Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $78,509
Woo hoo!! And now less than $9.5k to go and only $700 to the yellow!! We can do this. Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: freeiraq

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Iraqi ambassador talks about life under Saddam

    11/02/2008 2:59:14 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies · 588+ views
    Yankton Media, Inc. ^ | October 31, 2008 | Randy Dockendorf
    The Iraqi ambassador to the United Nations told a University of South Dakota audience Wednesday Oct. 22 that he came to tell the story that most Americans don’t hear about his homeland. “I believe the American people have the right to hear what is going on in Iraq from an Iraqi perspective. You don’t hear it much,” Ambassador T. Hamid Al-Bayati told a packed room of about 200 in the Al Neuharth Media Center. Al-Bayati spent time as a prisoner of deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s regime. Saddam hired two people to kill Al-Bayati, who led Iraqi opposition in London...
  • FReeper Kristinn Taylor Reports from FREE Iraq

    11/06/2006 5:08:57 PM PST · by Impeach98 · 164 replies · 14,472+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | 11/06/2006 | Kristinn Taylor Reporting
    * Kristinn Taylor's Audio Report from Iraq - CLICK HERE TO LISTENKristinn's Written Dispatch from Monday, November 6, 2006: The families had an incredible day in Iraq today! In the morning, they met with American troops stationed outside Erbil. It was a very emotional meeting. One soldier is from the same town as one of our parents. Another mother arranged for the Gold Star flag to be delivered to the family of a soldier from one of the units stationed up here who was recently killed in action. The families presented the troops with a banner signed by Americans back...
  • Poll Numbers on Iraq You Haven't Seen

    09/27/2006 9:16:42 AM PDT · by Issaquahking · 11 replies · 1,045+ views
    "The Other Iraq" <KDC@RMRWest.Net> ^ | Mon, 18 Sep 2006 20:27:59 | Kurdistan Development Corporation
    IRAQ POLL: Kurds Grateful for U.S. SupportA delegation of Iraqi Kurdish officials is currently traveling through the United States right now. The mission is to build upon the great friendship between the Kurdish people and the United States of America.Most specifically, the people of Iraqi Kurdistan wish to invite American businesses to come and help invest in the rebuilding of Kurdistan. It's a win for the people of Iraqi Kurdistan to have help in building a brighter future, and it's a win for American businesses seeking promising new opportunities.We have launched an advertising campaign called "The Other Iraq" because...
  • Iraq al-Qaida Says Pope, West Are Doomed

    09/18/2006 10:54:20 PM PDT · by XR7 · 74 replies · 3,780+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/19/06 | Anna Johnson
    An al-Qaida-linked extremist group warned Pope Benedict XVI on Monday that he and the West were "doomed," as protesters raged across the Muslim world to demand more of an apology from the pontiff for his remarks about Islam and violence. The Mujahedeen Shura Council, an umbrella organization of Sunni Arab extremist groups that includes al-Qaida in Iraq, issued a statement on a Web forum vowing to continue its holy war against the West. The authenticity of the statement could not be independently verified. The group said Muslims would be victorious and addressed the pope as "the worshipper of the cross"...
  • Plane Crashes into World Trade Center

    09/11/2001 5:56:49 AM PDT · by hellinahandcart · 966 replies · 91,202+ views
    NewYork1 | 9/11/01
    Just in. I am looking at a picture of the WTC with smoke pouring out of the western tower. Looks like a huge amount of damage. Debris raining down on people in the street.
  • 9/11/2001 Remembrance Thread & Free Republic Archives from 9/11/2001

    09/11/2006 12:34:37 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 84 replies · 7,054+ views
    Free Republic Archives | September 11, 2001 | FReepers
    Here are some links from the FR archives in observance of the fifth anniversary of 9/11/2001 - Threads list of several breaking news items - Latest Articles The first post reporting the attacks by OldEconomyBuyer - World Trade Center Posted on the first anniversary - Associated Press newswire - September 11, 2001 - Chronology of news alerts, bulletins and flashes

