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Saddam Captured Newsconference occuring NOW [Live Thread]
CNN ^ | 12-14-03 | CNN

Posted on 12/14/2003 3:19:27 AM PST by bonesmccoy

CNN anchor now reports news conference due at 4 AM PST/7AM EST


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To: tutstar

1,251 posted on 12/14/2003 7:38:22 AM PST by Ramtek57
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To: Maigrey
Happy Anniversary to you.Happy Independence Day for Iraq!
1,252 posted on 12/14/2003 7:38:40 AM PST by MEG33
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To: MJY1288
I would give a years pay for an opportunity to slap that long faced punk John Kerry

John Effin' Kerry and a horse sat down next to each other at a bar.

The bartender says to John Effin' Kerry, "Hey, why the long face?"

1,253 posted on 12/14/2003 7:38:52 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (The Constitution is a Right Wing Document)
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To: Darksheare
Death rattle of the Democrat party.

Let us hope this follows. The Democrat Party is now the greatest, contemporary threat to our national security. Only when Hitlery is captured, along with Blather, Brokenjaw and Squire Jennings can we be truly safe!

1,254 posted on 12/14/2003 7:40:09 AM PST by O Neill (Oh we're out here havin' fun, in the warm California sun...)
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To: All
FoxNews says in about 20 minutes they will be covering a press conference live from Tikrit...how it all came down...etc.
1,255 posted on 12/14/2003 7:40:18 AM PST by amom
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To: Howlin
Better late than never ping!

You couldn't have said it better!

1,256 posted on 12/14/2003 7:40:39 AM PST by Lady Jag (Googolplex Star Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: doug from upland
Lots of hilarity listening to the callers on CSPAN right now. I haven't heard so many idiot people in a while, the "anti-war" nutcakes are going ballistic!
1,257 posted on 12/14/2003 7:40:41 AM PST by HighWheeler (Death is better than taxes because death doesn't get worse every year.)
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To: SouthernFreebird
You didn't know he serve in Vietnam? I think he needs to remind us more often so we don't forget.
1,258 posted on 12/14/2003 7:40:50 AM PST by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch
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To: Howlin
NBC just announced soldiers in on the capture will take questions from reporters in about 20 minutes. Can't wait to hear the stupid stupid questions reporters ask them.
1,259 posted on 12/14/2003 7:41:05 AM PST by YaYa123 (@ Saluting Our Soldiers.com)
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To: Ramtek57
LOL

Been here yet?

http://mb3.dk/ayiabtu/

1,260 posted on 12/14/2003 7:41:56 AM PST by tutstar (Jesus is the reason for the season! <((--><)
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To: Ramtek57

1,261 posted on 12/14/2003 7:43:31 AM PST by tutstar (Jesus is the reason for the season! <((--><)
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To: Tuscaloosa Goldfinch


Just kidding.
1,262 posted on 12/14/2003 7:44:12 AM PST by SouthernFreebird
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To: SouthernFreebird
Oh, I know -- so was I :-D
1,263 posted on 12/14/2003 7:45:38 AM PST by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch
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To: amom
My cable just went out!!!! What a lousy day for an ice storm.
1,264 posted on 12/14/2003 7:45:40 AM PST by 11Bush
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To: prairiebreeze
In about 15 minutes, a news conference will be held with some soldiers involved in Saddam's capture.

It sounds as though you will miss it due to church commitments, but I'm sure it will be replayed over and over.

Kudos to our brave, beloved troops!
1,265 posted on 12/14/2003 7:45:43 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

I believe a POWERFREEP may be in order at:

www.deanforamerica.com

Dean will be in ME Feb. 8th. By then the whole Dem party will be sooo dead in the water. ;O)

1,266 posted on 12/14/2003 7:48:21 AM PST by metesky (Kids, don't let this happen to you!)
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To: Beck_isright
In California we get elated when it gets at or below $1.50. It was amazing the positive comments yesterday from other drivers filling up at the Costco. One clown had an impeach Bush sticker on. He got so much flack, he left without filling up.

