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Bush Remarks on the Execution of Saddam
AP Wire ^ | Dec 30, 2006

Posted on 12/29/2006 9:55:42 PM PST by jdm

Statement of President Bush on the death by hanging of Saddam Hussein, as provided by the White House:

Today, Saddam Hussein was executed after receiving a fair trial — the kind of justice he denied the victims of his brutal regime.

Fair trials were unimaginable under Saddam Hussein's tyrannical rule. It is a testament to the Iraqi people's resolve to move forward after decades of oppression that, despite his terrible crimes against his own people, Saddam Hussein received a fair trial. This would not have been possible without the Iraqi people's determination to create a society governed by the rule of law.

Saddam Hussein's execution comes at the end of a difficult year for the Iraqi people and for our troops. Bringing Saddam Hussein to justice will not end the violence in Iraq, but it is an important milestone on Iraq's course to becoming a democracy that can govern, sustain and defend itself, and be an ally in the War on Terror.

We are reminded today of how far the Iraqi people have come since the end of Saddam Hussein's rule and that the progress they have made would not have been possible without the continued service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform.

Many difficult choices and further sacrifices lie ahead. Yet the safety and security of the American people require that we not relent in ensuring that Iraq's young democracy continues to progress.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bathparty; bombsaddam; bush; execution; iraq; remarks; saddam; saddamhussein; saddamshanging; spiderhole
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1 posted on 12/29/2006 9:55:44 PM PST by jdm
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"Saddam Hussein is now taking his rightful place alongside Hitler, Stalin, Lenin and Ceausescu in the pantheon of failed, brutal dictators and the Iraqi people are well on their way to freedom." - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, Apr. 9, 2003.


2 posted on 12/29/2006 9:57:50 PM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: jdm

Where's the statement from the socialist Pelosi?


3 posted on 12/29/2006 9:57:55 PM PST by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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"Yet the safety and security of the American people require that we not relent in ensuring that Iraq's young democracy continues to progress."

Hear, hear, Mr. President!


4 posted on 12/29/2006 9:57:57 PM PST by NinoFan
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To: Rome2000

She's still pouting I guess.


5 posted on 12/29/2006 9:59:19 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: Rome2000
Where's the statement from the socialist Pelosi?

As usual with the Dems, there will be no statement until they can spin it in lockstep. Or goosestep, to be more accurate.

6 posted on 12/29/2006 10:01:29 PM PST by JennysCool (Well done, President Ford.)
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To: NinoFan
I mean if the Iraq war is a "mistake" and we "were led to war by lies" certainly Saddam should not have been executed.

In a sane society Pelosi and her fellow socialists wouldn't be able to have it both ways and someone would demand they answer the question.

7 posted on 12/29/2006 10:01:34 PM PST by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: jdm

I can visualize that scene from Ghost when the demons came up from below to receive one of their own.


8 posted on 12/29/2006 10:01:46 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Saddam is Dead! Bush's Fault)
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Somebody's father begged for mercy as he was sent through the plastic shredder feet-first, and Saddam denied it.

And yet we fed him Doritos while he made a spectacle of the courts in Iraq.

Standing before the Throne of God's Righteous Judgment, I imagine Saddam is finding out that he was wrong on a few points.


9 posted on 12/29/2006 10:04:13 PM PST by DaveLoneRanger (Weeeell! Guess it's not about the economy anymore, is it? Stupid?)
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"This would not have been possible without the Iraqi people's determination to create a society governed by the rule of law."

I would like to add - This would not have occurred with the courage and resolve of you GW. Thank you! I am proud you are my POTUS!
11 posted on 12/29/2006 10:06:39 PM PST by jrooney ( Hold your cards close.)
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To: jdm
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12 posted on 12/29/2006 10:10:10 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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LOL!


13 posted on 12/29/2006 10:13:34 PM PST by jdm
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To: Bindar Dundat

Welcome to FR.


14 posted on 12/29/2006 10:13:35 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: martin_fierro

After I got my laughing under control, I realized that was sick, I'm only going to e-mail it to one of my friends.


16 posted on 12/29/2006 10:19:29 PM PST by ansel12 (America, love it ,or at least give up your home citizenship before accepting ours too.)
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To: Rome2000
I mean if the Iraq war is a "mistake" and we "were led to war by lies" certainly Saddam should not have been executed.

Not only that, but if Saddam was honest when he stated he had actually destroyed all 600 tons of Chemical and Biological WMD that he admitted possessing, and that the CIA and UNSCOM verified he had after Gulf War 1, why was he still executed ?

Perhaps he was not an honest man after all.

17 posted on 12/29/2006 10:21:12 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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18 posted on 12/29/2006 10:22:01 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Republican voters = a large viable group of responsible citizens. CINO Non voters aren't!)
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To: ansel12
After I got my laughing under control, I realized that was sick, I'm only going to e-mail it to one of my friends.

Remarkable restraint!

19 posted on 12/29/2006 10:23:29 PM PST by jdm
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To: jdm
I just had a funny thought. Kofi and the cats at the U.N. doing a cover of Tom T. Hall's The Ballad of Forty Bucks at Saddam's funeral.
20 posted on 12/29/2006 10:25:05 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (When I was a kid, "global warming" was known as "the weather.")
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