Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Thousands Flock to See Saddam's Grave
AP ^ | 12-31-06 | STEVEN R. HURST

Posted on 12/31/2006 2:06:45 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182

click here to read article


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-75 next last
They probably would be better off putting Saddam in an unmarked grave.
1 posted on 12/31/2006 2:06:46 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Anti-Bubba182

We'll see how it goes in 20 years. Jim Morrison's or Saddam Hussein's grave. Which will attract the tourists?


2 posted on 12/31/2006 2:09:12 PM PST by RightWhale
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Anti-Bubba182

Where's MOAB or AC-130 when one needs it?


3 posted on 12/31/2006 2:09:48 PM PST by GSlob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Anti-Bubba182

He should have been cremated and his ashes blown over the entire land. Why in the world would they create a monument to this monster that people can visit? Stupid!


4 posted on 12/31/2006 2:10:14 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Anti-Bubba182

that would be thousands fewer democrats in America


5 posted on 12/31/2006 2:10:55 PM PST by sure_fine (*not one to over kill the thought process*)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Anti-Bubba182
"gunmen took to the streets, carrying pictures of Saddam, shooting into the air and calling for vengeance."

Sounds just like Detroit or Trenton to me.

6 posted on 12/31/2006 2:11:16 PM PST by AGreatPer (Support the Troops and their Actions.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Anti-Bubba182
. . . where the deposed leader

Soon to be the decomposed leader.

7 posted on 12/31/2006 2:12:59 PM PST by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Anti-Bubba182

Dozens of relatives and other mourners

Well, was it dozens or thousands? Media has a funny way of rounding. I hope they took pictures of all who attended.


8 posted on 12/31/2006 2:13:41 PM PST by PeterPrinciple (Seeking the Truth here Folks.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Anti-Bubba182

But then no one would know where to put the hog rinds......


9 posted on 12/31/2006 2:15:24 PM PST by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Anti-Bubba182

Then came another voice: "Let him swing for three minutes."


Alright, who said that?


10 posted on 12/31/2006 2:15:38 PM PST by PeterPrinciple (Seeking the Truth here Folks.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Anti-Bubba182
"I condemn the way he was executed and I consider it a crime,"

I condemn the fact that you are using valuable air, and I consider it wasteful.

11 posted on 12/31/2006 2:18:13 PM PST by IronJack (=)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Anti-Bubba182

I hope intelligence types are taking names/pics of all these pro-Saddam demonstrators. They're out of their ratholes for the mourning of their dear leader.


12 posted on 12/31/2006 2:18:48 PM PST by rightazrain (Past is prologue.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Anti-Bubba182

ramsey clark and the rest of the lib/dems are still at the gravesite weeping and burning incense!!!!


13 posted on 12/31/2006 2:21:26 PM PST by hnj_00
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Anti-Bubba182
Thousands Flock to See Saddam's Grave

And MILLIONS flock to the internet to see his sorry a$$ get hung.

14 posted on 12/31/2006 2:21:36 PM PST by jdm
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Anti-Bubba182

How out of touch can the AP be?I assume from the tone of the article that i'm supposeed to sympathise with the mourners?Good greif.


15 posted on 12/31/2006 2:22:20 PM PST by Thombo2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ProtectOurFreedom
I agree with you. It's stupid to have a grave anywhere. He should have been burnt. If it were me, I would have laid him on an IED and set it off on camera.

I'll bet a weeks pay they will be having vacations planned on holiday's to go visit the " shrine". It will be treated like all the other mosques and shrines in the country. Just another target for the opposite denomination. One guy will piss on it an another will bow and cry. Then the shooting will start. Within 2 years the Shiite's will have to dig him up and destroy the bones.

16 posted on 12/31/2006 2:23:54 PM PST by chuckles
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Anti-Bubba182
Thousands Flock to See (Pee on) Saddam's Grave

Headline *I'd* like to read.

