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  • ZOT! - An Open Letter from Donald to Saddam

    02/05/2004 1:36:09 PM PST · by NC Yippie · 91 replies · 502+ views
    Dear Saddam, Remember when we first met on that magic night in Baghdad in 1983? You were gassing those wacky Iranians with chemical weapons and having a grand old time, but Ronnie and I just said hey, 'dictators will be dictators' - know what I mean?!! Hahaha. It's a good thing we sold you all those weapons and military equipment that you used in crushing your own people. Lord knows what might have happened if we hadn't stepped in to help you out. What a time it was too! We sold you all kinds of fun things - anthrax, VX...

    01/12/2004 1:04:15 AM PST · by kattracks · 43 replies · 244+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/12/04 | DON KAPLAN
    <p>January 12, 2004 -- It's the all-new Baghdad Bob - he's cleaned up his act, dyed his hair and he's back on the air. Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf, the Iraqi minister of disinformation who became famous for his absurd daily reports that Iraq was winning the war, has popped up on Arab television as a commentator - as these new exclusive photos show.</p>
  • Amazing Picture of Saddam as he was captured!

    01/07/2004 6:51:02 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 115 replies · 3,236+ views
  • Howard Dean: ‘We’ve not paid attention to al-Qaida’

    01/03/2004 9:53:06 AM PST · by rs79bm · 87 replies · 494+ views
    AP / Portsmouth Herald ^ | 1/2/2004 | Holly Ramer
    NASHUA, N.H. -- Democrat Howard Dean said that the events of the last few weeks have shown he was right to conclude that Saddam Hussein’s capture didn’t make America safer. Dean, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, faced criticism from his party’s rivals for his comments following the Dec. 13 capture of Saddam. Since then, the national terrorism alert has been raised to orange and more troops have been killed in Iraq, he said at a town hall meeting in Nashua. "They got all excited, but here we are," the former Vermont governor said. "We’ve lost 10 more troops...
  • Dean Cites Terror Alert As Vindication

    01/02/2004 5:09:27 PM PST · by Hal1950 · 79 replies · 435+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 2 January 2004 | Holly Ramer
    NASHUA, N.H. -- Democratic presidential hopeful Howard Dean on Friday cited the higher terror alert and the number of U.S. troops killed in Iraq in arguing that he was right to say Saddam Hussein's capture didn't make America safer. "They got all excited, but here we are," Dean told a town-hall meeting. "We've lost 10 more troops and F-16s are escorting foreign passenger jets into our air space because we're now more worried than we were before."
  • Saddam Spit on a G.I. As He Was Handcuffed; U.S. Soldier Punched Back

    12/21/2003 6:15:34 AM PST · by sonsofliberty2000 · 206 replies · 841+ views
    Saddam Spit on a G.I. As He Was Handcuffed; U.S. Soldier Punched Back
  • PHOTO TRICKS: Saddam Capture Is Govt Psy-Ops Plot- Pictures Doctored

    01/01/2004 7:30:19 AM PST · by 11th Earl of Mar · 78 replies · 668+ views
    GuluFuture ^ | 1/1/04 Intro Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Sham Saddam Scam Part 2: THE OVERKILL ERROR PHOTO TRICKS BETRAY THE 'SADDAM' PSYOP by Fintan Dunne, Editor 18th December, 2003 The Saddam capture caper is a sophisticated psychological operation (PsyOp) aimed at both mainstream and alternative media. But the psyop team have been too clever for their own good. Here's why.   You probably won't even be reading this unless you already figured that the Saddam capture is suspect. The psychological operations crew in the US military know full well that people like you exist. People...
  • How Saddam may still nail Bush

