesbygrace

Readers are invited to send in the most strained and mealy-mouthed statements from the devastated press and anti-war politicians and activists following the capture of Saddam. First up: Saddam's paid-up British anti-war activist, George Galloway: "This will not stop the Iraqi resistance. if anything, it may set the resistance free, if you like, from the cloud of Saddam Hussein, and transform it into a purely national resistance movement without the charge that it's being controlled from behind by the deposed president." Galloway must be worried sick about what Saddam might tell the coalition. So must Chirac. - 4:23:59 PM


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Something else suggested by a freeper earlier today. Freepers are the best!
1 posted on 12/14/2003 5:02:44 PM PST by livesbygrace
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To: livesbygrace; aculeus; general_re; BlueLancer; hellinahandcart
HA!

Trust loathsome George Galloway to lead the pack.

2 posted on 12/14/2003 5:06:19 PM PST by dighton
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To: livesbygrace
Let's keep it DU free though.
We want public figures.
3 posted on 12/14/2003 5:06:58 PM PST by visualops (Two Wrongs don't make a right- they make the Democratic Ticket for 2004!)
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To: livesbygrace
From AP, Chicago off Drudge link:

Kristin Williams, who lives in suburban New Albany, Ohio, said she found it fitting that a man she considers a coward was found hiding in a hole.

"Still, it's sad to see someone in that state of affairs. He looked like a caged animal," said Williams, 36. "Going to church, he was one of the people I prayed for, too."

5 posted on 12/14/2003 5:09:48 PM PST by formercalifornian (Daschle who?)
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To: livesbygrace
And Leslie Effin Stahl could not have been more negative interviewing Rummy...if it was a demonrat that did the equivalent, she'd have been lining up for a...
6 posted on 12/14/2003 5:12:09 PM PST by Pharmboy (Dems lie 'cause they have to...)
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To: visualops
----Let's keep it DU free though. We want public figures.----

You'd be surprised how many of them are DU'ers.

-Dan
7 posted on 12/14/2003 5:13:46 PM PST by Flux Capacitor (Deck us all with Boston Charlie)
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To: visualops
Let's keep it DU free though

Yeah, they're so inconsequential as to be laughable. Where would you stop if you started bringing stuff from there? It's such a treasure-trove of idiotic tidbits.

8 posted on 12/14/2003 5:16:54 PM PST by Terriergal (Psalm 11: 3 "When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?")
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To: visualops
But DUers are so much fun. One of them suggested that we'd had Saddam in custody for months and timed this for Bush's political benefit. Someone going by the name Liberalhistorian said "The problem is trying to convince others of that without sounding paranoid, crazy, and desperate." Indeed.
9 posted on 12/14/2003 5:17:28 PM PST by MattAMiller (Saddam has been brought to justice in my name. How about yours?)
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To: livesbygrace
I nominate several lines from this Newsweek article . . .

"In a part of the world where pride and dignity mean everything, the images were clearly intended to shame. "

Translation: The U.S. is a mean bully.

"IGC members said they would reinstate Iraq's death penalty, suspended during the American occupation. The scene could be a circus, and a dangerous one."

Time to call Hunter Thompson . . .

Saddam's capture sent the Democrats scrambling, warning that the celebrations were wonderful but could be short-lived.

Translation: Howie Dean and his anti-war platform is toast . . .

10 posted on 12/14/2003 5:19:37 PM PST by BraveMan (Isaiah 9:6)
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To: livesbygrace
From the front page of MichaelMoore.com.

All links are his.

-Dan

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Two years after he masterminded the 9/11 attacks, American military forces have finally tracked down and captured Osama bin Laden--who was found hiding in a hole in the ground near his home town in Iraq (more on Osama here and here). Now we will most assuredly have peace, civility and democracy! Mission Accomplished!

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11 posted on 12/14/2003 5:22:21 PM PST by Flux Capacitor (Deck us all with Boston Charlie)
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To: livesbygrace
Howard Fineman on Hardball a little while ago was slightly condescending and more than a bit agitated when speaking on the subject.
12 posted on 12/14/2003 5:24:24 PM PST by Sam's Army (This just in: Saddam Endorses Dean for 2004)
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To: MattAMiller
ROFL!

