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Clinton welcomes capture of Saddam
Associated Press | December 14, 2003

Posted on 12/14/2003 10:57:18 AM PST by HAL9000

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 work of our intelligence officers," Clinton said. "I know President Bush is very proud of our troops today. I congratulate him and them."

Clinton, who ordered bombing and missile strikes against Iraqi targets in the 1990s, said he hoped the seizure would help bring more stability to the country.

"I hope his capture will speed Iraq's transformation to a secure and self-governing nation and increase international support for and involvement in meeting the big challenges ahead," he said.



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1 posted on 12/14/2003 10:57:19 AM PST by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000
International support.....THIS!
2 posted on 12/14/2003 10:58:54 AM PST by OldFriend ( BLESS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: HAL9000
Who is that imposter, and what has he done with the real Bubba?
3 posted on 12/14/2003 10:59:46 AM PST by Paul Atreides (Is it really so difficult to post the entire article?)
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To: HAL9000
SHUT THE FU*K UP BILL !
4 posted on 12/14/2003 11:00:22 AM PST by Newbomb Turk
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To: HAL9000
"I am glad he was captured alive so he can be brought before the bar of justice," Clinton said Sunday in a statement.

President Bush still has a lot of work ahead of him to clean up your mess, Schmucko.

5 posted on 12/14/2003 11:00:22 AM PST by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000
And what was it that your seditious wife was saying to our troops Bill?
6 posted on 12/14/2003 11:01:02 AM PST by jetson
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To: HAL9000
"Clinton also congratulated his successor in the White House."

Meanwhile he's thinking 'it could have been me being the hero - if only I would have had the guts!!'

7 posted on 12/14/2003 11:02:14 AM PST by LADY J
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To: HAL9000
Well, at least there will be none of the "we were so close to getting Saddam" drivel from WJC, like he has maintained with bin Laden.

This must just drive WJC nuts...

8 posted on 12/14/2003 11:02:15 AM PST by Fury
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To: HAL9000
When do we get to try Clinton?
9 posted on 12/14/2003 11:02:15 AM PST by Joe 6-pack
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To: jetson
Wasn't she practically telling the troops that we were gonna lose?
10 posted on 12/14/2003 11:02:21 AM PST by Paul Atreides (Is it really so difficult to post the entire article?)
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To: Newbomb Turk
Turk, I agree with you. SHUT THE HELL UP, CLINTON!
11 posted on 12/14/2003 11:02:37 AM PST by raptor29
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To: HAL9000
"I am glad he was captured alive so he can be brought before the bar of justice,"

Said Ted Kennedy - "Where's that bar? Have I been drunk there?"

12 posted on 12/14/2003 11:02:49 AM PST by Enterprise
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To: HAL9000
This AP story can be found at the San Francisco Chronicle website (SFGate.com):

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2003/12/14/national1343EST0572.DTL&type=printable
13 posted on 12/14/2003 11:03:30 AM PST by rightcoast
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To: Newbomb Turk
FUBC
14 posted on 12/14/2003 11:03:43 AM PST by MichaelDammit (unless its GOOD beer, it aint worth having....)
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To: jetson
I just love it when HE issues a statement prior to Hippo issuing one. "Revenge" I tell you.
15 posted on 12/14/2003 11:03:48 AM PST by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: HAL9000
Now we will hear from Hillary...how nothing is certain...except her EVIL!!!!
16 posted on 12/14/2003 11:04:03 AM PST by international american
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To: HAL9000
"I know President Bush is very proud of our troops today. I congratulate him and them."

And what does the Jr. sinator from NY say?
17 posted on 12/14/2003 11:04:04 AM PST by SwinneySwitch (Freedom isn't Free - Support those who ensure it!)
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To: HAL9000
Former President Clinton praised the capture of Saddam Hussein and said the ousted Iraqi president finally will answer "for decades of tyranny and murder."