The two faced sob, also had a "No War for Oil" sticker. I told him to fill his frigging van up with sea water and leave the gasoline for the rest of us. Then a black guy with military sticker on his vehicle really lit into him. The black guy was about 6'4" and built like you know what. After that interchange, the creep got into his vehicle and left. Several of us clapped and laughed at him as he left.
1,267 posted on 12/14/2003 7:48:25 AM PST by Grampa Dave (George $orea$$ has owned and controlled the Rats for decades!)
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To: tutstar
Cool, thanks for sending me to that site!

http://mb3.dk/ayiabtu/
1,268 posted on 12/14/2003 7:48:43 AM PST by Ramtek57
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To: Peach
what great and surprising news to wake up to! Then Kerry came on, his usual jerk self. I can't wait to hear the dems
1,269 posted on 12/14/2003 7:49:05 AM PST by knak (wasknaknowknid)
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To: bonesmccoy

Recent additions:
        12/14/03 - Saddam Hussein
       
        (CAPTURED!)

Iraq's 55 13 Most Wanted Scoreboard - - and Freeper additions
See the DOD website for photos. Note their joker card has an Iraqi SURNAME explanation         (Revised: 12/14am)
Name Position Status
Saddam Hussein President of Iraq/CINC of Military CAPTURED! 12/14/03
Qusay Hussein SSO, SRG & RGFC Commander KILLED 7/22/03
Uday Hussein Saddam Fedayeen Commander
[the older "crazy rapist" son]
KILLED 7/22/03
Abid Hamid Mahmud al-Tikriti Presidential Secretary (WMD Release Authority) Captured 6/18/03
Ali Hasan al-Majid
[aka: "Chemical Ali"]
Pres. Advisor, Fmr South Reg Cmdr Captured 8/21/03
Izzat IBRAHIM al-Duri Vice Chair of the RCC, North Reg Cmdr Captured
At Large
Hani Abd Latif Tilfa al-Tikriti SSO Director At large**
Aziz Salih al-Numan BP Regional Cmdr/Cmdr BP Militia Reg Cmd Captured 5/22/03
[Earlier reports of his death were bogus]
Muhammad Hamza al-ZUBAYDI
[aka Saddam's "Shiite Thug"]
Central Euphrates Reg Cmdr
"One of Saddam's most ruthless war criminals" -Clinton Admin
Captured 4/21/03
Kamal Mustafa Abdallah Sultan al-Tikriti RG Secretary General In Custody 5/17/03
Barzan Abd al-Ghafur Sulayman Majid al-Tikriti SRG Commander Captured 7/23/03
Muzahim Sa'b Hasan al-Tikriti Air Defense Force Commander Captured 4/23/03
Ibrahim Ahmad Abd al-Sattar Muhammad al-Tikriti Armed Forces Chief of Staff Captured 5/12/03
Sayf al-Din Fulayyih Hassan Taha al-Rawi RGFC Chief At large(?)**
[or maybe dead? see note2]
Rafi Abd Latif al Tilfah DGS Director At large
Tahir Jalil Habbush al-Tikriti IIS Director At large**
Hamid Raja Shalah al-Tikriti Air Force Commander Captured 6/14/03
Latif Nussayif al-Jasim al-Dulaymi Dep Chmn Baath Party Captured 6/10/03
Abd al Tawab Mullah Huwaysh OMI Director (WMD Production) Captured 5/02/03
Taha Yasin RAMADAN al-Jizrawi Vice President Captured 8/19/03
Rukan Razuki abd al-Ghafar al-Majid Sulayman al-Tikriti Chief of Tribal Affairs At large
Jamal Mustafa Abdallah Sultan al-Tikriti Deputy Chief of Tribal Affairs