    12/18/2003 12:03:26 PM PST · by Dr. Marten · 102 replies · 387+ views
    Asia Times ^ | 12.19.03 | Pepe Escobar
    THE RAT TRAPPart 1: How Saddam may still nail BushBy Pepe Escobar BAKU - The Christmas blockbuster from the Pentagon studios was a dream. This was the new Roman Empire at its peak - better than Ridleys Scott's Gladiator: a real, captive barbarian emperor, paraded on the Circus Maximus of world television. The barbarian was not a valiant warrior - but a bum. He was not hiding in a nuclear-proof bunker armed to his teeth - he was caught like "a rat" in a "spider hole". He was nothing but a pathetic ghost taking a medical for the world to...
  • Iraqi newspaper publishes photos of Saddam behind bars

    12/18/2003 11:45:49 AM PST · by Shermy · 38 replies · 276+ views
    AFP ^ | December 18, 2003
    BAGHDAD (AFP) - A giant photo of fallen dictator Saddam Hussein getting a jail visit from his nemesis Ahmed Chalabi graced the front page of a Baghdad newspaper. A pale and thinner Saddam, dressed in a grey sports jacket and white robes, is sitting on a bed in his crumbling cell, next to his adversary, the longtime Iraqi opposition leader Chalabi, who returned to Baghdad after Saddam was pushed from power last April. The photo was blown up across the front page of Al-Mutamar, the paper of Chalabi's Iraqi National Congress (INC). "Today's paper sold out in record time. I...
  • With Saddam's Capture, "Fear Has Ended" in Iraq

    12/16/2003 3:13:53 PM PST · by ArrogantBustard · 16 replies · 135+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | DEC. 15, 2003 | N/A
    Code: ZE03121507 Date: 2003-12-15 With Saddam's Capture, "Fear Has Ended" in Iraq Chaldean Bishops Voice Hopes for Country's Future BAGHDAD, Iraq, DEC. 15, 2003 ( The Iraqi population was surprised and relieved to learn about the capture of Saddam Hussein, say the country's two Chaldean Catholic bishops. "At last fear is removed -- all the weight we carried on our backs, all the dead and the killings," as well as the "suspicion that there still were spies, that Saddam would reappear," said Bishop Rabban Al-Qas of the Diocese of Amadiyah, according to With the arrest of the former...
  • Jackson Lee invites terrorist dictator to Texas (my title)

    12/16/2003 12:30:42 PM PST · by GOPcapitalist · 35 replies · 340+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Ron Nissimov
    Jackson Lee said she was so impressed with Syrian President Bashar Assad during her visit that she invited him to speak in Texas, even though his country is designated by the United States as a rogue state and a sponsor of terrorism. "I'm sure someone will write a headline, `Congresswoman invites a terrorist'," Jackson Lee said. "But that's not what I'm trying to do." She said Assad showed his willingness to negotiate by meeting despite President Bush's signing on Friday of the Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2003, which could impose sanctions on Syria. "He's a 39-year-old...
  • ZOT: Oh Holy Night

    12/16/2003 9:03:44 AM PST · by impeach george w bush · 77 replies · 695+ views
    Oh holy night! The stars are brightly shining It is the night of the dear Savior's birth! Long lay the world in sin and error pining Till he appear'd and the soul felt its worth. A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn! Fall on your knees Oh hear the angel voices Oh night divine Oh night when Christ was born Oh night divine Oh night divine Led by the light of Faith serenely beaming With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming...
  • What Should Be Done With Saddam Hussein?

    12/16/2003 4:25:40 AM PST · by Smile-n-Win · 23 replies · 193+ views
    Capitalism Magazine ^ | December 15, 2003 | Thomas Sowell
    Summary: Since stoning people to death is a tradition in parts of the Middle East, that might be the most appropriate way to execute Saddam Hussein. If each relative of someone murdered by Saddam were allowed to throw a stone, the line might stretch back for miles. Television pictures of that line, broadcast throughout the Arab world, could completely undermine any notion that this is just an American vendetta against Moslems.
  • Saddam capture doesn't change Jackson Lee's mind [SJL invites Syrian Pres. to speak in TX]