I read some liberals comments at a pc help site and some of the liberals think Bush has bin Laden hidden and will "pull him out" just before the election.

13 posted on 12/14/2003 5:24:41 PM PST by Susannah (AMERICA is the best! - Could hundreds of millions of immigrants be wrong?)
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To: livesbygrace
I was listening to NPR (I know, but it's the only station I can get that has news) at work today and some dumb announcer said something like "The capture of Saddam Hussein is a national humiliation of the Iraqi people."
14 posted on 12/14/2003 5:25:47 PM PST by aomagrat (IYAOYAS)
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To: Pharmboy
60 minutes / Leslie Stahl doing their level best to help Saddam. Trying to get Rummy to commit to Red Cross vists, no use of truth serum, etc. Pathetic. I think CBS is terrified for the Western Euro's...(esp. France), the relations that will come to light.

Another theme: All is lost for Bush; still no WMD's. Esp. when Saddam confirms no WMD's.

The press continues to hang their collective hopes on the War; as the economy looks like a looser attack strategy. So even with the capture of Saddam, the 'success' of the war hinges on what Saddam says re: WMD's

The Press and the nine Dem clowns are as dellusional as Saddam.

15 posted on 12/14/2003 5:25:59 PM PST by Swanks
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To: livesbygrace
Instead of a negative statement, how about a positive one?

WE GOT HIM!!!!!
16 posted on 12/14/2003 5:29:00 PM PST by Arpege92
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To: livesbygrace
One thing a lot of people, including Freepers forget is that Iraq, while it had dictatorial leadership had a SOCIALIST government. (Actually, dictatorial leadership is the inevitable consequence of Socialism/Communism or it's kissing cousins Facism and Nazism). Watch for the world Libs to start agitating for a return to Socialism in Iraq "For the children" of course.

Dan
17 posted on 12/14/2003 5:31:01 PM PST by Scannall (I use Macs. I have a computer, not a hobby.)
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To: Scannall
dictatorial leadership is the inevitable consequence of Socialism/Communism or it's kissing cousins Facism and Nazism

There are two kinds of fascists: Fascists and Anti-Fascists.

-ccm

18 posted on 12/14/2003 5:34:39 PM PST by ccmay
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To: livesbygrace
Leslie Stahl was so hateful while interviewing Rumsfeld, that I actually wanted to slap her. You could tell she is angry because Saddam was captured...I turned off the tv before I had a stroke.
19 posted on 12/14/2003 5:46:42 PM PST by Lucy Lake (Spell check is a great invention, so are turn signals.)
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To: formercalifornian
I listened to the "left" talk channel on my Sirius Sat. radio just for fun this afternoon. If you really want to hear some spin tune it in. I couldn't stomach it long. Fuzzycat.
20 posted on 12/14/2003 5:47:03 PM PST by fuzzycat
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To: livesbygrace
bump
21 posted on 12/14/2003 5:47:25 PM PST by VOA
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To: aomagrat
I heard that NPR broadcast. I couldn't believe the things he was saying. He also said that "some Iraqis" are happy about the capture and went on to talk about how this will not fix the electricity, gas lines, bla bla bla. You could hear the despair and depression in his voice.
22 posted on 12/14/2003 5:48:33 PM PST by Phantom Lord (Distributor of Pain, Your Loss Becomes My Gain)
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To: Phantom Lord
How poetic, that Sodom Hussein was captured like a rat in a hole....

Michael miserable failureMoore

23 posted on 12/14/2003 5:49:04 PM PST by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population - have them spayed or neutered. )
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To: livesbygrace
What do you have to say for yourself now, draft-dodger?!!


Howard "Dr. Draft Dodger" Dean

24 posted on 12/14/2003 5:59:25 PM PST by ppaul
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To: dighton
They're in mourning today.....




25 posted on 12/14/2003 6:01:55 PM PST by ppaul
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To: MattAMiller
lol.

I think Bush timed the tax cuts and the recovery too for political effect.

His evil plot to defend our nation and imporve our economy just so he could get re-elected thickens!!


btw I love your tag line ... It was done "in my name" too.