    12/15/2005 12:24:09 PM PST · by alpha-8-25-02 · 25 replies · 453+ views
    12/15/05 | ALPHA-8-25-02
    Jeremiah 32:17 'Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You. (NKJV) Let this therefore be the first step, that a man depart from himself in order that he may apply the whole force of his ability in the service of the Lord. I call 'service' not only what lies in obedience to God's Word but what turns the mind of man, empty of its own carnal sense, wholly to the bidding of God's Spirit." - John Calvin, 'Institutes', III.vii.1 Psalms 23:1...
  • Text of the Draft Iraqi Constitution - 6 ~~

    08/24/2005 2:03:23 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies · 535+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | August 24, 2005 at 13:57:42 PDT | The Associated Press
    The complete text of the draft Iraqi Constitution, as translated from the Arabic by The Associated Press, part 6 of 12: PART TWO: THE EXECUTIVE AUTHORITY Article (64): The federal executive authority consists of the president of the republic and the Cabinet. It carries out its authorities based on the constitution and the law. FIRST, The President. Article (65): The president of the republic is the president of the country and the symbol of the nation's unity and represents the sovereignty of the country and oversees the guarantees of adherence to the constitution, the preservation of Iraq's independence and unity...
  • Never Forget.

    02/23/2005 8:37:13 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 194 replies · 18,695+ views
    Never Forget ^ | 2-23-05
    Please take the time to watch this video, we must remember those on September 11, 2001. We can never forget, and we can not let those who wish us to forget to let us forget. Please, take 15 minutes from freeping, this is bookmarked on my home page, Thank you FReepers. Indy.Never Forget. If you let it run past the video, there are many good quotes after.
  • Today's News from IRAQ that you DIDN'T hear from the Media

    07/06/2004 4:02:42 PM PDT · by BagCamAddict · 14 replies · 1,030+ views
    Iraq the Model ^ | 7-6-2004 | Omar
    -The security forces in Sulaimaniya aborted a suicide attack on " Al Sulaimaniya Palace" hotel when the attacker drove his car fast into the front of the hotel but the hotel guards were faster than him and opened their fire towards the car which resulted in failure of the attack and the death of the terrorist. (Radio Sawa) -In Diyala, another terrorist attack was carried by a Syrean [Syrian] suicide bomber who tried to break through the The barricade in front of the ICDC headquarters in Ba’aquba. The ICDC guards opened fire on the attacking car which resulted in the...
  • Fox News: Something BIG to happen in 30 minutes. The President in Iraq?? (Vanity)

    06/28/2004 3:43:57 AM PDT · by lainde · 184 replies · 373+ views
    Fox News "Fox and Friends" ^ | 6-28-04 | lainde
    My first vanity. Hope I don't look like an idiot in a few minutes. But steve Doocy said stay tuned this will be "BIG"!
  • Small Rally With Big Message for Troops (FR mentioned)

    03/14/2004 6:22:59 AM PST · by kristinn · 21 replies · 278+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, March 14, 2004 | Denise Barnes
    <p>Undaunted by blustery March winds, a small-but-determined group rallied on the Mall yesterday to cheer and show support for American troops serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and trouble spots around the world.</p> <p>The two-hour "Support Our Troops Rally" began at noon and drew about 50 people. The group waved American flags and listened to a series of short speeches by representatives of groups such as the Blue Star Mothers of America Inc., the sponsor of the rally, Rolling Thunder, Free Iraq, the Congress of Racial Equality, the D.C. Chapter of Free Republic and Operation Free Spike Inc.</p>
  • General Says Coalition Forces Winning Iraqis' Hearts, Minds

    01/13/2004 8:24:08 AM PST · by Calpernia · 7 replies · 181+ views
    Special to American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan. 13, 2004 | By Senior Master Sgt. Gene LaDoucer, USAF
    While overwhelming force brought a quick end to major combat operations in Iraq, it's the coalition's ability to win over it's the country's people that ultimately will lead to a free Iraq, U.S. Central Command's deputy commander said here Jan. 12. During the first of three stops in a daylong tour of military bases in Iraq, Air Force Lt. Gen. Lance Smith spoke highly of the efforts of U.S. forces in establishing security and stability in Iraq. He also was quick to praise the efforts of Iraqis who have stepped forward to turn in weapons and identify anti-coalition forces. "The...
  • Documenting the capture of Saddam Hussein

