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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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1 posted on 12/14/2003 3:19:28 AM PST by bonesmccoy
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To: bonesmccoy
We'll make this the conference's live thread then.
2 posted on 12/14/2003 3:20:39 AM PST by Lead Moderator
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To: bonesmccoy
FNC now reporting that raid was initiated based on local intel. Task Force 21, involving Spec Forces and US Intel Officers, followed up on lead in Tikrit. Hussein was found in a basement. He did not put any significant resistance. Soldiers entered the building, no exchange of fire, they captured him.

They then confirmed by various markings on his body and matched scars on Saddam Hussein.
3 posted on 12/14/2003 3:20:51 AM PST by bonesmccoy (Defeat the terrorists... Vaccinate!)
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To: Lead Moderator
FNC reports that testing was going on to insure that this is Saddam. Reuters now reporting that DNA tests completed.
4 posted on 12/14/2003 3:21:39 AM PST by bonesmccoy (Defeat the terrorists... Vaccinate!)
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To: bonesmccoy; Howlin
howlin, can you ping the Live thread list please...
5 posted on 12/14/2003 3:22:06 AM PST by RobFromGa (Bring Us Your Talented Individuals, Your Visionaries Yearning to Be Free. Keep the Huddled Masses)
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To: Lead Moderator
CNN now reports news conference from Baghdad at 7 AM.

(Bremer?)
6 posted on 12/14/2003 3:22:23 AM PST by bonesmccoy (Defeat the terrorists... Vaccinate!)
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To: bonesmccoy
John Kerry: "Oh F***"
7 posted on 12/14/2003 3:22:41 AM PST by Partisan Hack
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To: RobFromGa
CNN now showing pictures from Baghdad of Iraqis shooting rifles in the air in celebration.

(Anybody seen Hillary? BAH HAH HAHAH HA)
8 posted on 12/14/2003 3:24:17 AM PST by bonesmccoy (Defeat the terrorists... Vaccinate!)
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To: bonesmccoy
Jim Angle reporting he was captured with several millions of US dollars in the basement with him.

Woo hoo!

9 posted on 12/14/2003 3:24:24 AM PST by William McKinley (Avoiding that nasty Gestapo that RJ warned me about)
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To: Partisan Hack
First Tests Show Captured Man Is Saddam
5 minutes ago

By JOHN SOLOMON, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - U.S. military captured a man in the basement of a building in Tikrit, Iraq (news - web sites), during raids seeking Saddam Hussein (news - web sites), and initial efforts to verify his identity indicate he is the deposed Iraqi dictator, U.S. officials said Sunday.

10 posted on 12/14/2003 3:24:30 AM PST by bonesmccoy (Defeat the terrorists... Vaccinate!)
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To: bonesmccoy
Tony Blair just confirmed Saddam's capture.

also, they are checking his scars for confirmation.

He was captured in a cellar. No shots fired. He put up no resistance.
11 posted on 12/14/2003 3:24:35 AM PST by kitkat
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To: bonesmccoy
I wonder if this thread from yesterday had anything to do with the basement raid?

4TH ID SOLDIERS CAPTURE FEDAYEEN AND CONFISCATE LARGE WEAPONS CACHE

TIKRIT, Iraq – In an early morning raid in Tikrit on Dec. 11, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment soldiers captured four Fedayeen members and confiscated a significant amount of weapons and ammunition that were hidden throughout the house including under the mattresses of sleeping children and buried in the garden.

12 posted on 12/14/2003 3:25:06 AM PST by RobFromGa (Bring Us Your Talented Individuals, Your Visionaries Yearning to Be Free. Keep the Huddled Masses)
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To: bonesmccoy
FOX NEWS: Saddam found in basement, with a grey beard, with 10s to 100s of millions of U.S. dollars!!!
13 posted on 12/14/2003 3:25:08 AM PST by Taco Consumer
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To: bonesmccoy
Howard Dean, Al Gore, and Hillary Clinton on suicide watch
14 posted on 12/14/2003 3:25:52 AM PST by thoughtomator (The U.N. is a terrorist organization)
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To: William McKinley
Ricardo Sanchez will be speaking (CNN report)
15 posted on 12/14/2003 3:25:52 AM PST by bonesmccoy (Defeat the terrorists... Vaccinate!)
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To: RobFromGa
G.D.!

I'm totally awake now... I was asleep and had the TV on... I thought I was dreaming.

Then, I started to wake up and realize that it's for real!

I've never been so proud of our great Armed Forces!

