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Great Pics of Iraqis Happy to be FREE and FED!
yahoo news ^ | 4/6/03

Posted on 04/06/2003 12:00:16 PM PDT by finnman69

Soldiers suply water and food, cheering Iraqis, etc








Iraqi citizens stand on top of a statue of Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) which was pulled down by US-led forces, in the town of Kerbala, April 6, 2003. REUTERS/Peter Andrews
Children return to school for the first time since the U.S.-led war on Iraq (news - web sites) started in a village near the city of Najaf in central Iraq on April 4, 2003. Soldiers from the 422nd Civil Affairs Battalion helped cleanup the school that was damaged by artillery fire. The image was used by Brigadier General Vincent Brooks in his media briefing at Camp As Sayliyah April 6, 2003. REUTERS/Kevin P. Bell /U.S. Army/US Central Command/Handout

A crowd of civilians stand in line for water being supplied by the 15th U.S. Marine Expeditionary Unit in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah Sunday, April 6, 2003. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

Iraqi children ask for food from U.S. Marines in the city of Nassiriya, April 6, 2003. U.S. Forces appear to be strengthening their grip over the city after quelling small pockets of resistance by supporters loyal to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein (news - web sites). REUTERS/Desmond Boylan


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: embeddedreport; humanitarian; humanitrianrelief; iraq; iraqifreedom; liberatediraqis; liberation; liberators; pictures; welcome
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Save this for the Anti-American wackos when they keep trying to show you injured women and children.
1 posted on 04/06/2003 12:00:17 PM PDT by finnman69
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To: finnman69

Iraqi citizens pull down a statue of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) with the help of U.S. soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor and 101st Airborne division, in the town of Kerbala, April 6, 2003. Bombs and artillery thundered across Baghdad on Sunday as U.S. forces tightened their grip on the capital's outskirts, bringing up more troops and cutting approaches on three sides of the embattled city. REUTERS/Peter Andrews

Iraqi citizens pull down a statue of Sadam with the help of U.S. soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 70 Armor and 101st Airborne division in Kerbala, April 6, 2003. Moving block by block, U.S. troops pushed into the center of the holy Shi'ite Muslim city of Kerbala on Sunday after vicious battles with Iraqi paramilitaries threatening U.S supply lines north to Baghdad. REUTERS/Peter Andrews
2 posted on 04/06/2003 12:02:30 PM PDT by finnman69 (!)
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To: finnman69
I pray, pray, pray these people never again have to live under such evil. They are beautiful people who are experiencing a rebirth they only could have dreamed of. May God bless them with a life of peace and prosperity from this day forward.
3 posted on 04/06/2003 12:03:22 PM PDT by Trust but Verify
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To: finnman69
Meanwhile the Arab street in OTHER countries chant "death to America". They should all have a Sadam Hussein keeping them in line.
4 posted on 04/06/2003 12:04:17 PM PDT by rageaholic
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To: finnman69

HM2 Shanoon Dale Book of London, KY, with the 2nd Battalion Landing Team, treats the ear of an Iraqi girl as her father, right, gives comfort at a makeshift clinic in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah Sunday, April 6, 2003. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)




5 posted on 04/06/2003 12:05:51 PM PDT by finnman69 (!)
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To: rageaholic
Good news bump.
6 posted on 04/06/2003 12:06:51 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: finnman69
Wow.. too bad that photo can't be shown to the Arab world.. when are we going to take over the Iraqi TV?
7 posted on 04/06/2003 12:07:02 PM PDT by Zipporah
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To: Zipporah
My favorite is the Iraqis knocking down Saddam's statue in Karbala. So close to Baghdad.

If they tried that a month ago, they would have been executed instantly.
8 posted on 04/06/2003 12:08:54 PM PDT by finnman69 (!)
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To: finnman69
These are pictures of hope. God, take care of the souls we've lost and protect those still doing the job. With vision and moral clarity, the dumb drunken frat boy, the one who is just too stupid to be a leader, is changing the world. The right man at the right time, undoing the damage of the Clintonistas.
9 posted on 04/06/2003 12:10:59 PM PDT by doug from upland (Send Al Sharpton 5 bucks so he can wreak havoc in his party)
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To: finnman69
Bump in my name.
10 posted on 04/06/2003 12:12:54 PM PDT by Rocko
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To: doug from upland
I just posted these at indymedia and it crashed their site. LOL
11 posted on 04/06/2003 12:14:17 PM PDT by finnman69 (!)
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To: Zipporah
I think we will take over Iraqi TV when we are in full control of Iraq...if you think about it, it makes perfect sense for "Baghdad Bob" to keep on spewing his misinformation over the air, as Coalition troops drive through downtown Baghdad. This way the people can quickly see the lies their government is telling them and compare it to the obvious truth of the coalition forces they can see with their own eyes. This only encourages them to trust the US more and the Iraqi government less.
12 posted on 04/06/2003 12:14:47 PM PDT by Preech1 (This year, why not vacation in Maine...it's just like Canada, only without those annoying Canadians.)
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To: finnman69
indymedia has immediate censors there, that's why it takes so long to publish anything. They have people hooked up to computers so that anything they don't approve of won't be published.

