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Bruce Willis Plans to Honor $1 Million Pledge (Reward to Saddam's captor)
http://www.wokr13.tv/entertainment/story.aspx?content_id=F3A7547B-43C7-4E07-8FC3-D4463EDC97C4 ^ | 12/18/03

Posted on 12/18/2003 1:43:47 PM PST by lowbridge

Movie star Bruce Willis is planning to honor the $1 million offer he made to the soldier who found Saddam Hussein.

The movie star visited troops in Iraq last month and promised to make the soldier who uncovered the country's former leader an overnight millionaire.

Willis is now trying to discover who he owes, and says, "It's a small price to pay. They're my heroes."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bounty; brucewillis; reddawn; viceisclosed
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Bruce Willis Pledges Cash to Capture Saddam

1 posted on 12/18/2003 1:43:53 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge
Now if Baldwin would only honor his pledge.
2 posted on 12/18/2003 1:47:12 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: lowbridge
Why should he pay if the informant was under interrogation?
3 posted on 12/18/2003 1:47:44 PM PST by international american
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To: international american
Why should he pay if the informant was under interrogation?

He said soldier, not informant..

4 posted on 12/18/2003 1:49:04 PM PST by Always Right
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To: lowbridge
Bruce Willis is the MAN!
5 posted on 12/18/2003 1:49:11 PM PST by theDentist (This Tagline for Rent. Contact theDentist for further details....)
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To: international american
Why should he pay if the informant was under interrogation?

It's not for the informant. It's for the American soldier who found him in that hole first.

6 posted on 12/18/2003 1:50:31 PM PST by lowbridge (As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly. -Mr. Carlson, WKRP in Cincinnati)
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To: theDentist
to bad hes gonna be black balled
7 posted on 12/18/2003 1:51:30 PM PST by al baby (Ice cream does not have bones)
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To: theDentist
Do movie stars get residuals if we rent their movies or only if we buy them? I'd like to reward this type of behavior somehow.
8 posted on 12/18/2003 1:51:33 PM PST by babyface00
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To: lowbridge
They're my heroes."

Get in line, Bruce. :-)

9 posted on 12/18/2003 1:51:34 PM PST by lowbridge (As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly. -Mr. Carlson, WKRP in Cincinnati)
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Not a leftist ping, but I thought that you may want to know. Please FReepmail me if you want on/off the Hollywood Leftist Ping List.
10 posted on 12/18/2003 1:53:01 PM PST by WinOne4TheGipper (If the world ended today, what would the headline be tomorrow?)
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Not a leftist ping, but I thought that you may want to know. Please FReepmail me if you want on/off the Hollywood Leftist Ping List.
11 posted on 12/18/2003 1:53:10 PM PST by WinOne4TheGipper (If the world ended today, what would the headline be tomorrow?)
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Not a leftist ping, but I thought that you may want to know. Please FReepmail me if you want on/off the Hollywood Leftist Ping List.
12 posted on 12/18/2003 1:53:17 PM PST by WinOne4TheGipper (If the world ended today, what would the headline be tomorrow?)
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To: lowbridge
That's a class act. He's chompin' at the bit to follow through on his pledge. Way to go Bruce!
13 posted on 12/18/2003 1:53:23 PM PST by gridlock (There's no such thing as idiot-proof, only idiot-resistant. The ingenuity of idiots knows no bounds)
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To: international american
Stick around ia...he made a promise and he aims to keep it, plain and simple.

Welcome to FR and Merry Christmas.

FMCDH

14 posted on 12/18/2003 1:53:25 PM PST by nothingnew (The pendulum is swinging and the Rats are in the pit!)
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To: lowbridge
Bruce Willis is a class act and a true American. Wow, the star of the Die Hard movies lives up to his billing! Its not always one sees a Hollywood celebrity step up to the plate but Bruce has what it takes to get it done. You go Bruce you go!!!
15 posted on 12/18/2003 1:53:28 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: babyface00
Do movie stars get residuals if we rent their movies or only if we buy them?

Buying. They make nothing off DVD and video rentals.