[Saddam's son-in-law]
In Custody 4/20/03
Mizban Khadr Hadi RCC Member, Reg CDR Central Euphrates Region
U.S. Army's V Corps headquarters said Mizban Khadr Hadi, ... was captured Thursday [5/01/03] in the area of Baghdad controlled by the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division.
Captured 5/01/03
In Custody 7/09/03
Taha Muhyi al-Din MARUF Vice President and RCC Member Captured 5/02/03
Tariq Mikhail AZIZ Deputy Prime Minister In Custody 4/24/03
Walid Hamid Tawfiq al-Tikriti Governor of Basrah Governate In Custody 4/29/03
Hikmat Mizban Ibrahim al-Azzawi Dep Prime Minister, Economics & Finance Min. Captured 4/19/03
Sultan Hashim Ahmad al-Tai Minister of Defense In Custody 9/19/03
Mahmud Dhiyab al-Ahmad Minister of the Interior, He was previously reported CAPTURED on July 9th by Centcom Captured 7/09/03
In Custody 8/09/03
Ayad Futayyih Khalifa al-Rawi Al Quds Force Chief of Staff Captured 6/05/03
Zuhayr Talib Abd al-Sattar al-Naqib DMI Director Captured 4/23/03
Amir Hamudi Hasan al-Sadi Presidential Scientific Adviser/NMD Dir Gen [chemical and biological programs] In Custody 4/12/03
Amir Rashid Muhammad al-Ubaydi Former Oil Minister [aka "Missle Man" married to "Dr. Germ"] In Custody 4/28/03
Husam Muhammad AMIN al-Yasin National Monitoring Director Captured 4/27/03
Muhammad Mahdi al-Salih Minister of Trade Captured 4/23/03
Sabawi Ibrahim Hasan al-Tikriti Baath Party, Saddam Maternal Half Brother At large **
Watban Ibrahim Hasan al-Tikriti Baath Party, Saddam Half Brother Captured 4/13/03
Barzan Ibrahim Hasan al-Tikriti Baath Party, Saddam Half Brother Captured 4/16/03
Huda Salih Mahdi Ammash Party Youth & Trade Bureau Chairman In Custody 5/05/03
Abd al-Baqi abd al-Karim Abdallah al-Sadun BP Chmn & Cmdr BP Militia Baghdad At large
Muhammad Zimam Abd al-Razzaq al-Sadun BP Chmn & Cmdr BP Militia Ta'mim & Ninawa Gov At large
Samir abd al-Aziz al-Najim BP Chmn & Cmdr BP Militia Diyal Gov. Captured 4/17/03
Humam Abd al-Khaliq Abd al-Ghafur Min of Higher Education & Scientific Research Captured 4/20/03
Yahya Abdallah al-Ubaydi BP Chmn & Cmdr BP Militia Basrah Gov. At large
Sa'd Abd al-Majid al-Faysal BP Chmn & Cmdr BP Militia Salah ad Din Gov. Captured 5/27/03
Sayf al-Din al-Mashhadani BP Chmn & Cmdr BP Militia Muthanna Gov. Captured 5/27/03
Fadil Mahmud Gharib (aka: Gharib Muhammad Fazel) al-Mashaikh BP Chmn & Cmdr BP Militia Babil/Karbala Gov. Captured 5/13/03
Muhsin Khadr al-Khafaji BP Chmn & Cmdr BP Militia Qadasiyah Gov. At large
Rashid Taan Kazim BP Chmn & Cmdr BP Militia Anbar Governate At large
Ugla Abid Saqr al-Kubaysi BP Chmn & Cmdr BP Militia Maysan Governate In Custody 5/20/03
Ghazi Hammud al-Ubaydi BP Chmn & Cmdr BP Militia Wasit Gov. In Custody 5/07/03
Adil Abdallah Mahdi BP Chmn & Cmdr BP Militia Dhi Qar Governate Captured 5/15/03
Nayif Shindakh Thamir BP Chmn & Cmdr BP Militia - Salah ad Din Governate At large(?)An Iraqi TV report said he was KILLED in the battle for Najaf
Khamis Sirhan al Muhammad BP Chmn & Cmdr BP Militia Karbala Governate
