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U.S. forces capture Saddam Hussein at remote farmhouse near Tikrit, Iraq [DoD]
DoD ^ | Dec. 14, 2003

Posted on 12/14/2003 6:43:44 AM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl

SADDAM CAPTURED
Troops from the 4th Infantry Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team captured former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein without incident Dec. 13. Saddam was found hiding in a storehouse at a remote farmhouse near Tikrit, Iraq.

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U.S. forces capture Saddam Hussein at remote farmhouse near Tikrit, Iraq

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2003 -- “We got him.” U.S. Ambassador L. Paul Bremer II announced in Baghdad, Iraq, at about 7 a.m. this morning. “Saddam Hussein was captured Saturday, Dec. 13, at about 8:30 p.m. local time, in a cellar in the town of Adwar, which is about 15 kilometers south of Tikrit.”

“This is a great day in Iraq’s history,’ Bremer said to the Iraqi people. “For decades, hundreds of thousands of you suffered at the hands of this cruel man. For decades Saddam Hussein divided you citizens against each other. For decades he threatened and attacked your neighbors. Those days are over forever.

“Now it is time to look to the future – to your future of hope, to a future of reconciliation. Iraq’s future, your future, has never been more full of hope.

"The tyrant is a prisoner. The economy is moving forward. You have before the prospect of a sovereign government in a few months.

“With the arrest of Saddam Hussein, there is a new opportunity for the members of the former regime, whether military or civilian to end their bitter opposition. Let them now come forward in a spirit of reconciliation and hope, lay down their arms and join you, their fellow citizens, in the task of building the new Iraq.

“Now is the time for all Iraqis, Arabs and Kurds, Sunnis and Shia, Christian and Turkimen, to build a prosperous, democratic Iraq at peace with itself and with its neighbors.”

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1 posted on 12/14/2003 6:43:45 AM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Good work by our guys!
2 posted on 12/14/2003 6:46:01 AM PST by RJCogburn ("Everything happens to me. Now I'm shot by a child."...Tom Chaney after being shot by Mattie Ross)
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To: TexKat; Debi; Coop; SandRat; VOA; MJY1288; Calpernia; Grampa Dave; anniegetyourgun; ...
Official DoD report.

Unofficial FR celebration thread: SADDAM HUSSEIN CAPTURED

Diogenesis's amazingly speedy GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 12/14/03- Saddam Captured,Tikrit,memo ^

Hoo ah, continued!

3 posted on 12/14/2003 6:47:10 AM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl ( "Our military is full of the finest people on the face of the earth." ~ Pres. Bush, Baghdad)
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4 posted on 12/14/2003 6:47:32 AM PST by MJY1288 (The Democrats Have Reached Rock Bottom and The Digging Continues)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
I am going to keep repeating myself in every thread. FLATTEN Tikrit!!
5 posted on 12/14/2003 6:48:23 AM PST by doodad
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To: MJY1288
This picture should be shown around the world.
6 posted on 12/14/2003 6:48:34 AM PST by itsinthebag
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Unfortunately, he's still alive. He will lie, lie, lie about WMD and all his atrocities. It will be his revenge!!
7 posted on 12/14/2003 6:49:00 AM PST by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
An early Christmas present for us all.
8 posted on 12/14/2003 6:49:47 AM PST by NonValueAdded ("Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists." GWB 9/20/01)
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To: Sacajaweau
YES, WE GOT HIM!!!!!!!!!! FINALLY WE GOT HIM!!!! BIN LADEN, YOU'RE NEXT!!!!!!!!!
9 posted on 12/14/2003 6:50:38 AM PST by pctech
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To: doodad
I heard Tikrit isn't celebrating and no one was on the street.I think they may be concerned!Tick,Tick,Tick
10 posted on 12/14/2003 6:50:47 AM PST by MEG33
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To: MJY1288
Good picture! Some (most) Iraqis know this is their one chance to become the great people that they are capable of being!!
11 posted on 12/14/2003 6:50:57 AM PST by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: Sacajaweau
Just which Democrat are you talking about?
12 posted on 12/14/2003 6:50:58 AM PST by JusPasenThru (A man's happiness lies in his ability to develop a taste for grey hair and wrinkles.)
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To: Sacajaweau
I wonder if the use of sodium penethol is allowed by our military. Personally, I'd prefer Lt. Col. Allen West handle the interrogation - I like the way that man handles things.
13 posted on 12/14/2003 6:51:09 AM PST by Quilla
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To: Quilla
Actually that is allowed. They used it on Khalid Sheik Mohammed.
14 posted on 12/14/2003 6:53:27 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (A tiger is a tiger. Some things you can't change no matter how hard you try.)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
CNN is already spouting the "it's no big deal because Saddam has already been deposed and his capture is of little relevance".

They are totally shameless.
15 posted on 12/14/2003 6:54:34 AM PST by HEY4QDEMS
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
It's a great day for the WORLD, RC.

God bless our beloved soldiers and thank you President Bush for such steadfastness in the face of such opposition.
16 posted on 12/14/2003 6:54:39 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Quilla
Russert just repeated Gore's statement about his anti-war stance which means giving Saddam a free ride. There's some broad on now saying it's no big deal in the war on terrorism. This broad has gridlock.....in her brain!!
17 posted on 12/14/2003 6:56:04 AM PST by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
GREAT NEWS!

In a related story, Howard Dean has been placed under a suicide watch.

18 posted on 12/14/2003 7:00:21 AM PST by Boss_Jim_Gettys (Howard Dean for Ambassador to the Soviet Union!)
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To: JusPasenThru
Sad but true.

(Just like your tag ine!)

19 posted on 12/14/2003 7:01:16 AM PST by BenLurkin (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: Sacajaweau
This media is amusing. They have switched from the positive of the capture of Saddam to the negative of not capturing Usama .

Hillary put booze in her coffee this morning.

20 posted on 12/14/2003 7:02:04 AM PST by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
A happy day for our troops and for the Iraqis!!!

I'm going to bed now before I fall outta my chair...LOL!... and will sleep with a HUGE smile on my face. I've been celebrating for the past five hours. WOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!
21 posted on 12/14/2003 7:05:10 AM PST by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: pctech
Judgement day cometh...and right quick!
22 posted on 12/14/2003 7:08:57 AM PST by F. dAnconia (We say: "It is, therefore, I want it. They say: "I want it, therefore it is")
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
YEE-HAW!!!!!!

This is a Great Hanukkah Present!

I hope the ChristmasPresent is Osama B.L.!

23 posted on 12/14/2003 7:11:13 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: F. dAnconia
Wooo hoooo!
24 posted on 12/14/2003 7:11:47 AM PST by MonroeDNA (Soros gave up on the job-loss FR takeover, so now they are spamming it with vanities.)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Incredible! Fantastic news!

Thank God, thanks to our troops!
25 posted on 12/14/2003 7:13:27 AM PST by ladyinred (If all the world's a stage, I want to operate the trap door!)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl



Awesome. Absolutely fabulous.


26 posted on 12/14/2003 7:14:06 AM PST by Sabertooth (Credit where it's due: saveourlicense.com prevented SB60, and the Illegal Alien CDLs... for now.)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Jubilation in Baghdad -- gnashing of teeth at the DNC.
27 posted on 12/14/2003 7:14:16 AM PST by IronJack
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Wow?@!

Is this the real deal this time?

1st ive seen of it.

FANTASTIC!

Off to study it.

28 posted on 12/14/2003 7:14:24 AM PST by No Blue States
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
OK< i dont want to pee on the parade, but I wish someone better had made the announcement (like Rumsfeld) "We Got Him" is just not dignified enough for the U.S. of A.

He should have simply stated "U.S. Forces have captures Saddam Hussein"... He also diminished the presidents visit to the troops in Iraq by being too flippant too...

OK BACK TO THE MERRIMENT _ YEEEEEEEEE HAH!!!!!

30 posted on 12/14/2003 7:18:29 AM PST by Mr. K
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Apparently those at DU are not impressed by the capture of Saddam. Wasn't it the dims such as Daschle who kept pointing to the fact that Saddam wasn't captured as the measuring stick of success in Iraq? Hypocrites.
31 posted on 12/14/2003 7:20:07 AM PST by highlander_UW
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Hooray for our troops!

Now what will the dims say?

LOL!
32 posted on 12/14/2003 7:21:41 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl; *bang_list; SLB; Jeff Head; Travis McGee; harpseal; Matthew James; chookter; ...
The hard work, blood , sweat and sadly the lives of Americas troops has made the world a little bit safer once again. Congratulations to every man woman and child who supported the military effort on the surface and the civilian efforts behind the scenes.

Now I'd like to suggest doom on anyone who works to save this POS from the firing squad or hangmans noose.

Well done folks........now lets get UBL !

Stay Safe !

33 posted on 12/14/2003 7:28:55 AM PST by Squantos (Support Mental Health !........or........ I'LL KILL YOU !!!!)
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GOD is GOOD

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34 posted on 12/14/2003 7:30:46 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
way to go guys. I am so proud of our Military and our President
35 posted on 12/14/2003 7:32:20 AM PST by jern
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Don't miss this thread!

Terrorist Behind September 11 Strike was Trained by Saddam

36 posted on 12/14/2003 7:37:29 AM PST by TigersEye ("Where there is life there is hope!" - Terri Schiavo)
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To: jern
Our Military is awesome and our Commander in Chief must be very proud of them.

He's really like a father to them. I'm always touched by his strength and goodness and genuine love of our troops, America and each of us.

37 posted on 12/14/2003 7:37:58 AM PST by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
It's a sad day for liberals and America-haters worldwide. The dems are running out of ammo to launch at the president. Early in the year it was the economy and the stock market. That is now off the table. Then it was the capture of saddam hussein and/or bin laden. Expect the dems to beat the 'bin laden drum' over the next few months. I wonder if hitlery still thinks we need the u.n. to get the job done. Unfortunately, I fear that as the weeks go on, saddam will start to become a 'victim' in the eyes of the left. I guess we'll see. Great job by our troops. They are truly the best in the world.
38 posted on 12/14/2003 7:38:23 AM PST by American Infidel (Death penalty not a deterrent? What is the recidivism rate among criminals who receive it?)
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39 posted on 12/14/2003 7:39:52 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Hillary is a TRAITOR !!: http://Richard.Meek.home.comcast.net/HitlerTraitor6.JPG)
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Some VERRRRRRRRRY dumb broad with Russert just said that a plea bargain by Saddam might happen. Wonder what planet she's from??
40 posted on 12/14/2003 7:39:57 AM PST by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Now to make sure he is tried ONLY BY IRAQIS.

The ICC or any other "international tribunal" can take a hike.
41 posted on 12/14/2003 7:45:05 AM PST by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who are truly evil.)
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To: Squantos
Yes they have Squantos and amen to your last.

It's clear from the pictures that our forces rode that ole boy real hard and have now put him away wet.

Now, after a real thorough interrogation/debrief and a quick trial, there needs to be a public hanging.

42 posted on 12/14/2003 7:45:23 AM PST by Jeff Head
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
NPR is in mourning, wish I could tape it.
43 posted on 12/14/2003 7:46:47 AM PST by Textide
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To: Carry_Okie
The ICC or any other "international tribunal" can take a hike.

Absolutely! Spot on and amen!

44 posted on 12/14/2003 7:48:35 AM PST by Jeff Head
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Thank you for posting this.

May we all take the time to thank God for listening to our prayers and thank our troops for their diligence and tenacity.

May God continue to bless our President, his military advisors and our wonderful troops. We are truly blessed by this event.
45 posted on 12/14/2003 7:48:39 AM PST by dansangel (*PROUD to be a knuckle-dragging, toothless, inbred, right-wing, Southern, gun-toting Neanderthal *)
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I want to find a picture of him all dirty and with that beard for my den wall. Been trying to get him since 8-90........13 years (lucky) later. It's done !

Stay Safe Jeff !

46 posted on 12/14/2003 7:48:51 AM PST by Squantos (Support Mental Health !........or........ I'LL KILL YOU !!!!)
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To: Squantos

They got me Roy...
47 posted on 12/14/2003 7:50:03 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: highlander_UW
It didn't take long. This morning, former national security advisor under slick willie, Sandy Berger (one of those involved with the turning down of bin laden in the late 90's) said in an interview with Dan Rather that the capture of saddam was not the "magic bullet" in the war and that it does not mean that the attacks on our troops will stop. These people (dems) will do anything to put a negative spin on this effort. They are contributing to their own obsolescence.
48 posted on 12/14/2003 7:51:55 AM PST by American Infidel (Death penalty not a deterrent? What is the recidivism rate among criminals who receive it?)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Excellent work by our troops in Iraq. Next up -- bin Laden.
49 posted on 12/14/2003 7:53:07 AM PST by randog (Everything works great 'til the current flows.)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Saddam found hiding in a hole in his home town? With the resources to go anywhere in the world and change his face via surgury?

50 posted on 12/14/2003 7:55:53 AM PST by William Terrell (Individuals can exist without government but government can't exist without individuals.)
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