2 words- Cell mate.
18 posted on 12/14/2003 11:04:47 AM PST by FreedomGuru
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To: HAL9000
the thought of Clinton soluting our troops makes me ill

What the hell did he do?! that bastard
19 posted on 12/14/2003 11:04:57 AM PST by hapy
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To: raptor29
Clinton, who ordered bombing and missile strikes against Iraqi targets in the 1990s, said he hoped the seizure would help bring more stability to the country.

Good ol' Associated Press: I guess empty tents are on the same level as capturing Saddam.

20 posted on 12/14/2003 11:05:29 AM PST by Paul Atreides (Is it really so difficult to post the entire article?)
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To: HAL9000
Clinton welcomes capture of Saddam,/i>

Who cares?

21 posted on 12/14/2003 11:06:14 AM PST by MindBender26 (For more news as it happens, stay tuned to your local FReeper Network station)
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To: raptor29
I agree too. But the praise is designed to blunt Dean's campaign and Gore's endorsement of Dean. Clinton isn't happy about this capture AT ALL!
22 posted on 12/14/2003 11:06:24 AM PST by Enterprise
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To: HAL9000
Clinton welcomes capture of Saddam,

Who cares?

23 posted on 12/14/2003 11:06:32 AM PST by MindBender26 (For more news as it happens, stay tuned to your local FReeper Network station)
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To: HAL9000
Bill STFU and stop trying to horn in on the credit that goes to BUSH !!
24 posted on 12/14/2003 11:06:36 AM PST by Centurion2000 (Resolve to perform what you ought, perform without fail what you resolve.)
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To: HAL9000
Wait till Saddamn starts spilling his guts...Then let's see how happy Bubba is....
25 posted on 12/14/2003 11:07:31 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: HAL9000
Neither Clinton nor the NY Giants can ruin my day today.
26 posted on 12/14/2003 11:07:59 AM PST by P.O.E.
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To: HAL9000
Hot news flash:

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean had invited Saddam to come to the US and run as Vice-President on the Democratic ticket!!!
27 posted on 12/14/2003 11:11:02 AM PST by quadrant
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To: Newbomb Turk
SHUT THE FU*K UP BILL ! - Agreed!
28 posted on 12/14/2003 11:11:07 AM PST by Free_at_last_-2001 (is clinton in jail yet?)
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To: Joe 6-pack
When do we get to try Clinton?

When we capture Bill, my bet is we'll find him in a "hole" as well.

29 posted on 12/14/2003 11:11:51 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: HAL9000; Bitwhacker
Oh Happy, happy, joy, joy.

Now I can sleep tonite knowing this.
30 posted on 12/14/2003 11:12:42 AM PST by Neets (New Howard Dean campaign slogan: "I was endorsed by a Loser and all I got was this lousy T-Shirt")
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To: Enterprise
LOL! Good one!
31 posted on 12/14/2003 11:14:15 AM PST by SoKatt
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To: HAL9000
"I am glad he was captured alive so he can be brought before the bar of justice," Clinton said Sunday in a statement.

.....and lie like a dog just like me.

32 posted on 12/14/2003 11:14:38 AM PST by Feckless
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To: HAL9000
Another psychotic egomaniac speaks.

Saddam's defense will be, "Why should I suffer for these or any other crimes. William Jefferson Blythe Clinton didn't."
33 posted on 12/14/2003 11:14:50 AM PST by PokeyJoe (All I want for Christmas is a Bellanca Decatholon 250)
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To: HAL9000
I'm on pins and needles waiting to hear what Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, and George H. Bush have to say. Or don't they count?
34 posted on 12/14/2003 11:15:45 AM PST by CaptainK
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To: Paul Atreides
Wasn't she practically telling the troops that we were gonna lose?

How the two Klinton traitors are still walking around free is a question that should be put to the american people daily by the news media.

35 posted on 12/14/2003 11:16:27 AM PST by jetson
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To: HAL9000
I tried to care what Shi$head Clinton "thinks". I really did.

Failed miserably, though.

36 posted on 12/14/2003 11:16:37 AM PST by Hank Rearden (Dick Gephardt. Before he dicks you.)
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To: HAL9000
Well!! If Monica's boyfriend is happy, that ALMOST makes it unanimous.