    12/15/2003 7:41:14 PM PST · by HennepinPrisoner · 34 replies · 244+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 12/15/2003 | RON NISSIMOV
    U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Houston, said today that the capture of Saddam Hussein does nothing to change her opposition to the war in Iraq. "I believe we should have had a congressional vote before declaring war, and we should have allowed U.N. inspectors time to finish their work," Jackson Lee said during a news conference at Bush Intercontinental Airport. "As to WMDs (weapons of mass destruction), the fact they have not been found I believe shows I was right." One of the more outspoken congressional critics of the war in Iraq, Jackson Lee had returned to Houston from a...
  • Democrats mix congratulations with criticism (Kerry said he'd have nabbed Saddam sooner)

    12/15/2003 11:10:38 AM PST · by seamus · 37 replies · 350+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Dec. 15, 2003 | James G. Lakely
    <p>The capture of Saddam Hussein was praised by the Democratic presidential candidates yesterday, but most took the opportunity to reiterate what they see as President Bush's failed Iraqi policy or take shots at front-runner Howard Dean, who opposed the war.</p>
  • Rush using DU posts to blast Dems

    12/15/2003 10:30:26 AM PST · by Grig · 51 replies · 298+ views
    Rush is reading from DU posts to rip Dean supporters and Democrats as the anti-USA kooks they are. Gotta love it.
  • Saddam Whereabouts Still a Mystery (STUPID MEDIA ALERT)

    12/15/2003 11:50:44 AM PST · by Wolfstar · 59 replies · 3,542+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/15/03
    LONDON (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein's whereabouts remained a mystery Monday even after his capture, with CNN reporting he had been moved to the Gulf state of Qatar and an Iraqi official insisting he was still in Iraq. The plot only thickened when the U.S. military declined to say where it was keeping the former dictator, who was still being hidden after eight months hiding himself. "For security reasons we cannot identify where he is at the moment," Captain Bruce Frame from U.S. Central Command in Florida told Reuters. U.S.-led troops who toppled Saddam, 66, in April captured him Saturday in...
  • DFU SONG: Christmas 2003 - Up on the Housetop (will Howard Dean jump?)

    12/15/2003 11:31:53 AM PST · by doug from upland · 7 replies · 220+ views
    DFU CHRISTMAS SONGS | Christmas 2003 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland MIDI - UP ON THE HOUSETOP High on the housetop poor Howard stands...Saddam's capture screws his plans He's up there screaming that Bush has lied...last night supporters had really cried Ho ho ho...look out below...ho ho ho...look out below Will be hearing thump, thump, thump Is Howard Dean gonna finally jump Those who sent money are going nuts...once more, Dubya kicks their butts Look at their faces...they all are numb...vanquished again by a guy who's dumb Ho ho ho...look out below...ho ho ho...look out below Will be hearing thump, thump, thump Is Howard Dean gonna finally jump Here come...
  • Rush shuts down DU again!

    12/15/2003 10:30:42 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 489 replies · 1,161+ views
    Rush is quoting posters from DU again. They're server crashed! He was quoting about how posters thought Bush was more of a danger than Saddam!
  • Saddam 'should have killed himself'

    12/15/2003 7:57:24 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 29 replies · 282+ views ^ | December 15, 2003 | From Nasser Abu Bakr in Jenin
    PALESTINIANS today accused former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein of cowardice after the long-time hero to many in the West Bank and Gaza Strip was captured without a struggle by US troops near his hometown. Saddam's support and financial aid to the tune of thousands of dollars for the families of Palestinian suicide bombers during the three-year intifada made the former Iraqi strongman a popular figure in the occupied territories. Palestinians celebrated during the 1991 Gulf War when Saddam's forces fired dozens of Scud missiles at Israel. But today many were quick to draw a contrast between Saddam's meek surrender and...
  • Arabs Warn:They shaved his beard.Saddam humiliation could fire up resistance

    12/15/2003 10:23:00 AM PST · by BJungNan · 145 replies · 516+ views
    gogov ^ | December 15, 2003 | Al Jazeera
    The humiliating images of Saddam Hussein's capture by US forces risk increasing Arab support for the Iraqi resistance and sharpening their appetite for revenge, analysts said on Monday. "I felt extremely humiliated," said Egyptian writer Sayyid Nassar, who interviewed Saddam three weeks before the US-led invasion of Iraq on 20 March. "I felt it was not only a humiliation of Arabs but of all humanity. "By shaving his beard, a symbol of virility in Iraq and in the Arab world, the Americans committed an act that symbolizes humiliation in our region, where getting shaved by one's enemy means robbing him...
  • Michael Moore on Saddam's capture (BARF alert!)

    12/15/2003 7:02:49 AM PST · by SB00 · 184 replies · 1,778+ views
    Sunday, December 14th, 2003 We Finally Got Our Frankenstein... and He Was In a Spider Hole! -- by Michael Moore Thank God Saddam is finally back in American hands! He must have really missed us. Man, he sure looked bad! But, at least he got a free dental exam today. That's something most Americans can't get. America used to like Saddam. We LOVED Saddam. We funded him. We armed him. We helped him gas Iranian troops. But then he screwed up. He invaded the dictatorship of Kuwait and, in doing so, did the worst thing imaginable -- he threatened an...
  • Grim-Faced Katie Couric, Wearing Black, Downplays Success, Highlights Problems

    12/15/2003 4:42:43 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 336 replies · 12,802+ views
    The Today Show
    Katie Couric didn't disappoint. As soon as the news of Saddam's capture broke yesterday, a number of FReepers began speculating as to how Couric would react to the "bad" news this morning. I for one hypothesized that Katie would be wearing black, and sure enough, she was! Couric interviewed Gen. Ricardo Sanchez. His troops captured Saddam, and Sanchez spoke with him personally on two occasions. Throughout the interview, Katie maintained that grim, lock-jawed expression reserved for bad news and unpleasant interactions. Unless I'm mistaken, she never congratulated the general. She quickly threw in Sanchez's face the response from Saddam when...
  • Recording Stupid Leftist Comments (On the Capture of Hussein) for Posterity

    12/14/2003 7:16:40 PM PST · by The Right Stuff · 132 replies · 361+ views
    The American Partisan ^ | 14 December, 2003 | J. King
    Okay, folks, here is our chance to record - for all time - the dimwitted comments made by leftwingers in the U.S. regarding the fall of the evil dictator, Saddam Hussein. Imagine that you are in occupied Europe in 1945, and it's your duty to get collaborators commentary out - written down on your trusty Underwood. It's our duty and our privilege. Write on. Here's a sampling of what I've found: Washington (com)Post writer Robin Wright, "this isn't going to transform the situation" Time's Joe Klein, "another terrorist attack on America would completely change this dynamic." Presidential Candidate Dennis Kucinich,...
  • 'No Saddam': It'll be hard now for the media to deny our accomplishments in Iraq

    12/14/2003 9:05:57 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 24 replies · 298+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 12/15/03 | JOHN R. GUARDIANO
    <p>At first I thought I was dreaming. I was half asleep and only turned on the TV for a weather report. Snow and an accompanying "wintry mix" had been forecast for the Washington area, and I was concerned about not being able to shop for family Christmas presents.</p>
  • How 10 Editorial Cartoons View Saddam's Capture

    12/14/2003 10:48:01 PM PST · by summer · 113 replies · 1,838+ views
    Cagle's Cartoon Index ^ | Dec 15, 2003 | various cartoonists
    1) "Saddam Rat Caught" By: Best of Latin America The Clinic, Santiago, Chile December 14, 2003 2) "Saddam Captured" By: Mike Keefe The Denver Post December 14, 2003 3) "The Glory of Saddam By: Jeff Parker Florida Today December 14, 2003 4) "Saddam Captured" By: Best of Latin America Cagle Cartoons, El Universal, Mexico City December 14, 2003 5) "Saddam Skin Rug" By: Daryl Cagle December 14, 2003 6) "Saddam Captured" By: Jeff Parker Florida Today December 14, 2003 7) "Santa Saddam" By: Best of Latin America The Clinic, Santiago, Chile December 14, 2003 8) Emad Hajjaj, Ad-Dustour Newspaper,...
  • Saddam could be offered deal