    12/15/2003 8:36:15 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 89 replies · 5,920+ views
    Winning Iraqi Freedom Site ^ | December 15, 2003 | Jeff Head
     HOME    ABOUT    WARFARE    MAPS    WELCOME    RELIEF    SPEECHES    PROTESTS    MEMORIAL  VICTORY      LINKS  STAMPS Saddam Hussein Captured On December 13th, 2003, nine months after coalition forces invaded Iraq to end the threat of Saddam Hussein's Ba'athist regime...and seven and one-half months after major combat operations ended, Saddam Hussein, hiding in a dank hole, dishevealed and unkempt, was captured by US 4th Infantry Division forces. These pictures show where he was captured, his condition upon capture and after he was cleaned up, the coalition force announcement in Iraq, the jubilation amongst Iraqis,...
  • FREEPER'S FRIEND'S DAUGHTER UPDATE: Song for soldier pal earns national note

    04/27/2003 1:18:15 AM PDT · by ppaul · 28 replies · 384+ views
    CNN ^ | 4/27/03 | Associated Press
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) -- When Rachel Loy sat down to write a song about her friend serving in Iraq, she thought that it could become an anthem for people whose loved ones were fighting in the war.</p> <p>But the 20-year-old college student quickly jettisoned the idea.</p>
  • 13 Points Agreed for New Iraqi Government

    04/15/2003 12:57:23 PM PDT · by Retrofire · 53 replies · 1,244+ views
    Sky News ^ | 04/15/2003 | Sky News
    REBUILDING PLAN AGREED Free Iraqis have drawn up a 13-point plan to rebuild their country following the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime. The plan was agreed at US-hosted talks at Ur, the birthplace of the biblical prophet Abraham. The delegates also voted to meet again in 10 days' time. In a statement they said a future Iraqi government must be democratic, no leader must be imposed from outside, and the Baath party must be dissolved. As the meeting began, hundreds marched through the streets of nearby Nasiriyah protesting about US involvement in their country's future. They were concerned that the...
  • Twisted hulk is Saddam's testament - Scorched and bomb-blasted pathetic defiant symbols of Saddam

    04/10/2003 10:51:06 AM PDT · by ppaul · 8 replies · 454+ views
    BBC ^ | 4/11/03 | Tom Newton Dunn
    Twisted hulk is Saddam's testament By Tom Newton Dunn In Basra Scorched and bomb-blasted, it is one of the last pathetic defiant symbols of Saddam Hussein's sunken regime. The Iraqi tyrant's massive presidential yacht is still afloat, and drifting aimlessly with the tide on the Shatt-al-Arab waterway beside Basra's dockyards. Local bystanders counted 16 different bombs, shells and missiles - dropped from the air and fired from the ground - plough into it during the two-week siege of Iraq's second city. But no matter how hard the coalition tried, they still couldn't sink it. Nonetheless, the invaders' psychological point...
  • A Message from the War: Tell your children

    04/07/2003 3:28:48 PM PDT · by Utah Girl · 15 replies · 483+ views
    NRO ^ | 4/7/2003 | Susan Konig
    Our kids know America is doing a noble thing in Iraq. They know about brave PFC Lynch and her rescuers. About Coalition soldiers giving chocolate to Iraqi kids. About statues of Saddam Hussein being toppled. About water and food coming in by the ton to aid suffering Iraqis. We can't tell them everything because they are all under nine. How do you explain the hunt for a man like Chemical Ali, who gassed the Kurds? Or the discovery of a warehouse filled with human remains, where atrocities were committed and photographed for posterity? Or about a pregnant woman blowing herself...
  • TAKE A COALITION VACATION! Why spend tourist dollars on Germany or France?