17 posted on 12/31/2006 2:24:00 PM PST by Thumper1960 (Unleash the Dogs of War as a Minority, or perish as a party.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jdm

Bingo! Good post! You just took the wind right out of the sails of the mourning jugheads down at the DNC's Ass. Press. LOL! I love it!


18 posted on 12/31/2006 2:25:31 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (When I was a kid, "global warming" was known as "the weather.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: AGreatPer

Trenton? I was born there. What's it like now? Is it similar to Dearborn?


19 posted on 12/31/2006 2:26:58 PM PST by Pan_Yans Wife
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Anti-Bubba182
Was Sean Penn there holding a candle and wearing sunglasses to hide his tears??


20 posted on 12/31/2006 2:27:02 PM PST by Screamname (My name is Screamname and I approve this message.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Anti-Bubba182

December 30th will become a new holiday for Iraq.


21 posted on 12/31/2006 2:28:37 PM PST by GulfWar1Vet (Ding Dong, Saddam is dead!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Anti-Bubba182

""In my opinion, something big is going to happen," said Earp, of Colorado. "There will be a response. Probably not today because they know we are looking for one, but soon.""

A true rocket scientist, here!


22 posted on 12/31/2006 2:28:58 PM PST by lawdude (2006: The elections we will live to die for!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Anti-Bubba182
Haider Hamed, a 34-year-old candy store owner in east Baghdad, wondered what would really change after Saddam's execution.

"He's gone, but our problems continue," said the Shiite Muslim, whose uncle was killed in one of Saddam's many brutal purges. "We brought problems on ourselves after Saddam because we began fighting Shiite on Sunni and Sunni on Shiite."

So ... at least one person in Baghdad understands.

23 posted on 12/31/2006 2:29:15 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RightWhale

Is there a line set aside for those who wish to urinate upon the grave?

Be worth the trip....


24 posted on 12/31/2006 2:32:12 PM PST by alloysteel (A battle cry of the Crusaders: "Denique caelum!" (Latin, "Heaven at last!))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Anti-Bubba182
Needs a fitting tombstone....


25 posted on 12/31/2006 2:33:42 PM PST by GoldCountryRedneck ("Idiocy - Never under estimate the power of stupid people in large numbers" - despair.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Anti-Bubba182

Screw Saddam and everyone in Iraq except for our folks. We should have never allow the American military to go anywhere in the world to fight the moslems unless we are prepared to get medieval. We need to make sure that nobody will mess with us because they know we will destroy them.


26 posted on 12/31/2006 2:33:49 PM PST by isthisnickcool (If you can't light a fire in the vacuum of space what's the deal with the Sun?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: festus
But then no one would know where to put the hog rinds......

Used hog rinds, I hope. Anything else would be wasteful.

27 posted on 12/31/2006 2:34:05 PM PST by magslinger (An open mind is like an outhouse. Sooner or later someone is going to fill it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Thumper1960
"Thousands Flock to See (Pee on) Saddam's Grave"

Knew I wouldn't have top scroll far to see this.

I was about to say,"I wouldn't want to smell that grave in after a week or so.

Might just prevent people frrom kneeling and weeping!

28 posted on 12/31/2006 2:34:06 PM PST by FixitGuy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Anti-Bubba182

"I condemn the way he was executed and I consider it a crime," said 45-year-old Salam Hassan al-Nasseri".



Hell, Salam, just be glad I wasn't running that show, I might have hauled him up slow, without tying his hands, over a pool of hungry gators!


29 posted on 12/31/2006 2:35:15 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (BUAIDH NO BAS)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ProtectOurFreedom
"He should have been cremated and his ashes blown over the entire land. Why in the world would they create a monument to this monster that people can visit?"