"Liberate Iraq" is now "Liberated Iraq"
26 posted on 12/14/2003 6:09:57 PM PST by WOSG (The only thing that will defeat us is defeatism itself)
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To: livesbygrace

We sure wouldn't want these cowardly murderers to be unfairly charged with being controlled by Saddam! (sheesh)

27 posted on 12/14/2003 6:12:51 PM PST by Cultural Jihad
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To: livesbygrace
"Iraq declared Saddam Hussein the winner Wednesday - by an 11 million-to-0 margin - in a war-shadowed referendum on his two-decade military rule, sending celebratory gunfire crackling from the streets and rooftops of Baghdad." - AP Thursday, October 17, 2002
28 posted on 12/14/2003 6:12:56 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: livesbygrace
Someone on TV just praised Biden. He said that Biden (and emphasized that Biden wasn't running for President) has been the only one on that side who congratualted Bush and recognized that this was a very positive event. The commentator (could have been Green on CNN) went on to say that there was at least one dem "acting like a grownup." Yep, actual words!
29 posted on 12/14/2003 6:14:27 PM PST by Tacis
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To: Swanks
More will be learned from people around the programs who are no longer afraid to talk than from Saddam himself.

On another note, notice how the local intel picked up after Bush's visit to Iraq.

30 posted on 12/14/2003 6:19:02 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Tacis
I saw the Biden piece. He was surpisingly apolitical about the whole deal. The only Dem all day not spinning.
31 posted on 12/14/2003 6:27:46 PM PST by dsmtoday
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To: Scannall
That's been a dirty secret of some of the Saddamites' support for the dictator; Iraq was a socialist nation. There was a reason they protested the "war" internationally at Red holidays like May Day and International Woman's Day.
32 posted on 12/14/2003 6:34:14 PM PST by weegee
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To: Tacis
Whoa! What's come over CNN .. they hired a few grownups ..??
33 posted on 12/14/2003 6:41:07 PM PST by CyberAnt (America .. the LIGHT of the World)
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To: livesbygrace
PING me when Moron.org steps up to say that Saddam Hussein has done some horrible things but that what is needed is "Censure and Move On...".
34 posted on 12/14/2003 7:05:57 PM PST by weegee
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To: visualops; stratman1969; Maceman
I just don't get the fixation with DU. If DU is so wonderful, why don't those who extol their virtues just stay there? Personally, I don't want that anti-American crap in my face. This is not the place for that.
35 posted on 12/14/2003 7:11:57 PM PST by MrsEmmaPeel
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To: MrsEmmaPeel
I think it's just the natural human desire to see those who are wrong, stupid and perhaps evil, squirm in agony and defeat! I think it's kind of cute.

(The leftists themselves, aren't cute, but their discomfiture is nice to see. I can't deny that I like to smell burnt liberal in the morning!)
36 posted on 12/14/2003 7:24:04 PM PST by little jeremiah
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To: little jeremiah
I think it's kind of cute.

Cute is when my cat nibbles on my fingers at 4 am for my attention. DU is not cute. They are a bunch of misguided illiterate yahoos who wouldn't know how to land a decent job if they were given it.

37 posted on 12/14/2003 7:29:17 PM PST by MrsEmmaPeel
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To: MrsEmmaPeel
I know that DUers aren't cute (far, far from it!). I was attempting a little humor - and just a little enjoyment at the despair and hollow empty loser feeling they must be experiencing! I long to see their defeat in Nov. 04.
38 posted on 12/14/2003 7:33:06 PM PST by little jeremiah
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To: All
Among the ABC radio "news" reporting of the capture there was the nonchalant report that the capture will help the President politically.

Help the President politically?!!

We are in a war arguably the most dangerous foreign war we have ever faced -- not just Iraq but the entire war to defend against radical Islam and our own internal enemies -- and the mainstream talks politics!!

If the politicians take up that or a similar theme then this is no different from the Vietnam era. No wonder General Franks (retired) warns that a WMD attack here will mean the end of the Constitution for the duration. Adults will take charge.

39 posted on 12/14/2003 7:34:58 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael
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To: ppaul
Great photo. Seattle?
40 posted on 12/14/2003 8:02:45 PM PST by formercalifornian (Daschle who?)
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To: formercalifornian
Which one?
The top one is "Bagdad Jim" McDermott, US Congressman, WA(D), on his "fact-finding" trip to Iraq to provide aid and comfort to the enemy.
41 posted on 12/14/2003 8:05:57 PM PST by ppaul
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To: gov_bean_ counter

42 posted on 12/14/2003 8:06:19 PM PST by formercalifornian (Daschle who?)
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To: ppaul
No, the grannies. In those hats!
43 posted on 12/14/2003 8:07:17 PM PST by formercalifornian (Daschle who?)
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To: dsmtoday
Did you see Lieberman on MTP this morning? His main comment: I don't want Saddam tried by the International Court because they won't apply the death penalty. Iraq or US, but it has to be somewhere with the death penalty.

Made me remember that politicians of both parties - even ones that are running for president - occasionally give a crap about the real world.
44 posted on 12/14/2003 8:10:34 PM PST by m1911
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To: ppaul
Photo-quote: ""

Hey! Check out the disturbed, mindless old crones! You know what? I'd be happy to mourn for THEM, if only they'd have the good taste to up'n'die. Get to work, ladies!

...not that I'm bitter or anything...
45 posted on 12/14/2003 8:21:07 PM PST by Mike-o-Matic
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To: WilliamofCarmichael
We are in a war arguably the most dangerous foreign war we have ever faced -- not just Iraq but the entire war to defend against radical Islam and our own internal enemies -- and the mainstream talks politics!!

It takes a Daniel Pearl or a David Bloom to get the media's attention where it belongs (sadly, not a Michael Kelly).

Short of one of their own being killed, everything is now seen through the lens of partisan politics first.

-PJ

46 posted on 12/14/2003 9:57:14 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's not safe yet to vote Democrat.)
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To: dighton; livesbygrace; aculeus; general_re; BlueLancer; hellinahandcart
The most interesting person to watch in coming days is Chirac.

I find it difficult to believe he has not been on Saddam's payroll.

Let's hope our interrogators address the issue of Saddam's secret collaborators as well as WMDs.

47 posted on 12/15/2003 12:36:43 AM PST by aculeus
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To: livesbygrace
Toward the end of Brian Wilson's spot on FNC Sunday, Wilson was talking to Chris Wallace and John Warner. Wallace said "I expect that Bush won't repeat the 'Mission Accomplished' mistake from the carrier," and Warner observed "But this mission WAS accomplished -- they captured Saddam Hussein!"

-PJ

48 posted on 12/15/2003 12:44:52 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's not safe yet to vote Democrat.)
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To: livesbygrace
George Will's column (as it appeared in the Houston Chronicle) contained these comments "today" from Presidential contenders...

This trial belongs solely to the Iraqi people

Furthermore, no Democrat is running for president as a little ray of sunshine, but John Kerry used the occasion Sunday morning to tell Fox News that although the capture was good, the administration still has not done enough about AIDS. Can someone that tone-deaf govern?

Howard Dean was more gracious than he was when Saddam fled Baghdad. Then Dean said, "I suppose" that Sad-dam's removal was a good thing.


49 posted on 12/15/2003 12:49:38 AM PST by weegee
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To: MrsEmmaPeel
I just don't get the fixation with DU. If DU is so wonderful, why don't those who extol their virtues just stay there?

1.) I have never, EVER seen any FReeper post anything even remotely LIKE "DU is wonderful" on this site, and challenge you to provide a working link to said comment. Pointing and laughing at the illiterate slimeballs does not translate, inexplicably, into "these illiterate slimeballs are great" anywhere save (possibly) on the Bizarro-World.

2.) Our "fixation" with DU (your word, not mine) is the same sort of enjoyment one naturally derives from watching tiny, artless toddlers pretending to be intelligent, capable grown-ups... and (naturally) pratfalling hilariously in their failed attempts.

You, personally, don't find it equally as funny...? Don't click onto the handy links provided, then. Nobody's forcing you to stare and giggle along with the rest of us, you know. :)

50 posted on 12/15/2003 1:36:34 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("The Clintons have damaged our country. They have done it together, in unison." -- Peggy Noonan)
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