NOT WIDELY REPORTED, but per FoxNews: "Senior defense officials said Monday morning that No. 54 of the 55 most-wanted Iraqis has been taken into custody -- Khamis Sirhan al Muhammad, a Baath Party chairman and commander of the Baath militia in the Karbala Governate. Muhammad was captured in raids over the weekend, along with another on the wider list of 200." (CENTCOM has not yet updated their website with this capture.)
Captured 8/04/03
Husayn Al Awadi BP Chmn & Cmdr BP Militia Ninawa Governate Captured 6/10/03
- - - Freeper Additions - - -
Farouk Hijazi #3 in Mukhabarat Iraqi intelligence ["biggest fish so far" -CIA] Captured 4/25/03
["unnamed associate of"]
Abu Musab Zarqawi
a leading Al Qaeda operative Captured 4/29/03
Abu Abbas Convicted Terrorist/Murderer - Leader Palestine Liberation Front Captured 4/15/03
Ahmed Walid Raguib al-Baz Terrorist - 1st Lieutenant Palestine Liberation Front Killed 3/20/03
Khala Khadr Al-Salahat Member of the Abul Nidal terrorist organization In Custody 4/18/03
Abdul Rahman Yasin Indicted fugitive from 1993 WTC bombing, $25 Million reward At large
Ahmad Khalil Ibrahim Samir al-Ani former Iraq Consul, met with Mohammed Atta in Prague shortly before 9/11 Captured 7/02/03
Ahmad Hikmat Shakir an Iraqi national and al-Qaeda operative, with connections to the 1993 WTC bombing, a Jan 2000 al Qaeda summit in Malaysia, the Oct 2000 USS Cole bombing, and the 9/11 mass murder. (Newsweek) Shakir fled back to Baghdad just before the war. At large
Ali Hussein Habib Iraqi airforce general Killed by the regime ~3/20/03
Khaled Abdallah a senior official of Saddam's Mukhabarat secret police In Custody 4/20/03
Major Khalid Hmood Head of Iraqi intelligence during the war and one of Saddam's top bodyguards, In Custody 4/20/03
Salim Sa'id Khalaf al-Jumayli former Chief of the Iraqi Intelligence Service American Desk Captured 4/23/03
"Son of Ham"
[apple falls close to the tree]
Son of Hamza (Q-of-Spades - one of Saddam's most ruthless war criminals) Captured 4/21/03
Luay Khayrallaha
[Saddam's brother-in-law]
#152 on the top 200 most-wanted list. Iraqi intelligence and security leader Captured 5/19/03
Mulhana Hamood Abdul Jabar
[Saddam's brother-in-law]
caught with $300,000, three AK-47 rifles, and a rocket-propelled grenade Captured 5/25/03
Jaffar al-Jaffer physicist & father of Iraq's nuclear WMD program In Custody 4/13/03
Imad Husayn Abdallah al-Ani former VX nerve agent developer In Custody 4/18/03
Rihab Taha [aka "Dr. Germ"] architect of Iraq's bio WMD program In Custody 5/12/03
Mohammed Saeed Kazim al-Sahaf [aka: "Comical Ali"]
[aka: "Baghdad Bob"]
Minister of Information
[wanted for DNC spokesperson]
Captured 6/25/03
[reportedly questioned by U.S. forces and released]
On Administrative Leave
          **  Nine fugitives supposedly hiding in Syria? This seems to have been a smokescreen as FOUR have since been caught in or near Baghdad.
          Note2: Also, Al-Rawi (J-of-clubs) was reported by an Islamic newspaper as murdered
                by Saddam and Qusay on 4/08/03... one day after the bombing of Saddam at the restaurant.