Frankly, the saddest person about the capture that I have personally seen on TV is Judy Woodruff. I've seen happier faces than hers at a wake.

The next most morbid face was Aaron Brown - but then again he never looks happy unless the Dow drops or Dubya's poll numbers decline.

My thinking is that Kool-Aid and cyanide sales will skyrocket in stores in Democrat neighborhoods.

Oh, then we forgot to quote Senator Tom Dashed Hopes: "I am deeply saddened". :o)
37 posted on 12/14/2003 11:16:54 AM PST by Rhetorical pi2
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To: MindBender26
Clinton welcomes capture of Saddam.

Who cares?

Actually, the "Former Occupant of the Oval Office, 1993-2001" really does care. Makes him look weak and vacillating, doncha know. It seems like Dubya just catches ALL the breaks. Something that is just such a huge karmic debt, it cannot ever be settled.

Just you wait. There IS a way to spin this, then that arrogant George W. Bush won't look like such a great fellow, now will he?

38 posted on 12/14/2003 11:18:02 AM PST by alloysteel
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To: HAL9000
Bill, you are soo last millenium.
39 posted on 12/14/2003 11:18:03 AM PST by jriemer (We are a Republic not a Democracy)
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To: SoKatt
If Clinton or his ''bride'' were in the White House, they would have given Saddam freedom for fear that putting him on trial would interfere with his quest for Nobel Peace Prize with Israel
40 posted on 12/14/2003 11:18:05 AM PST by shadeaud (Liberals suffer from acute interior cornial craniorectoitis)
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To: HAL9000
This is someone who really ought not to ever comment on being 'brought to justice.'
41 posted on 12/14/2003 11:21:09 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: OldFriend
"I am glad he was captured alive so he can be brought before the bar of justice," Clinton said Sunday in a statement."

He works in a veiled, snotty reference to Uday and Qusay's deaths. How very clintonian. A stinker first, last, and always.

42 posted on 12/14/2003 11:21:52 AM PST by Irene Adler
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To: HAL9000
I'd give good money to make this guy just shut up and go away.
43 posted on 12/14/2003 11:23:17 AM PST by Starve The Beast (I used to be disgusted, but now I try to be amused)
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To: HAL9000
Saddam was just one of the nasty tarbabies the Clintons left behind for W. Slowly but surely, President Bush is removing the CLINTON LEGACY from the world.
44 posted on 12/14/2003 11:23:48 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: hapy
the thought of Clinton soluting our troops makes me ill

We used to have to see the troops saluting him.
That was way worse.

So9

45 posted on 12/14/2003 11:23:52 AM PST by Servant of the 9 (Effing the Ineffable.)
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To: HAL9000
I've got to include this quote from Bubba earlier this year where he admitted that he shirked his responsiblity and left it for the next administration to deal with:

An Interview With Bill Clinton (long) (Atlantic Monthly 3/2003

We knew when we did the bombing in '98 that we hit all the known or suspected sites based on the intelligence we had, from all the people that were doing that work there. We knew at the time that we had set his program back a couple years. But sooner or later in the millennium the new Administration, whether it was Gore's or Bush's, would have to take this matter up again.

46 posted on 12/14/2003 11:25:49 AM PST by weegee
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To: jetson
Yes, she told the troops that the outcome was not certain. Cause after all, she couldn't LIE to soldiers from her state.

No wonder she's silent today.

Compared to launching a missile into a tent and hitting a camel in the butt, I'd say our president has done us proud, VERY PROUD.

47 posted on 12/14/2003 11:27:05 AM PST by OldFriend ( BLESS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: 800lbGorilla
Happy? I doubt it. Especially if Saddamn can be persuaded to come clean on his relationship with Bubba. And some others.
49 posted on 12/14/2003 11:30:58 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: HAL9000
Clinton captured a few thongs and lots of pizzas when he was in the White House.

What a great and brave leader!

50 posted on 12/14/2003 11:41:03 AM PST by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (So it it said......so it is written.)
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