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120 BAATHISTS RENOUNCE POLITICAL PARTY
CENTCOM ^ | Jan. 20, 2004

Posted on 01/20/2004 4:03:57 PM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl

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January 20, 2004
Release Number: 04-01-50


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120 BAATHISTS RENOUNCE POLITICAL PARTY

MOSUL, Iraq – Former high-ranking members of the Ba’ath Party renounced affiliation with their political party in today Rabiah on the Syrian border, in a meeting with the leaders of the 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade (Stryker), 2nd Infantry Division, attached to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

The meeting took place in a schoolroom filled with 120 Ba’athists, and was led by the town mayor and Lt. Col. Buddy Carman, regiment commander. Before the Ba’athists stood to take an oath renouncing the party, Carman made it clear what taking the oath meant.

“This pledge is voluntary, there will be no payment, no promise of jobs,” he said.

Following the mass renouncement, Carman thanked the group for their support for the rebuilding of Iraq.

“I think that just as Iraq was once powerful, it’ll be powerful again,” Carman said. “Iraq has a bright future and America and other coalition countries will join Iraq as brothers.”

Earlier in the day there was another denunciation in Tal Abtah, south of the city of Mosul, hosted by 5th battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). That brings the total to four cities in northern Iraq that have held mass denunciations in cooperation with coalition forces.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: debaathification; gnfi; iraq; rebuildingiraq

1 posted on 01/20/2004 4:03:57 PM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
"This pledge is voluntary, there will be no payment, no promise of jobs"

An Oath renouncing the Baathist party should be mandatory and public for all Party members.

Violators should be severely publicy whipped, imprisoned, and their families treated as the collaborators, IMO.
2 posted on 01/20/2004 4:08:42 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: MJY1288; xzins; Calpernia; TEXOKIE; Alamo-Girl; windchime; Grampa Dave; anniegetyourgun; ...
MOSUL, Iraq – Former high-ranking members of the Ba’ath Party renounced affiliation with their political party in today Rabiah on the Syrian border, in a meeting with the leaders of the 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade (Stryker), 2nd Infantry Division, attached to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

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3 posted on 01/20/2004 4:09:01 PM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl ("The chapter of Iraq's history - Saddam Hussein's reign of terror - is now closed." Lt. Gen. Sanchez)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
They 'renounced Baathism'. Uh-huh.

One: wet finger.

Two: Stick in wind.

Three: Determine which direction it blows.

Four: Orient head and @ss appropriately and follow it. ;-)

4 posted on 01/20/2004 4:10:43 PM PST by Viking2002
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
A lot of these people were forced to join the party just to stay alive. This is good.
5 posted on 01/20/2004 4:15:52 PM PST by McGavin999 (Evil thrives when good men do nothing!)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Well, Saddam's arrest just keeps paying dividends.
6 posted on 01/20/2004 4:17:03 PM PST by colorado tanker ("There are but two parties now, Traitors and Patriots")
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Took them awhile to get the message!
7 posted on 01/20/2004 4:20:48 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
January 20, 2004
Release Number: 04-01-50


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


120 LIBERALS RENOUNCE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

WASHINGTON, DC – Former high-ranking members of the Democratic Party renounced affiliation with their political party in Rabiah on the Syrian border, in a meeting with the leaders of the....

(ooops...caught myself daydreaming!)
8 posted on 01/20/2004 4:29:43 PM PST by Johnstone
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Took them awhile to feel safe! SH's not coming back!
9 posted on 01/20/2004 4:31:30 PM PST by hoosiermama (prayers for all)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
New Stryker Brigade sheriff's in town ~ Bump!
10 posted on 01/20/2004 4:40:34 PM PST by blackie
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To: Johnstone
It wouldn't surprise me, though, if there is a GOP sweep of the Senate in Nov. to see some party conversions then and Dems leaving the sinking ship.
11 posted on 01/20/2004 4:50:03 PM PST by jwalburg (Question Patriotism!)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Good news, this!
Many had no choice but to join under SoDammed's rule. Well, they had a choice....join or die.
Now they're free to live their lives as they'd prefer, in freedom.

One step at a time and many steps have been taken!
12 posted on 01/20/2004 9:07:24 PM PST by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Bump!
13 posted on 01/20/2004 10:27:07 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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