16 posted on 12/18/2003 1:53:35 PM PST by lowbridge (As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly. -Mr. Carlson, WKRP in Cincinnati)
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To: international american
...promised to make the soldier who uncovered the country's former leader an overnight millionaire.
17 posted on 12/18/2003 1:53:35 PM PST by Damocles (sword of...)
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To: billorites
And jeanine garafolo too or whoever said they'd crawl on broken glass
18 posted on 12/18/2003 1:54:14 PM PST by cyborg
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To: babyface00
Definitely if a movie is purchased... I don't know if they track rentals and residuals can be earned on that basis.
19 posted on 12/18/2003 1:55:03 PM PST by theDentist (This Tagline for Rent. Contact theDentist for further details....)
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To: lowbridge
As part of the deal, Willis should have required the winning soldier to tell Saddam that "we're gonna get medieval on your a$$"

Somehow, I bet Saddam would know exactly what that line meant and where it came from.

20 posted on 12/18/2003 1:56:26 PM PST by safeasthebanks (Welcome to the party, pal!)
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To: babyface00
Buy "The Whole Nine Yards". He stars in it and is the producer. A double-pay check.
21 posted on 12/18/2003 1:56:40 PM PST by CaptainK
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To: lowbridge
Was that a single soldier or perhaps 2 or 3 or maybe more? I read 600 were involved in surrounding the farm where he was found. That would be around $1500 for each of them if he decided to split the million that way.
22 posted on 12/18/2003 1:57:52 PM PST by xp38
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To: lowbridge
Class act and All American. Not some self serving Barbra Strisand BS. He truely wants the soldier to be rewarded. Wish I had the money to do that. I will spend mine on Bruce Willis DVDs instead. I will never forget this......
23 posted on 12/18/2003 1:58:02 PM PST by jmq
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To: lowbridge
Thought Bruce had been critical of the Iraq business. No?
24 posted on 12/18/2003 2:00:12 PM PST by muleskinner ("There are some things worth fighting for")
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To: lowbridge
Sorry..now I like it!
Best, IA
25 posted on 12/18/2003 2:00:30 PM PST by international american
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To: lowbridge
BUMP for Integrity!
26 posted on 12/18/2003 2:00:48 PM PST by thatdewd
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To: nothingnew
Thank you and Merry Christmas to you and yours.
27 posted on 12/18/2003 2:02:28 PM PST by international american
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To: lowbridge
The winner should be the GI who said, "President Bush sends his regards!"

Michael

28 posted on 12/18/2003 2:02:59 PM PST by Wright is right! (Never get excited about ANYTHING by the way it looks from behind.)
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To: lowbridge
What a stud.
29 posted on 12/18/2003 2:03:47 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat (I'm so glad to no longer be associated with the Party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: muleskinner
No.
30 posted on 12/18/2003 2:04:48 PM PST by Hildy
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To: muleskinner
No Bruce was never critical of the war. In fact, he tried to have a special waiver from President Bush to enlist (He is too old.) He performed in numerous events for the troops in the war zones and here at home. This is Bruce "Willis" not Bruce Springsteen.
31 posted on 12/18/2003 2:06:20 PM PST by waRNmother.armyboots
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To: theDentist
Even thought I think Bush is the MAN...I'll concede this one to you.
32 posted on 12/18/2003 2:08:10 PM PST by BushisTheMan
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To: lowbridge
Bruce Willis is one cool dude. :)
33 posted on 12/18/2003 2:09:27 PM PST by veronica (Monterey County Film Commission Screenwriting Contest /ATTN:FR writers/FReepmail me)
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To: lowbridge
Is this legal? Isn't there some kind of law or rules against this? (BTW, kudos to Bruce!)
34 posted on 12/18/2003 2:09:39 PM PST by Paradox (Cogito ergo boom.)
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To: lowbridge
Senator Willis, maybe?