    04/04/2003 4:01:59 AM PST · by ppaul · 19 replies · 381+ views
    Forbes ^ | 4/4/03 | Christina Valhouli
    Travel FeatureTake A Coalition Vacation!Christina Valhouli The news these days is full of the Iraq war and the impact it is having on travel. The airlines have just been awarded a $3 billion rescue package by Congress to stave off bankruptcy, and hotels around the world are watching advance reservations evaporate like water in the Iraqi desert. But for intrepid--and patriotic--Americans who are still looking to go on holiday overseas in coming months, this might be the year to take a pass on countries like France or Germany. Click here for slide show To be sure, Paris is always...
  • NAVY Corpsman convinces mom not to join peace protest

    03/29/2003 9:59:43 AM PST · by ppaul · 16 replies · 356+ views
    Las Vegas Review-Journal & ^ | 3/29/03 | Lonnie J. Smith, USN
                Letter to Mom     Claim:   Navy corpsman's e-mail dissuades his mother from attending anti-war demonstration. Status:   True.Example:   [Collected on the Internet, 2003] Dear Mom, It's really your decision to march if you want to or not. You are the one who has to decide if what we are doing out here is right or not. My opinion is not yours. I do, however, have things I would like for you and Grandma and everyone else at home to know. I am a United States soldier. I was sworn to...
  • New allies on front line: the media, the military

    03/29/2003 2:45:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies · 603+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | March 27, 2003 | GLENN GARVIN
    Forget the incessant talk of TOW missiles and M-1 tanks and electromagnetic bombs. The most potent weapon in the Pentagon's arsenal in this war so far may be the news media. Erasing in a single stroke more than three decades of barely controlled mutual hostility, the U.S. military has turned the press into an ally, not just embracing coverage of the war but using it as a major element of its so-called shock-and-awe campaign. Reversing a long trend of restricting wartime access to military operations, the Pentagon has allowed 600 reporters to travel with American troops -- and the British...
  • A 4th Grader Writes to Soldiers (VANITY - WONDERFUL)

    03/27/2003 6:53:24 PM PST · by LibertyThug · 58 replies · 492+ views
    4th Grade Student | 3/27/03 | LibertyThug
    This is my first time posting a thread, but this will make you feel wonderful. I teach at a low-income school in CA and we wrote the soldiers letters of support. It is unedited. Dear Soldier, I know what you are doing is good. But, don't forget it is for our rights. I hope you survive and come home safe. When you leave I will say a prayer and here it is.When the sun goes down and everyone is sleeping, if I hear a sound like things around me creeping, I look at the American flag and tell myself not...
  • Firefighters Driven From Iraq Oil Fields

    03/25/2003 9:51:27 PM PST · by ppaul · 7 replies · 444+ views ^ | 3/26/03 | Patrick McDowell
    KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- Fighting around the southern Iraq oil fields that U.S.-led forces had previously thought were secure has driven out civilian firefighters trying to put out the oil well blazes, the top firefighter said Monday. ``It's not nearly as safe as they said it was,'' said Brian Krause, vice president and senior blowout specialist for Houston-based Boots and Coots. ``We're kind of sitting ducks out there.'' The Iraqi resistance in the oil fields challenges U.S. claims that southern Iraq is quickly falling under allied control. U.S. Marines declared the southern Rumailah oil fields in Iraq unsafe for journalists...
  • BREAKING: NEW "Support the Troops" SONG - "The Same Man" by Rachel Loy

    03/22/2003 5:28:22 AM PST · by ppaul · 15 replies · 649+ views ^ | 3/22/03 | Rachel Loy
    :: Listen to "The Same Man" by Rachel Loy HERE.Rachel Loy
  • "Shock and Awe" Begins

    03/21/2003 9:19:31 AM PST · by Enemy Of The State · 849 replies · 14,520+ views
    FOX NEWS TV | 3.21.03
    Fox subtite just announces that the "Shock and Awe" has begun!
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 03/20/03 Part 2-Baghdad,Kuwait,Royal Navy