Maybe they're thinking of doing what the English did to Cromwell:

"As outlandish as it might seem, there is something of a tradition of punishing dictators posthumously. In Mussolini’s case, this occurred a day after his execution. But in the case of Oliver Cromwell, the Lord Protector of England, it actually happened more than two years after his natural death. On January 30, 1661, a year into the restoration of the Stuart monarchy, parliament ordered the posthumous execution of the persons responsible for the regicide of the previous Stuart monarch, Charles i. So, along with those of Henry Ireton and John Bradshaw, Oliver Cromwell’s remains were taken from his vault in Henry vii’s chapel and hanged and decapitated. His body was then thrown into an unmarked pit while his head sat on a pike above Westminster Hall for several years. According to the Cromwell Association, it wasn’t until March of 1960 that the head, “a rather undignified collector’s item” over the centuries, found its permanent resting place, “immured in the ante-chapel of Sidney Sussex, Cambridge,” where Cromwell had been an undergraduate."


More here:
http://www.hoover.org/publications/policyreview/2920421.html
30 posted on 12/31/2006 2:36:20 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: FixitGuy

I really don't think that a urine soaked ground will stop a mooslime from kneeling before his/her favorite demon.


31 posted on 12/31/2006 2:37:29 PM PST by Thumper1960 (Unleash the Dogs of War as a Minority, or perish as a party.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: mombonn

When Beethoven passed away, he was buried in a churchyard. A couple days later, the town drunk was walking through the cemetery and heard some strange noise coming from the area where Beethoven was buried. Terrified, the drunk ran and got the priest to come and listen to it. The priest bent close to the grave and heard some faint, unrecognizable music coming from the grave. Frightened, the priest ran and got the town magistrate.

When the magistrate arrived, he bent his ear to the grave, listened for a moment, and said, "Ah, yes, that's Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, being played backwards."

He listened a while longer, and said, "There's the Eighth Symphony, and it's backwards, too. Most puzzling." So the magistrate kept listening; "There's the Seventh... the Sixth... the Fifth..."

Suddenly the realization of what was happening dawned on the magistrate; he stood up and announced to the crowd that had gathered in the cemetery, "My fellow citizens, there's nothing to worry about. It's just Beethoven decomposing."

(Sorry. I can't help but be gleeful over Saddam's death.)


32 posted on 12/31/2006 2:40:47 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Anti-Bubba182

"Ahmadinejad said the execution prevented exposure of the secrets and crimes the former dictator committed during his brutal rule."

I like thinking that we (using drugs on him) downloaded whatever saddam knew in the last month or so.....


33 posted on 12/31/2006 2:42:47 PM PST by Vn_survivor_67-68
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Anti-Bubba182

Maybe someday I will have the opportunity to travel to distant lands, see some land marks and piss all over Saddam's grave. Does anything thing that would cause an international incident??


34 posted on 12/31/2006 2:44:47 PM PST by antiunion person (If it were left to the libs, kids wouldn't have parents, just trainers)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Anti-Bubba182
There's tha old story about the Marine DI who tore his wards to ground level before slowly rebuilding them into Marines.

He had one particular recalcitrant that simply took more tearing down than the rest. After an unusually difficult day of hammering and screaming at the recruit, the DI finally, exasperated, said, "I suppose when I die you plan to come and p**s on my grave."

"Sir, no sir," the man replied. "When I leave this man's Corps, I promise, I'll never stand in line again."

35 posted on 12/31/2006 2:46:29 PM PST by stevem
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: antiunion person

Pour a bottle of whiskey on his grave -- filtered through your kidneys.


36 posted on 12/31/2006 2:46:58 PM PST by Sundog (Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana. Go Parse.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: Screamname

The responses within Iraq to Saddam's death echoed the larger reaction across the Middle East, with his enemies rejoicing and his defenders proclaiming him a martyr.

Just like Sean Penn is to Americans: One man's trash (Penn and Saddam) is another man's treasure (terrorists).


37 posted on 12/31/2006 2:49:32 PM PST by antiunion person (If it were left to the libs, kids wouldn't have parents, just trainers)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

Comment #38 Removed by Moderator

To: Jim Noble

You should have said fornication.