    12/14/2003 7:34:36 PM PST · by knak · 86 replies · 390+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | 12/14/03
    ATHENS - Deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein could be offered a deal in which he would give his captors information on if and how he hid weapons of mass destruction and if he smuggled some of them into Syria. In exchange, he would face life imprisonment and not be executed for war crimes, senior Iraqis attending a conference here on the future of the region have hinted. Saddam was captured, alive and well, on Saturday near his hometown of Tikrit. U.S. troops found him hiding in a subterranean hole. He did not resist. The Iraqi figures also said that, even...

    12/14/2003 5:02:43 PM PST · by livesbygrace · 97 replies · 684+ views ^ | 12/14/03 | Andrew Sullivan
    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
  • TIME Exclusive: Notes from Saddam in Custody

    12/14/2003 11:52:51 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 201 replies · 928+ views
    TIME ^ | Dec. 14, 2003 | BRIAN BENNETT
    Saddam is talking, but he isn't cooperative. New details on his capture and his first interrogation Saddam Hussein was captured on Sunday without a fight. But since then, according to a U.S. intelligence official in Iraq, the fallen dictator has been defiant. “He’s not been very cooperative,” said the official, who read the transcript of the initial interrogation report taken during the first questioning session. After his capture, Saddam was taken to a holding cell at the Baghdad Airport. He didn’t answer any of the initial questions directly, the official said, and at times seemed less than fully coherent. The...
  • Timeline of Saddam Hussein's Capture

    12/14/2003 11:18:36 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 24 replies · 1,565+ views
    NPR ^ | Dec. 14, 2003 | NPR
    Dec. 14, 2003 -- Following is a chronology of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's capture by U.S. forces, Saturday, Dec. 13, according to U.S. military officials and NPR reports: 10:50 a.m. Saturday: U.S. military officials receive intelligence that Saddam Hussein may be hiding in one of two locations near the town of Adwar, about 10 miles south of his hometown of Tikrit. About 600 soldiers from the First Brigade Combat Team of the U.S. Army's 4th Infantry Division along with coalition Special Forces units are assigned to kill or capture Saddam. About 6 p.m. Saturday: Under cover of darkness, the...
  • Iraqis Want Saddam Tried in Baghdad-Death Penalty Should Not be Included-Human Rights Watch

    12/14/2003 2:19:09 PM PST · by kattracks · 55 replies · 743+ views
    AP | 12/14/03 | SLOBODAN LEKIC
    BAGHDAD, Iraq, Dec 14, 2003 (AP Online via COMTEX) -- The interim Iraqi government said Sunday it wants to try Saddam Hussein before a special tribunal, but a human rights group voiced deep concern about the legitimacy of the newly established panel. The United States reserved judgment. Iraq's new leaders want Saddam to face the tribunal they established last week specifically to hear cases involving leading members of the Saddam regime accused of genocide and other crimes against humanity. "We will deal with Saddam Hussein," said Adnan Pachachi, a member of the 25-seat interim Governing Council. "He was an unjust...
  • CBS Cuts Off Bush's Address (Rather Pre-empted again)

    12/14/2003 2:59:51 PM PST · by · 40 replies · 329+ views ^ | 2003-12-14
    2003-12-14 12:19:16 ET Football Cuts Into Rather's Coverage. Rather had another bizarre moment after a break in CBS's coverage of the speech of President Bush on the capture of Saddam Hussein. In the middle of speaking, the president's words were cut off. He was interrupted by a live shot of the St. Louis Rams football field, which ran for six seconds. The game had yet to start, and the stadium was only partially filled. Background noise could be heard, and through it all, the bottom of the screen said: "CBS News Special Report: Saddam Hussein Captured." When it became clear...

    12/14/2003 11:43:35 AM PST · by SerpentDove · 22 replies · 1,094+ views
    SD ^ | 12/14/03 | SerpentDove
  • Stocks, Dollar May Gain on Hussein Capture; Oil, Bonds May Drop

    12/14/2003 3:06:00 PM PST · by Grampa Dave · 26 replies · 137+ views ^ | !5 December 2003 (London date) | Bloomberg Staff
    <p>Dec. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Stocks worldwide may gain and the dollar rose from a record low against the euro following the capture of the former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. Oil and bond prices are likely to drop.</p> <p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average may gain 80, or 0.8 percent, according to City Index, a U.K. betting company. The U.K.'s benchmark FTSE 100 Index may open 60 points higher, or up 1.4 percent, City Index said.</p>
  • Clinton welcomes capture of Saddam

    12/14/2003 10:57:18 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 96 replies · 618+ views
    Associated Press | December 14, 2003
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former President Clinton praised the capture of Saddam Hussein and said the ousted Iraqi president finally will answer "for decades of tyranny and murder." "I am glad he was captured alive so he can be brought before the bar of justice," Clinton said Sunday in a statement. Clinton saluted U.S. troops, who found the bearded and disheveled former dictator in an underground hide-out on a farm near his hometown, Tikrit. Clinton also congratulated his successor in the White House. "Saddam Hussein's capture is a tribute to the skill and bravery of our troops and the good...
  • List of 55 Most Wanted Iraqis and Their Status (8 of Top 10 Killed or Captured)

    12/14/2003 8:38:26 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies · 301+ views
    Dec 14, 2003 List of 55 Most Wanted Iraqis and Their Status The Associated Press The 55 most-wanted Iraqis and their status, according to U.S. Central Command. Thirty-nine are in custody, 13 remain at large, two have been confirmed killed and one has been reported killed. -No. 1: Saddam Hussein, president. Captured Dec. 13. -No. 2: Qusai Hussein, Saddam's son. Killed July 22. -No. 3: Odai Hussein, Saddam's son. Killed July 22. -No. 4: Abid Hamid Mahmud al-Tikriti, presidential secretary, Saddam's cousin. Taken into custody June 17. -No. 5: Ali Hassan al-Majid, presidential adviser, Revolutionary Command Council member. Also known...
  • Saddam's arrest won't end resistance: Hamas

    12/14/2003 8:59:15 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies · 485+ views
    hindustantimes ^ | 12-14-03
    Saddam's arrest won't end resistance: HamasThe arrest of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein will not end Iraqi resistance against US-led forces, the leaders of the Islamic resistance movement Hamas and Islamic Jihad (Holy War) said on Sunday, UPI reports. The two organisations had asked the Iraqi people to continue their resistance "until the end of this occupation of Arab and Muslim territory." Islamic Jihad leader Nafez Azzam said by arresting Saddam, "the United States had achieved a very simple symbolic triumph." "But we are certain that this would never end the Iraqi people's resistance against the American occupation that is...
  • Iraq's Aziz Helped Identify Saddam, Official Says

    12/14/2003 8:59:05 AM PST · by knak · 4 replies · 253+ views
    reuters ^ | 12/14/03
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's former Deputy Prime Minister Tareq Aziz, in U.S. custody for seven months, helped to confirm the identity of Saddam Hussein after his capture, an official with the U.S.-led administration said Sunday. "He was identified with the help of Tareq Aziz," the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Reuters. He did not elaborate. The fugitive dictator was dusty, bearded and apparently exhausted when he was found in a narrow hiding hole during a raid on a farm near his home town Tikrit late Saturday. Aziz, who surrendered to U.S. forces after the Iraqi president was...
  • Saddam Capture 'Painful' for Arabs [I love him so much, I can’t stand watching it]

    12/14/2003 9:00:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 52 replies · 352+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 12-13-03
    ................................ Saddam Capture 'Painful' for Arabs For many ordinary Palestinians, the TV footage of a dishevelled Saddam obediently submitting to a medical exam by his US captors was painful to watch: it sealed the defeat of the one Arab leader they felt always stood by them. Saddam should have put up a fight or committed suicide, they said, and his surrender is a stain on Arab honour. “It is a big defeat for all Arabs and Muslims,” said Raji Hassan, 29, watching TV with friends in a Gaza City coffee shop. The Palestinian Authority declined official comment. While Palestinian leader...
  • "Saddam Captured" Celebratory FReep in Philadelphia Today

    12/14/2003 10:20:07 AM PST · by Doctor Raoul · 137 replies · 909+ views
    After Action Report | 12/14/03 | Doctor Raoul
    Having been awakened by a phone call that Saddam had been captured, the first thing that jumped into my mind was "City Line Avenue". It was payback time for all the left wing looney tunes for their snarky remarks and unfounded wacko charges. At about 9 am, I took up my position outside the local NBC affiliate and across from the ABC affiliate there on City Line Avenue. That the stations were there was just a bonus, the main reason is that the intersection sees thousands of cars per hour. It's a main traffic artery west from Philadelphia to the...
  • Terrorist behind September 11 strike was trained by Saddam

    12/14/2003 9:03:20 AM PST · by cody32127 · 34 replies · 825+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | 12-14-03 | Con Coughlin
    Iraq's coalition government claims that it has uncovered documentary proof that Mohammed Atta, the al-Qaeda mastermind of the September 11 attacks against the US, was trained in Baghdad by Abu Nidal, the notorious Palestinian terrorist. Details of Atta's visit to the Iraqi capital in the summer of 2001, just weeks before he launched the most devastating terrorist attack in US history, are contained in a top secret memo written to Saddam Hussein, the then Iraqi president, by Tahir Jalil Habbush al-Tikriti, the former head of the Iraqi Intelligence Service. The handwritten memo, a copy of which has been obtained exclusively...
  • Hopeful Bush got final word on Saddam before dawn

    12/14/2003 8:14:18 AM PST · by kattracks · 10 replies · 251+ views
    Agence France-Presse | 12/14/03
    Just before dawn, at 5:14 am (1014 GMT), US President George W. Bush got the telephone call he had been hoping for: final word that the bearded man US forces had captured in Tikrit was Saddam Hussein. White House national security adviser Condoleezza Rice delivered the message minutes after hearing the news herself from the US civilian overseer for Iraq, Paul Bremer, Bush spokesman Scott McClellan told reporters. The US president, who had ordered a strike aimed at killing Saddam in the first minutes of the war in Iraq, "believes this is very good news for the Iraqi people. He...
  • Text of President Bush's comments on Saddam capture

    12/14/2003 9:33:25 AM PST · by John Jorsett · 26 replies · 473+ views
    The Command Post ^ | December 14, 2003
    Yesterday, December the 13th, at around 8:30 PM Baghdad time, United States military forces captured Saddam Hussein alive. He was found near a farm house outside the city if Tikrit, in a swift raid, conducted without casualties, and now the former dictator of Iraq will face the justice he denied to millions. The capture of this man was crucial to the rise of a free Iraq. It marks the end of the road for him, and for all who bullied and killed in his name. For the Baathist holdouts largely responsible for the current violence, there will be no return...