35 posted on 12/18/2003 2:12:25 PM PST by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: BushisTheMan
Well, Bush is THE MAN. Willis is daMan.
36 posted on 12/18/2003 2:14:21 PM PST by theDentist (This Tagline for Rent. Contact theDentist for further details....)
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To: lowbridge
Hi Lowbie! Great post.
We love Bruce!!!
37 posted on 12/18/2003 2:16:01 PM PST by Feiny (It's not about having what you want...but wanting what you have.)
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To: lowbridge
Wow! A movie star I can admire. It's too bad that some of his co-stars are such idiots -- Cybil Shephard and Demi Moore, to be precise.
38 posted on 12/18/2003 2:17:33 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: lowbridge
Maybe the million goes to the guy who said "whats in that hole" or "whats under the carpet" or "why is there a carpet on the ground in this field?" or "Hey guys, Lookie here".
39 posted on 12/18/2003 2:19:58 PM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Daddy needs a Hummer! The H2 will do!)
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To: CaptainK
"Buy "The Whole Nine Yards". He stars in it and is the producer. A double-pay check."

Plus it's a great movie!
40 posted on 12/18/2003 2:24:08 PM PST by honeygrl (FreeRepublic.com "The Crack Cocaine of Conservative News Discussion")
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To: lowbridge
I predict no soldier will be allowed to receive this money. "They were just doing their job, sir."
41 posted on 12/18/2003 2:26:11 PM PST by savedbygrace
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To: US_MilitaryRules
I believe that since the soldier was just part of the team that found Saddam, it wouldn't justify giving him the $mill.

BUT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That soldier had a hand grenade in his hand, ready to throw in, likely very concerned this could be a trap or full of bombs or terrorists waiting to return fire.

Instead of panicking, he hesitated after giving orders for the occupant(s) to come out with hands up, and Saddam came out.

For that, he deserves the $million bucks.

If he had thrown the grenade, what we would have lost is immeasurable in terms of money.

42 posted on 12/18/2003 2:30:18 PM PST by UCANSEE2 ("Duty is ours, Results are God's" --John Quincy Adams)
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To: honeygrl
"Buy "The Whole Nine Yards". He stars in it and is the producer. A double-pay check."

Plus it's a great movie!
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I was about to post word for word what you did before I read your post. I guess I'll have to modify my post:

Plus, it's a really funny movie!
43 posted on 12/18/2003 2:30:44 PM PST by On the Road to Serfdom
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To: savedbygrace
He could always wait and give it to the soldier on discharge from the Army.
44 posted on 12/18/2003 2:31:47 PM PST by xp38
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To: lowbridge
Good Hombre!
45 posted on 12/18/2003 2:33:51 PM PST by wardaddy ("either the arabs are at your throat, or at your feet")
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To: savedbygrace; lowbridge; xzins; Travis McGee; Jeff Head
I predict no soldier will be allowed to receive this money. "They were just doing their job, sir."

I agree that soldiers should (unfortunately) be ineligible for the $25 million US Government reward, because the US Government cannot be offering incentives to soldiers which could potentially interfere with command discipline and unit cohesion...

...but unless I am mistaken, I'm not certain that there's any code in the UCMJ which would prevent a soldier from accepting a private check drafted on a private bank issued by a private citizen.... even for service in the line of duty.

I'm not sure how the Military Prosecutor could charge any crime in such a case.

46 posted on 12/18/2003 2:34:15 PM PST by OrthodoxPresbyterian
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To: lowbridge
BLESS HIM, LORD. And draw all of them close to You.

Help him decide to bless the whole small team most fittingly involved in finally uncovering the rat.
47 posted on 12/18/2003 2:36:37 PM PST by Quix (Choose this day whom U will serve: Shrillery & demonic goons or The King of Kings and Lord of Lords)
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To: lowbridge
Hey Saddam...you're lucky you didn't...


48 posted on 12/18/2003 2:37:27 PM PST by TheBigB (You know you're paranoid when...you think tinfoil hats only CONCENTRATE the mind-control rays!)
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To: Neets; Bitwhacker; Dog
Now there's a man who truly puts his money where his mouth is. I hope he's allowed to follow through.
49 posted on 12/18/2003 2:37:38 PM PST by kayak (We got him!)
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To: billorites
Baldwin?

Did he promise to be eternally silent?

Did he promise to fly himself to the moon?

Maybe I am mixing people up. Isn't Baldwin a noisey commie RAT?
50 posted on 12/18/2003 2:37:42 PM PST by Quix (Choose this day whom U will serve: Shrillery & demonic goons or The King of Kings and Lord of Lords)
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