If someone else updates this list, please bump the revision at the top and ping FL_Engineer
You can click here to see if there is a pointer to a newer revision.









   

1,270 posted on 12/14/2003 7:49:50 AM PST by Future Useless Eater (Freedom_Loving_Engineer)
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To: Ramcat
That sounds like a great way to celebrate this good Sunday:

Sittin here Freepin: I have the "Hallelujah" Chorus of Handel's Messiah on repeat. Great morning. Praise God. God blesses America!

1,271 posted on 12/14/2003 7:49:50 AM PST by Grampa Dave (George $orea$$ has owned and controlled the Rats for decades!)
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To: O Neill
....These will form the basis of an upcoming lawsuit against the U.S. for 'military brutality'.....

The ACLU and Amnesty International will provide the funding and the lawyers.

The NAACP will claim that there are not enough black lawyers on the team.
1,272 posted on 12/14/2003 7:50:05 AM PST by bert (Have you offended a liberal today?)
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To: Lead Moderator
That stupid CNN reporter that says she cannot get a consensous regarding whether there will be more fighting, attacks, etc.

Well, duh, lady they just don't know.
1,273 posted on 12/14/2003 7:51:06 AM PST by freekitty
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To: FL_engineer
You must have really enjoyed this last addition to your update!:)
1,274 posted on 12/14/2003 7:51:29 AM PST by Grampa Dave (George $orea$$ has owned and controlled the Rats for decades!)
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To: Lead Moderator
That stupid CNN reporter that says she cannot get a consensous regarding whether there will be more fighting, attacks, etc.

Well, duh, lady they just don't know.
1,275 posted on 12/14/2003 7:51:32 AM PST by freekitty
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To: freekitty
There will be more fighting, there will be more attacks with continued US soldiers killed, this war may last 25 years or more.

Both will be minimul in comparison to other conflicts but both will continue.
1,276 posted on 12/14/2003 7:53:22 AM PST by alisasny (Hope to see many of you at the NY Holiday party on 12/28)
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To: will1776
All ruthless dictators are eventually found underground.

You mean like the Rat Underground (DU)?

1,277 posted on 12/14/2003 7:53:55 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (The Constitution is a Right Wing Document)
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To: bonesmccoy; father_elijah; nickcarraway; SMEDLEYBUTLER; Siobhan; Lady In Blue; attagirl; ...
Ping!

Rejoice!

1,278 posted on 12/14/2003 7:53:56 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Peach
I woke up to the good news on the radio this morning at 7:30 ET and just wanted to join the chorus...

God bless America!
God bless our troops!
God bless President Bush!
1,279 posted on 12/14/2003 7:54:02 AM PST by cloud8
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To: freekitty
Those other stupid reporters at CNN are saying that the people in Iraq are asking about where their power and such is.

Geez, I'll bet the people in California and Detroit are asking the same questions.
1,280 posted on 12/14/2003 7:54:28 AM PST by freekitty
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To: kayak; just mimi; hoosiermama; terilyn; Dog; mass55th; Brandon; Brad's Gramma; AFPhys; putupon; ...

- SADDAM HUSSEIN CAPTURED!
UPDATED here - Iraq's 55 13 Most Wanted Scoreboard


1,281 posted on 12/14/2003 7:55:56 AM PST by Future Useless Eater (Freedom_Loving_Engineer)
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To: CIB-173RDABN
Even the Communist Party members in Iraq are dancing in the streets.

Shows just how far gone the commies we have here are, they can't even give it up for the capture of a human monster like Sadaam.

1,282 posted on 12/14/2003 7:56:09 AM PST by witnesstothefall
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To: Grampa Dave
Yep, he was cowering in a spidey hole trying to hide his root in the dirt.

I have this recurring image:


1,283 posted on 12/14/2003 7:56:19 AM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: Howlin
It this the right thread and what's up?
1,284 posted on 12/14/2003 7:56:58 AM PST by Mo1 (House Work, If you do it right , will kill you!)
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To: Keith in Iowa
I think it took Drudge so long because it took him all that time to come up with that fantastic headline!
1,285 posted on 12/14/2003 7:57:49 AM PST by DaughterofEve (W)
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To: Howlin
Thanks for the ping, Howlin! My husband just startled me out a sound sleep to tell me. Woo hoo! What a great Christmas present!!!


1,286 posted on 12/14/2003 7:57:51 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (Born in California 1958 - Fled to Washington 2002)
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To: metesky
They're going to have to surgically remove the grin I got!

I know what you mean! I whooped out loud when I heard the CBC news 55 minutes ago.

What a wonderful wake-up call this morning!

Gloating is good. ;^)

1,287 posted on 12/14/2003 7:58:14 AM PST by headsonpikes (Spirit of '76 bttt!)
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To: bonesmccoy
Farmhouse where the rat hole held the rat


1,288 posted on 12/14/2003 7:58:17 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: FL_engineer
We had to share this together!WOO HOO!!!
1,289 posted on 12/14/2003 7:58:39 AM PST by MEG33
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To: bonesmccoy
My daughter is sick. I woke up to give her some motrin. Couldn't get back to sleep so I turned on the news. I watched for a little bit, and then woke up my hubby.

