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AP: Baghdadis Celebrate Saddam's Capture
AP via NY Post ^ | Dec 14, 2003 | DAFNA LINZER

Posted on 12/14/2003 8:49:42 AM PST by jern

Edited on 05/26/2004 5:17:51 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Celebratory gunfire rang out across the Iraqi capital, radios played festive music, drivers honked their horns and passengers on buses and trucks chanted "They got Saddam, they got Saddam," as word of the former dictator's capture spread from car to car and shop to shop on a sun-filled Sunday afternoon.


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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ageofliberty; baghdadis; capture; celebrate; greatnews; gulfwar2; gulfwarii; iraq; iraqaftermath; saddam; saddamcaptured; saddamhussein; tikrit; topplesaddam; viceisclosed

1 posted on 12/14/2003 8:49:42 AM PST by jern
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To: jern
At the Palestine hotel, where foreign journalists and American contract workers are staying, Abil Daoud was sad. "We lost our only hope and now we are stuck with the Americans," said Daoud, who is employed by U.S. troops as a local security guard

WHAT????

2 posted on 12/14/2003 8:57:01 AM PST by doodad
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To: doodad
No kidding. Better cuff that guy as well.
3 posted on 12/14/2003 8:58:13 AM PST by Callahan
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To: jern
"We lost our only hope and now we are stuck with the Americans," said Daoud, who is employed by U.S. troops as a local security guard. Some called Saddam a "coward" for getting caught.

This guy works for US???? Time to review our hiring policies. SHEESH!

4 posted on 12/14/2003 8:58:34 AM PST by tsmith130
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To: doodad
I love how they called the mission "Red Dawn." I have the DVD sitting on top of my TV right now. Think I'll watch it tonight with a smile on my face.
5 posted on 12/14/2003 8:59:52 AM PST by Callahan
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To: Callahan
This may have been answered before, but what's up with the red flags the Iraqi people are waving? (in celebration of Saddam's capture of course) They look like Soviet flags. Kinda freaked me out.


6 posted on 12/14/2003 9:00:16 AM PST by BureaucratusMaximus (if we're not going to act like a constitutional republic...lets be the best empire we can be...)
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To: doodad
Shows what we're up against over there. Every other Iraqi on our payroll is a spy.
7 posted on 12/14/2003 9:00:27 AM PST by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: BureaucratusMaximus
Those are Iraqi commies, banned under Saddam, but well organized now. That is outside their headquarters. Guess there were no other happy people for the media to show. /sarcasm
8 posted on 12/14/2003 9:03:27 AM PST by doodad
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To: Travis McGee
Every other Iraqi on our payroll is a spy.

But probably not all are as incredibly stupid as this one.
9 posted on 12/14/2003 9:06:45 AM PST by Arkinsaw (What LSU game? Huh? No idea what you are talking about.)
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To: jern
News bias? On FNC, during their interviews with various people, have footage of thousands of Iraqi's celebrating in the streets. On CNN and MSNBC, when not showing clips of Saddam and the farm house,have shown a podium in front of a wall. Its disgusting that they won't the reaction of the Iraqi people. I guess they con't want the American people to see the jubilation, in case it might be favorable to Bush.
10 posted on 12/14/2003 9:08:53 AM PST by Go Gordon (The older I get, the better I used to be.)
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To: doodad
Praise God and Prayers for the Iraqi people!!! Short trial, tall tree and short rope!

Pray for W and Our Troops

11 posted on 12/14/2003 9:09:06 AM PST by bray (The Wicked Witch of NY is Going Down in Flames!)
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To: jern
We lost our only hope and now we are stuck with the Americans," said Daoud, who is employed by U.S. troops as a local security guard.

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Whoops. Time for someone to get a pink slip. Perhaps a little incarceration might be in order.

12 posted on 12/14/2003 9:11:32 AM PST by doug from upland (Hillary would get 100% of the Islamist Terrorist vote)
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To: Arkinsaw
Good point. And spy paymaster #1 is now gone.
13 posted on 12/14/2003 9:11:33 AM PST by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: BureaucratusMaximus
I see that someone already responded to tell you that those were the flags of the Iraqi Communist Party.

But, I'm not sure that they are really very good at the communist thing. They were marching for democracy the other day at the pro-democracy rally.
14 posted on 12/14/2003 9:23:49 AM PST by B-Bear (If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under)
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To: jern
"We lost our only hope and now we are stuck with the Americans," said Daoud, who is employed by U.S. troops as a local security guard. Who the heck vetted this guy?!

When I read things like this I have to wonder what the heck is going on...

15 posted on 12/14/2003 9:39:31 AM PST by CaptRon
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To: jern
Not only Baghdadis but Baghmommys, too.
16 posted on 12/14/2003 9:46:37 AM PST by Consort
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To: Go Gordon
NBC just showed Iraqi's clapping and firing pistols into the air, but claimed that they were a pro Sadddam group!!....apparently with a strange way of celebrating the decapitation of the head guy.
17 posted on 12/14/2003 10:07:27 AM PST by chiller (could be wrong, but doubt it)
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To: tsmith130
someone should do a search on the name "daoud"...If I remember correctly, he's been quoted by reporters in the past...

John Burns of the NYTimes pointed out a lot of reporters stay in their hotels and have rehired the same people who watched/helped them under the saddam regieme...
18 posted on 12/14/2003 11:21:58 AM PST by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: doodad; BureaucratusMaximus
"Those are Iraqi commies, banned under Saddam, but well organized now. That is outside their headquarters. Guess there were no other happy people for the media to show. /sarcasm"

Agreed, but you think FOX would at least have made a comment, since they were showing them OVER AND OVER AND OVER...
19 posted on 12/14/2003 12:00:35 PM PST by Yehuda (http://www.JewPoint.blogspot.com)
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To: jern
"We lost our only hope and now we are stuck with the Americans," said Daoud, who is employed by U.S. troops as a local security guard. Some called Saddam a "coward" for getting caught. Others were glad he didn't die a martyr.

Why the he!! is this guy in our employ??? As a security guard??!! They can't find any anti-Saddam Iraqis to hire?

20 posted on 12/14/2003 12:42:54 PM PST by little jeremiah
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To: jern

21 posted on 12/14/2003 1:46:07 PM PST by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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