If it's too inflammatory it won't be published at all. If it's just a tinge inflammatory it will be published under hidden posts.

Just a heads up for you.

13 posted on 04/06/2003 12:17:39 PM PDT by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: rageaholic
Meanwhile the Arab street in OTHER countries chant "death to America".

I was just watching the protesters on MSNBC; apparently people in other countries are against a war that the Iraqi people seem to be FOR.

It makes you wonder.

14 posted on 04/06/2003 12:20:48 PM PDT by Howlin (“We are in, and we’re staying put. Freedom is on the way.”)
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To: finnman69
With the roughly 25 million in Afghanistan and now the 25 million in Iraq, some 50 million people soon to enjoy freedom from oppression. Quite a legacy.
15 posted on 04/06/2003 12:21:27 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: finnman69
The statue coming down as almost as glorious as this ----


16 posted on 04/06/2003 12:22:28 PM PDT by doug from upland (Send Al Sharpton 5 bucks so he can wreak havoc in his party)
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To: finnman69
Thanks for posting these pictures. Our boys over there are doing an absoultely outstanding job. I cannot tell you how proud I am of them.
17 posted on 04/06/2003 12:22:34 PM PDT by Don'tMessWithTexas
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
The most important minds are those of the bright eyed and smiling boys who in 5 or 6 years will have the opportunity to begin acting on rememberances of how their lives changed. Older minds may not change much, but the pleasure of growing up without fear will be savored.
18 posted on 04/06/2003 12:22:55 PM PDT by bert (Don't Panic !)
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To: Howlin
apparently people in other countries are against a war that the Iraqi people seem to be FOR.

Yes, but scratch the surface and they are not against war, they are against the United States. Why? Because the mullah told them.

19 posted on 04/06/2003 12:23:27 PM PDT by rageaholic
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To: finnman69
Great. I don't think they appreciated it.
20 posted on 04/06/2003 12:23:52 PM PDT by doug from upland (Send Al Sharpton 5 bucks so he can wreak havoc in his party)
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
God bless the children of Iraq, and I think it would be hard not to love them. I hope that they are given complete freedom, that means freedom of speech, and freedom of religion. May they forever be free!
21 posted on 04/06/2003 12:24:21 PM PDT by tessalu
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To: finnman69
BUMP for the happy Iraqis! This kind of thing is way too under-reported!
22 posted on 04/06/2003 12:24:52 PM PDT by Ferret Fawcet
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To: finnman69
Many thanks for the magnificent pictures!
23 posted on 04/06/2003 12:25:01 PM PDT by maxwellp (Pray for American P.O.W.'s - We must get them back!)
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To: Trust but Verify
I pray, pray, pray these people never again have to live under such evil.

The only way a predominantly Muslim country has ever been able to keep from getting wrapped up in self-inflicted grief in modern times is with a system like Turkey's, where the government is secular. The "religion of peace" has a very mean side, and I hope Dubya recognizes this even if belatedly. I hope the new constitution categorically rules out not only a dictator but also any kind of theocratic rule or sharia law.

24 posted on 04/06/2003 12:27:54 PM PDT by The Red Zone
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To: rageaholic
Exactly. And the mullahs are against it because if their people get a wiff of freedom they might want it, too.

Freedom looks mighty good on satelite TV.
25 posted on 04/06/2003 12:29:25 PM PDT by Howlin (“We are in, and we’re staying put. Freedom is on the way.”)
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To: Howlin
All these pictures have brought tears to my eyes.
Thank you to our brave American soldiers.
26 posted on 04/06/2003 12:47:13 PM PDT by chicagolady
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To: doug from upland
I thought Berlin Wall II when I saw the Saddam statue coming down.
27 posted on 04/06/2003 12:52:04 PM PDT by finnman69 (!)
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To: finnman69
But...but...the Iraqi people won't know how to handle freedom! </sarcasm>
28 posted on 04/06/2003 1:05:56 PM PDT by GnL
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To: finnman69

*sniff* I love this photo.....
29 posted on 04/06/2003 1:18:07 PM PDT by 4mycountry (Anyone can be average---it takes something special to be weird. I am honored to be weird.)
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To: finnman69
Or the colonists when they pulled down the statue of King George 111! But I think that was probably either before the Rev. War, or just after it started.
30 posted on 04/06/2003 1:18:39 PM PDT by dsutah
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To: finnman69
ONE OF MY FAVORITES!

A soldier from the 422nd Civil Affairs Battalion and his new friend in a small village near Najaf, Iraq on April 02, 2003. The unit is in the town providing humanitarian assistance. The 422nd is in Iraq in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. OIF is the multinational effort to liberate the people of Iraq, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. (Released) (U.S. Army photo by SSG Kevin P. Bell)
31 posted on 04/06/2003 1:30:04 PM PDT by stlnative (Were it not for the brave…there'd be no land of the free.)
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To: brigette; cyncooper
My favorite, too, brigette!

Ping to you, cyn.
32 posted on 04/06/2003 1:34:02 PM PDT by EllaMinnow ("Dark days are coming for the Dark Side")
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To: dsutah
These pictures are proof that we are doing God's work!
THANKS for the post!
33 posted on 04/06/2003 1:35:15 PM PDT by e5man_r_u? (A Man's mission: Build, Protect, Provide)
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To: finnman69

This one gave me goosebumps! The civilians are being allowed to take part in their own trasnformation from a downtrodden people to a proud, liberated people. I'm so glad to see them participating in symbolic events like this!

34 posted on 04/06/2003 1:40:14 PM PDT by lsee
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To: finnman69
This is fantastic. Thank you for posting this.
35 posted on 04/06/2003 1:46:42 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat
Think of this every time the LW fruitloops tell you the Iraqis don't want to be liberated.
36 posted on 04/06/2003 1:47:49 PM PDT by finnman69 (!)
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To: Ciexyz

Having very little else to give, a flower of peace is offered.


37 posted on 04/06/2003 2:07:25 PM PDT by chainsaw
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To: finnman69
BTTT
38 posted on 04/06/2003 2:25:18 PM PDT by T. Buzzard Trueblood
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To: redlipstick
I love that picture!

They're all wonderful. Dr. Bob Arnot is an embed to follow and he is clearly charmed by the families he is meeting. The children seem very sweet.
39 posted on 04/06/2003 3:04:41 PM PDT by cyncooper ("Some of the Iraqis... 'told me they would commit suicide if American bombing didn't start.'")
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To: finnman69; MeeknMing; dansangel; sweetliberty; TheLion; Budge; rintense; Brad's Gramma; ohioWfan; ..
Bookmarked and ping!!
40 posted on 04/06/2003 3:05:00 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: N8VTXNinWV
Bump
41 posted on 04/06/2003 3:11:12 PM PDT by N8VTXNinWV (Proud supporter of Operation Iraqi Freedom!)
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To: nicmarlo
Thank you Nic...nice to 'see' you (-:
42 posted on 04/06/2003 3:21:24 PM PDT by firewalk
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To: BeforeISleep
Good to *see* you, too, BeforeISleep...hope all is well with ya....I'm fighting a cold or something....woke up today feeling worse than I went to bed.....but nothing to complain about when compared to what the Iraqi people have been subjected to (and our military). : )
43 posted on 04/06/2003 3:26:31 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: nicmarlo
Hope you kick that *cold or something* real soon (-:
44 posted on 04/06/2003 3:29:30 PM PDT by firewalk
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Thanks !

Baghdad Bob says
"U.S. Forces are not in Baghdad...er...wait a minute."

45 posted on 04/06/2003 3:44:15 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Saddam! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: 4mycountry
That's my favorite one too. Imagine how hard they had to look to find a flower.
46 posted on 04/06/2003 3:50:27 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: finnman69
Seeing all the people clamoring for food makes me wonder where did they get food before the war?

What did people do for a living besides fight for Saddam?

I get the sense the this country and the other oil-rich Arab countries are the equivalent to welfare states with almost everyone on the dole in one form or another.

47 posted on 04/06/2003 4:03:08 PM PDT by UnChained
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To: finnman69
To parapharse what was said to PFC Lynch, now to the liberated Iraqis:


"We are United States soldiers and we’re here to protect you...."
48 posted on 04/06/2003 4:11:59 PM PDT by Gamecock (As seen on Taglinus FreeRepublicus - 5th Edition)
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To: finnman69
BTTTTTTTTTTT
49 posted on 04/06/2003 7:31:59 PM PDT by Brad’s Gramma
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To: finnman69

Children enjoy a new swing as a US Navy soldier guard a playground during a visit by a US Navy admiral hours after a team of Seabees set up the playground in Umm Qasr, Iraq (news - web sites) Sunday April 6, 2003. The Seabees have started working with locals in repairing roads, setting up playgrounds and helping in the distribution of potable water in an effort to return life to normal, following two weeks of battles against Iraqi forces, which culminated in coalition forces invading and taking over the town. (AP Photo/Roberto Schmidt/Pool)

An Iraqi man hands down a box of cookies to others after a crowd of residents of Umm Qasr climbed on a US Navy truck that was carrying journalists and some day supplies during a day trip with Navy Seabees to this southern port town Sunday April 6, 2003. The Seabees have started working with locals in repairing roads, setting up playgrounds and helping in the distribution of potable water in an effort to return life to normal, following two weeks of battles against the Iraqi forces, which culminated in coalition forces invading and taking over the town. (AP PHOTO/Roberto Schmidt/POOL)

Iraqi children welcome British Royal Marines from 42 Commando as they drive into the heart of Basra, Iraq (news - web sites), Sunday, April 6, 2003. British forces made their deepest push yet into Basra, with a column of 40 armored personnel carriers rolling into the country's second-biggest city after a series of strikes on Saddam Hussein (news - web sites)'s loyalist defenders. (AP Photo/Jon Mills/Pool)
50 posted on 04/06/2003 8:10:28 PM PDT by finnman69 (!)
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