It was 3 am here on the Left Coast.
1,290 posted on 12/14/2003 7:58:40 AM PST by luckystarmom
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To: freekitty
Then we have this from http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/358016.cms


From palace to spider-hole

[ SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2003 07:31:02 PM ]

BAGHDAD : Saddam Hussein's capture ends a US hunt for the man who ruled the oil state with an iron fist and launched two regional wars before being ousted by US-led forces in April.

US forces found Saddam, dirty and sporting a greying beard and hiding in a cellar on Saturday near his hometown of Tikrit.

Until then he had been as elusive as al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden and Taliban leader Mullah Omar.

war with a March 20 air raid intended to kill Saddam, 66, and decapitate the Baathist state he had forged in blood, iron and oil money.

 

But he escaped and disappeared from public view after US forces stormed into Baghdad on April 9. From hiding, he kept up a flow of defiant taped messages, aired by Arab media, urging Iraqis to fight US-led occupation forces.

 

One passionate Saddam message surfaced after his sons Uday and Qusay were killed by US forces on July 22.

 

The United States justified its war by saying Saddam had weapons of mass destruction and had defied UN Security Council resolutions ordering him to disarm after his defeat in the 1991 Gulf war.

 

Washington said he sponsored global terrorism. Troops occupying Iraq have yet to prove those charges, but many of the brutalities of his rule have been exposed, such as mass graves holding thousands of his murdered foes, especially rebellious Kurds and Shi'ite Muslims.

 

After using his skills as a street fighter and conspirator to get his Baath party into power in a 1968 coup, Saddam built a terrifying grip on Iraq despite wars, uprisings, coup plots and assassination attempts.


1,291 posted on 12/14/2003 7:58:53 AM PST by ChadGore (No blood for ratings! This means YOU AOL-Time-Warner-Turner-CNN)
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To: Howlin
CONGRATULATIONS TO SPECIAL FORCES UNIT 121

GOOD JOB...... WELL DONE
1,292 posted on 12/14/2003 7:59:03 AM PST by deport
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To: headsonpikes
my hub and 3 kids and i all started cheering and clapping as soon as i logged on FR and saw it, we then turned the tv on. what a great morning this has been!
1,293 posted on 12/14/2003 7:59:19 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: freekitty
I'm impressed with the restraint of the members of the task force, by not capping him. Talk about following orders.
1,294 posted on 12/14/2003 7:59:27 AM PST by Maigrey (If it's the lives of my men and their safety, I'd go through hell with a gasoline can.- LTC West)
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To: FL_engineer
The best ping ever!

Thanks so much for maintaing this list!

1,295 posted on 12/14/2003 7:59:53 AM PST by kayak (The Vast, Right-Wing Conspiracy is truly Vast! ~ JohnHuang2)
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To: Madame Dufarge
Actually, I hope that our guys used dogs to sniff him out and find him. Apparently he hated dogs! That would be so fitting if a couple of dogs found him.
1,296 posted on 12/14/2003 8:00:00 AM PST by Grampa Dave (George $orea$$ has owned and controlled the Rats for decades!)
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To: bonesmccoy
Tikrit needs to be flattened for hiding and spawning this refuse. That house in particular should become target practice for a large bomb.
1,297 posted on 12/14/2003 8:01:32 AM PST by doodad
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To: xsmommy
I let out a holler when I heard Bremer say, 'We got him!'
1,298 posted on 12/14/2003 8:01:46 AM PST by rintense
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To: SandyInSeattle
Since you seem to celebrate good news with dancing:


1,299 posted on 12/14/2003 8:02:07 AM PST by Grampa Dave (George $orea$$ has owned and controlled the Rats for decades!)
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To: Grampa Dave
I like your thinking!Checking his head for lice was a great picture.
1,300 posted on 12/14/2003 8:02:33 AM PST by MEG33
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