    12/14/2003 9:39:28 AM PST · by SJackson · 89 replies · 792+ views
    IMRA ^ | 12-13-03 | Michael Widlanski
    STUNNED ARAB MEDIA REPORT SADDAM'S ARREST, WHILE PALESTINIANS TRY TO AVOID THE NEWS By Michael Widlanski Jerusalem 14 December 2003 1:30 PM Arab language media reacted quickly, though sometimes in a somewhat stunned fashion, to American reports that U.S. forces had captured former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, touching off celebrations in Baghdad. But the broadcast media of the Palestinian National Authority which has been very friendly to Saddam, tried to ignore the news, treating it as a marginal news item attributed to rumors linked to a scheduled American press conference in Iraq "An American military spokesman said there would be...
  • Caption this: Billionaire Tyrant captured posing as homeless man in RatHole

    12/14/2003 10:11:49 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 140 replies · 1,116+ views
    FR/AP ^ | December 14, 2003
    Billionaire Tyrant captured posing as homeless man in RatHole
  • Saddam 'moved from Iraq'

    12/14/2003 9:58:58 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 260 replies · 605+ views
    Australia News ^ | Dec. 14, 2003 | AFP
    SADDAM Hussein was no longer in Iraq, the US television network CBS reported today, citing unidentified military sources. A CBS News correspondent in Saddam's northern Iraq hometown of Tikrit, near where Saddam was captured yesterday, said he had learned from military sources that the former Iraqi president was no longer in the country. US Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez, the top US military commander in Iraq, said in Baghdad that Saddam "is currently under coalition custody and at an undisclosed location".
  • Texans overjoyed with news of Saddam's capture

    12/14/2003 9:55:39 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 14 replies · 341+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | December 14, 2003 | Associated Press Staff
    Texans overjoyed with news of Saddam's capture11:37 AM CST on Sunday, December 14, 2003Associated Press DALLAS - Texans greeted the news of Saddam Hussein's capture with surprise and joy on Sunday, applauding the president and the Texas-based soldiers from Fort Hood that nabbed the elusive former dictator. "I'm not a Republican, you know, but I would applaud George Bush for going out of his way to make sure the country can feel more safe," said Dewayne Bryant, a front-desk clerk at Fairfield Inn in Dallas. Special Forces and some 600 troops from the 4th Infantry Division captured Saddam in a...
  • U.S. commander: Tip led to Saddam capture

    12/14/2003 9:41:58 AM PST · by kattracks · 34 replies · 353+ views
    AP | 12/14/03 | ALEKSANDAR VASOVIC
    TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) — Saddam Hussein was captured based on information from a member of a family "close to him," Maj. Gen. Raymond Odierno said Sunday. Odierno, the commander of the 4th Infantry Division that captured Saddam, said over the last 10 days soldiers have questioned "five to 10 members" of families "close to Saddam." "Finally we got the ultimate information from one of these individuals," he said. About 600 soldiers under his command conducted the raid Saturday night in a farm near the village of Adwar, finding Saddam in a hole covered by Styrofoam and a carpet beside a...
  • Lieberman: Dean Would Have Kept Saddam in Power

    12/14/2003 9:48:20 AM PST · by kattracks · 121 replies · 421+ views ^ | 12/14/03 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    Hours after news broke of Saddam Hussein's capture, Democratic presidential hopeful Joseph Lieberman slammed his party's front-runner Howard Dean as a defacto ally of the Iraqi dictator because of his long term opposition to the war. "If Howard Dean had his way, Saddam Hussein would be in power today, not in prison,” Lieberman told NBC's "Meet the Press." "I always felt he was ticking time bomb,” the Connecticut Democrat explained. While Dean has said in recent days that he was not sure whether Hussein should stand trial for war crimes, Lieberman told "Meet the Press," "This evil man has to...
  • Saddam's capture may aid bin Laden search

    12/14/2003 9:57:27 AM PST · by demlosers · 15 replies · 235+ views
    The Stars and Stripes ^ | Sunday, December 14, 2003 | Paul Haven
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials hailed the capture of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, saying Sunday the arrest might blunt the growing insurgency here. They also speculated Saddam's capture after seven months on the run could make it easier to catch the world's other top fugitive - al-Qaida mastermind Osama bin Laden. "This is obviously good news for the people of Iraq who suffered for so long under Saddam's tyrannical regime and it is a warning to all the other outlaws who are at large like bin Laden, (Taliban chief) Mullah Omar and (renegade warlord) Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, who hopefully sooner...