God bless them!
16 posted on 12/14/2003 3:27:02 AM PST by bonesmccoy (Defeat the terrorists... Vaccinate!)
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To: bonesmccoy
The Sunday morning talk shows should be revealing. Bet we see scheduled Rats take a powder rather than eat crow.
17 posted on 12/14/2003 3:28:10 AM PST by witnesstothefall
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To: Taco Consumer
Breaking News on MSNBC line speaking with David Gregory.

POTUS is at Camp David. Gregory is trying to find out if the POTUS will be making a statement.

Nat'l security team is coming together to assess situation now.

NBC with live video from Coalition Provisional Authority HQ in Baghdad.
18 posted on 12/14/2003 3:28:31 AM PST by bonesmccoy (Defeat the terrorists... Vaccinate!)
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To: bonesmccoy
I am waiting. I haven't slept since 3 in the morning. But I wait for that. Iraq is finally free. God bless 4th ID and all the soldiers. There you go US!
19 posted on 12/14/2003 3:29:12 AM PST by matrix2225
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To: bonesmccoy
Jim Anlge on FoxNews said Bush is planning to go to church as usual...
20 posted on 12/14/2003 3:29:39 AM PST by Keith in Iowa
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To: witnesstothefall
Dan Rather now on the air... "What we know and all we know at this hour...excellent news ... all indications are, including PM Tony Blair, Saddam Hussein has been captured."

21 posted on 12/14/2003 3:29:57 AM PST by bonesmccoy (Defeat the terrorists... Vaccinate!)
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To: bonesmccoy
I suspect that President Bush will let the people on the ground in Iraq give us the good news themselves. He'll make a statement later.
22 posted on 12/14/2003 3:30:23 AM PST by RobFromGa (Bring Us Your Talented Individuals, Your Visionaries Yearning to Be Free. Keep the Huddled Masses)
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To: bonesmccoy
Yippie-KI-Yo

7.62MM

23 posted on 12/14/2003 3:30:41 AM PST by DeaconRed
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To: Keith in Iowa
Yeah, I'm gonna go to church too... but I'm in the PST... you guys in the EST are going to be calling it closer for morning services.
24 posted on 12/14/2003 3:30:55 AM PST by bonesmccoy (Defeat the terrorists... Vaccinate!)
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To: bonesmccoy
Thanks for starting the thread! What great news to wake up to!
25 posted on 12/14/2003 3:31:01 AM PST by Miss Marple
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To: bonesmccoy
Howard Dean: "What did Bush know and when did he know it?"

Wesley Clark: "I coulda' done that months ago!"

John F@#%#g Kerry: "OH sh!t! Pass the ketchup."

26 posted on 12/14/2003 3:31:12 AM PST by metesky (Kids, don't let this happen to you!)
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To: witnesstothefall
They may have already recorded the programs. I don't think they're live.

But, they'll need to scrap the pre-recorded programs now.

Ba ha ha ha
27 posted on 12/14/2003 3:31:31 AM PST by bonesmccoy (Defeat the terrorists... Vaccinate!)
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To: kitkat
...checking his scars for confirmation.

&&&&&&&&&&

I hope they have gone beyond that to DNA matching. He may well have given his doubles his scars, given the plastic surgery he ordered on them.

Praise God for this great news. God watch over and protect our troops.
28 posted on 12/14/2003 3:32:02 AM PST by Bigg Red (Never again trust Democrats with national security!)
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To: bonesmccoy
Who was scheduled on the morning shows, do you know?
29 posted on 12/14/2003 3:32:29 AM PST by Miss Marple
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To: bonesmccoy

A soldier with the U.S. Army's 4th Infantry Division (Task Force Ironhorse) uses an arabian scarf to tie the feet of a suspected Fedayeen soldier arrested during a shootout with U.S. soldiers in Tikrit, north of Baghdad, early Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003. One suspected Fedayeen was killed and another arrested in the shootout in Saddam Hussein's volatile hometown.

A hooded and handcuffed Iraqi suspect is guarded by a US soldier from 1-22 Battalion of the 4th Infantry Division after a confrontation in a street 500m from Saddam's 'Birthday Palace', in Tikrit. The raid netted Saddam Hussein according to reports on Sunday.(AFP/Mauricio Lima)


30 posted on 12/14/2003 3:32:35 AM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: bonesmccoy
Great news to wake up to!
31 posted on 12/14/2003 3:32:45 AM PST by Yeti
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To: Miss Marple
You bet. It's a historic day.