39 posted on 12/31/2006 3:14:20 PM PST by Admin Moderator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: Admin Moderator
I was quoting from a privately prepared 3rd Army transcript, I think the George C. Scott version was altered.

I bow to the authority of the boss, however. Thanks for the followup.

40 posted on 12/31/2006 3:40:35 PM PST by Jim Noble (To secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: Anti-Bubba182

This guy went out as such a useless creature, no grace, no style whatsoever. It seems to me when they bumped off Nicolae Ceausescu, they also hilled his wife, his dog and the family goldfish. Oh, well, when you manage to kill off any worth while folks you know, there is only you left when you go. Still, it's always good to eliminate a waste of air.


41 posted on 12/31/2006 3:43:13 PM PST by stevem
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Anti-Bubba182

IMHO....Those who mourn Saddam should join him.


42 posted on 12/31/2006 3:44:40 PM PST by wgflyer (Liberalism is to society what HIV is to the immune system.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Anti-Bubba182

Tar-get rich en-vir-on-ment.


43 posted on 12/31/2006 3:54:59 PM PST by Allegra (Vote Dulcie / Finbar 2008)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Anti-Bubba182

I'm surprised that Nancy Pelosi didn't send a delegation of Liberals to attend the funeral to show their respect.


44 posted on 12/31/2006 3:59:39 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Anti-Bubba182

Top 9 Signs That Saddam Hussein Is About To Be Executed

9. The New York Times has just released their retrospective of the former Iraqi president entitled, "Saddam Hussein: Visionary Leader, or Truly Visionary Leader?"

8. In a Herculean effort to see that justice be done, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International had to trudge their way past all of those inconvenient mass graves to protest for leniency on his behalf.

7. (tie) Dan Rather has been inconsolable for days.

7. (tie) French flags are flying at half mast.

6. He just leap-frogged past Fidel Castro and Abe Vigoda in Internet death pools.

5. American college students have started wearing t-shirts with pictures of a black, shadowy, Saddam in a beret.

4. Ramsey Clark has been hitting up Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Kim Jong Il for business.

3. Tim Robbins, Danny Glover and Sean Penn have been leading a prison-side candlelight vigil.

2. "Small town cop" mustaches are on their way out in Baghdad.

1. Rope futures are soaring.


45 posted on 12/31/2006 4:22:38 PM PST by Neoliberalnot
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GSlob

Agree totally. In my parlance it's FIRE FOR EFFECT!

Semper Fi,


46 posted on 12/31/2006 4:23:49 PM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "P" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: PeterPrinciple

I watched President Ford's funeral this weekend and thought it was dignified and very touching. Compare it to Saddam's funeral, where he was buried at night with a picture of him propped up on a chair. One man so good and fine and one man so evil.


47 posted on 12/31/2006 4:42:34 PM PST by maxwellp
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: ProtectOurFreedom

Indeed. The video taped Shiitte chanting and catcalling after the hanging wasn't very bright either. Is ANYONE in charge over there??


48 posted on 12/31/2006 4:42:57 PM PST by KantianBurke
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: KantianBurke
Is ANYONE in charge over there??

No, and there in lies the problem. The entire Muhammadan culture is totally uncivilized and unconstrained. They do what they want, when they want (or the men do). Think Seventh Century tribal warlords. Muhammadans live in a time warp. Even those who live in civilized Countries like the USA. Their bodies are here, but their minds and emotions are in the Seventh Century.

Until a true religious leader who is unafraid to "add to and change" the archaic interpretation of the Koran steps forward, Muhammadanism will remain a vile, revenge oriented cult.
49 posted on 12/31/2006 5:11:59 PM PST by HighlyOpinionated (Everybody should have the right to carry a firearm openly. And to use it if necessary.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]

To: Anti-Bubba182

At least they put him back where we found him--a hole in the ground.


50 posted on 12/31/2006 5:16:32 PM PST by rlpfly
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-75 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson