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BUMP for GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 12/15/03 -Tikrit, Iraq -Saddam's Farm, Kitchen, Bedroom, and Rat-hole
Ozymandius by Percy Bysshe Shelley
"I met a traveller from an antique land,
Who said--"Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desart . . . . Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, the heart that fed;
And on the pedestal, these words appear:
My name is Ozymandius, King of Kings,
Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away."
posted on 12/15/2003 9:37:57 AM PST
(If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us)
Vanitas VanitatumALL the flowers of the spring
Meet to perfume our burying;
These have but their growing prime,
And man does flourish but his time:
Survey our progress from our birth
We are set, we grow, we turn to earth.
Courts adieu, and all delights,
All bewitching appetites!
Sweetest breath and clearest eye
Like perfumes go out and die;
And consequently this is done
As shadows wait upon the sun.
Vain the ambition of kings
Who seek by trophies and dead things
To leave a living name behind,
And weave but nets to catch the wind.
posted on 12/15/2003 9:44:46 AM PST
posted on 12/15/2003 9:47:04 AM PST
(Just got this story in my email.)
Your threads have done a spectacular job of documenting Saddam's capture, the place where he was captured and the faces of our heroes.
posted on 12/15/2003 9:50:28 AM PST
(God bless America, God bless President George W. Bush and God bless our Military!)
To: Diogenesis; Liz; BOBTHENAILER; nopardons; Ragtime Cowgirl; PhilDragoo; Shermy; ...
Great Job as usual.
Looks like Old $oddomite could have used some help from Martha Stewart to fix up his quarters!
posted on 12/15/2003 9:50:50 AM PST
by Grampa Dave
(George $orea$$ has owned and controlled the Rats for decades!)
Thnaks again Dioge!
posted on 12/15/2003 9:53:53 AM PST
(If you can't laugh at yourself, you must be Hillary. If you can't laugh, you're Al Gore.)
To: Diogenesis; Grampa Dave; Howlin
Thanks for the ping, GD. Good work D. Howlin, have you seen this? Bookmarked.
posted on 12/15/2003 10:00:37 AM PST
(Your secrets are safe with me and all my friends.)
To: Diogenesis; Grampa Dave; MJY1288; Calpernia; anniegetyourgun; Ernest_at_the_Beach; BOBTHENAILER; ...
Thank you, Diogenesis, for your uniquely wonderful work and this record of Saddam's capture.
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Saddam Hussein, further demoralizing the art world.
Mona Lisa, creative work credited to the Creator by His creation, Leonardo DaVinci.
posted on 12/15/2003 11:25:01 AM PST
by Ragtime Cowgirl
( "Our military is full of the finest people on the face of the earth." ~ Pres. Bush, Baghdad)
Hi Deo, Just got on line thanks for the pictures. DId you see the AP article that had this in it?
When the deposed Iraqi leader was pulled by U.S. troops from a dank hole adjacent to the farmhouse Saturday, he told them in English: "My name is Saddam Hussein. I am the president of Iraq and I want to negotiate."
A U.S. Special Forces soldier replied: "Regards from President Bush."
Couldn't help but chuckle to myself. "REGARDS FROM PRESIDENT BUSH! LOL
posted on 12/15/2003 11:25:39 AM PST
(Prayers for all!)
Oh my God! The French love Saddam so much they even gave him the "Mona Lisa"! Those ba$tards!
posted on 12/15/2003 12:15:10 PM PST
Diogenesis, thanks again for your posting here. I love the poem, and your enire post makes me feel as if I were a bottle of Ginger Ale.
posted on 12/15/2003 5:10:51 PM PST
(They say that in the Army, the coffees mighty fine, Looks like muddy water, tastes like turpentine)
BTTT for Freedom and Justice
Wow, outstanding photos. Thank you kindly.
posted on 12/15/2003 8:36:08 PM PST
by Victoria Delsoul
(Freedom isn't won by soundbites but by the unyielding determination and sacrifice given in its cause)
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