I was riveted to a great program on History Channel about the end of WW2 called "The Last Mission".

I was dreaming partly about when would Saddam be caught and the end to the war in Iraq.

Then, I changed channels to find out that the 4th ID had taken care of the problem.

The whole nation is saying "HOO RAH!" with the guys in the field now.
32 posted on 12/14/2003 3:33:20 AM PST by bonesmccoy (Defeat the terrorists... Vaccinate!)
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To: bonesmccoy


Celebrations beginning; man firing shots into air.

FoxNews reporting that Reuters is reporting DNA test confirmed.
33 posted on 12/14/2003 3:33:30 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Bigg Red
I hope they have gone beyond that to DNA matching

Fox News reporting the DNA matching confirms it's Saddam.

34 posted on 12/14/2003 3:34:12 AM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: Yeti
CNN reporter broadcasting live from Iraq saying that soldiers didn't want to take the optional leave from Baghdad because she was worried that if she took the two week leave, she might not want to go back to Iraq.

CNN crawl line: "Chalabi: Recieved confirmation of capture from Coalition forces"
35 posted on 12/14/2003 3:34:37 AM PST by bonesmccoy (Defeat the terrorists... Vaccinate!)
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To: bonesmccoy
OK, so Saddam Hussein is captured.

Troops in Iraq must watch for retaliatory acts against coalition forces or this will turn into increased loss of coaliton lives.

36 posted on 12/14/2003 3:34:37 AM PST by JockoManning (He was wearing a FAKE beard when captured)
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To: bonesmccoy
Still nothing on Drudge. He's slipping. Or Sleeping.
37 posted on 12/14/2003 3:34:47 AM PST by Yeti
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To: TomGuy
:))) Turns out he is just a man after all. Praise God!!
Dear Dems: The rumors of our demise were premature. --Indie
38 posted on 12/14/2003 3:34:55 AM PST by Indie (Have you bought more ammo today??)
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To: metesky
John F@#%#g Kerry: "OH sh!t! Pass the ketchup."

Didn't you mean "F'in' ketchup?" :-)
39 posted on 12/14/2003 3:35:24 AM PST by Analyzing Inconsistencies
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To: bonesmccoy
I'm waiting to hear some reaction from any of the 9 DemonRat-president wannabees...

Unofficially, I understand Kerry's first reaction was "F*&k! Ia m so f*&ked!" :0
40 posted on 12/14/2003 3:36:03 AM PST by Keith in Iowa
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CNN reporting that Saddam was wearing a fake beard.

CBS Rather was reporting that Saddam grew the beard.

Minor point...but a difference.
41 posted on 12/14/2003 3:36:29 AM PST by bonesmccoy (Defeat the terrorists... Vaccinate!)
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To: Keith in Iowa
Press conference in 23 minutes... countdown continues.
42 posted on 12/14/2003 3:37:09 AM PST by bonesmccoy (Defeat the terrorists... Vaccinate!)
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To: bonesmccoy
Not sure if this is the group of Coalition Heroes who
made the capture, but they look good anyway [smile]


43 posted on 12/14/2003 3:37:38 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: bonesmccoy; All
Fox News Channel just said the Iraqi Governing Council just confirmed that it IS INDEED SADDAM HUSSEIN! WHOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!!
44 posted on 12/14/2003 3:37:43 AM PST by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: kitkat

Damn!!

There goes our CONTRACTS!


45 posted on 12/14/2003 3:38:16 AM PST by Happy2BMe (2004 - Who WILL the TERRORISTS vote for? - - Not George W. Bush, THAT'S for sure!)
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To: bonesmccoy
Chris Wallace on Fox News Channel...
Fox N' Friends notes that Wallace joined FNC and now Hussein got captured.

FNC with video from press conference room, "Very important announcement".
47 posted on 12/14/2003 3:38:47 AM PST by bonesmccoy (Defeat the terrorists... Vaccinate!)
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FOX: "Howard Dean's campaign has been banked on being against the war in Iraq."
Time to support the country and not your campaigns fools. That egg sure looks good on your face Hitlery and Dean.
48 posted on 12/14/2003 3:39:32 AM PST by Indie (Have you bought more ammo today??)
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THE JUST SHOWED SOME LARGE PHOTOS THAT WERE COVERED UP AT THE PRESS CONF...
49 posted on 12/14/2003 3:40:09 AM PST by stlnative
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Wait! This can't be true! Nothing on Drudge yet!

Hehehehehe...

50 posted on 12/14/2003 3:40:39 AM PST by Keith in Iowa
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