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The American Thinker ^ | Dec. 13, 2004 | John B. Dwyer

Posted on 12/13/2004 8:41:42 PM PST by Kitten Festival

Dedicated to the Soldiers of Task Force 1-22nd Infantry whose skill, perseverance and bravery ensured Saddam's capture

In the end, at the culmination of months of dangerous missions and painstaking intelligence work, he was pulled out of his hidey-hole in a farmyard near Ad Dawr on the east side of the Tigris River south of Tikrit.

Looking more like a homeless guy than a recent and ruthless dictator, Saddam Hussein had finally been captured.

“A dark and painful period is over,” said President George W. Bush.

Coalition Provisional Authority chief, L. Paul Bremer announced at the subsequent press conference: “We got him. The tyrant is a prisoner.”

Iraqi Governing Council president Adnan Pachachi observed: “Acts of violence will continue for the immediate future, but in the long run, his capture would bring stability to Iraq.”

It was indeed the watershed event of the post-Operation Iraqi Freedom period. But with all that has occurred since in that liberated country, it is difficult to realize that it was only a year ago, December 13.

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TOPICS: Government; History; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: army; capture; infantry; iraq; military; oneyearagotoday; saddam; soldiers; spiderhole; troops; tyrant
Remembering the capture of Saddam and its significance. An AWESOME essay - READ ALL OF IT! You won't regret it.
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