    03/20/2003 4:09:32 PM PST · by Diogenesis · 90 replies · 818+ views
    The Usual Suspects | 3/20/03 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 03/20/03 - Part 2 Baghdad,Kuwait, USS Bunker Hill, USS Donald Cook, USS Kitty Hawk BREAKING: Baghdad burns is surgical strikes BREAKING: Kuwait, Incoming missiles which Blix said Iraq did not have BREAKING: USS Bunker Hill, USS Donald Cook, USS Kitty Hawk, Black Knights, Royal Navy BREAKING: Heroes everywhere =========== Royal Navy fires Tomahawk Land Attack Missile =========== A Royal Navy Tomahawk Land Attack Missile is launched at a target in Iraq, as seen through the periscope of the firing submarine, ========= USS Bunker Hill ========= On the USS Bunker Hill, Tomahawks leaves...
  • AMERICA ATTACKED: Online FReeper library - Post your links to memorial sites, photos, videos, etc.

    09/20/2001 3:57:02 PM PDT · by ppaul · 244 replies · 16,574+ views
    With so many memorial sites, graphics, photos, videos, flash movies, etc. proliferating on the internet since the 9-11 attack on America, it is almost impossible to keep track of them all. The purpose of this thread is to provide a convenient archive for posterity. Use this thread to post links to any sites you have found particulary memorable or that would be of interest to other FReepers. (Please post your comments and the links only to save bandwidth).
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 03/21/03-Convoy, Oil fires, surrender at Umm Qasr,

    03/21/2003 4:48:33 AM PST · by Diogenesis · 100 replies · 813+ views
    DOD, IraqiTV, Yahoo, AP, Reuters, and the usual suspects | 3/21/03 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 03/21/03 -Convoy into southern Iraq, Oil fires, American and UK heroes (and other Allies) everywhere, Umm Qasr, surrendering Iraqis BREAKING: Convoy into southern Iraq BREAKING: Oil fires - New War Crimes of Saddam BREAKING: American and UK heroes (and other allies) everywhere BREAKING: Umm Qasr surrendering Iraqis ========= Kuwait-Iraq border ========= Heroes everywhere moving through the Kuwait-Iraq border. Heroes fly.Cobra helicopters through the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) which separates Kuwait and Iraq. Marine heroes crossing the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Heroes of the 3rd Infantry Division advance into southern Iraq. Heroes of the US...
  • (Excellent arguments) Humanitarian Causes Point to War -- Deconstructing Terror

    03/21/2003 6:57:41 AM PST · by doug from upland · 222+ views
    Johns Hopkins Newsletter ^ | 3-2003 | Jonathon Snow
    Humanitarian causes point to warDeconstructing Terror by Jonathan Snow March 07, 2003 Last week, Hopkins PROTECT (Pursuit of Realistic Options To Effectively Combat Terrorism) and Amnesty International cosponsored a speech by Qubad Talabany, the Deputy Representative of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) to Washington. Talabany came to Hopkins to speak about human rights abuses in Iraq, Saddam's ties to terrorists and the future of democracy in the region. The picture painted by the speech was enlightening. Too often the views of the Iraqi people are lost amidst the rhetoric from both sides of the war issue. Presentations like those...
  • President Clinton explains Iraq strike (FLASHBACK to 1998, worth reading)

    03/20/2003 12:45:54 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 19 replies · 1,235+ views
    CNN ^ | Dec. 16, 1998 | Bill Clinton
    <p>CLINTON: Good evening.</p> <p>Earlier today, I ordered America's armed forces to strike military and security targets in Iraq. They are joined by British forces. Their mission is to attack Iraq's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors.</p>
  • NBC: Saddam was having a meeting with his Generals; Bunker Buster bomb was dropped... [Drudge]

    03/19/2003 8:36:24 PM PST · by xm177e2 · 94 replies · 669+ views
    MSNBC via Drudge ^ | 03/19/03 | Alex Johnson and Kari Huus
    A senior U.S. official said the raids in and around Baghdad had been intended as “extensive prepping of the battlefield” in the no-fly zone in the south of the country. But the attack was ramped up after U.S. intelligence spotted what was termed a “target of opportunity,” described as a “senior or very senior member of the Iraqi regime.” U.S. officials told Miklaszewski that the target was Saddam himself. They would not say whether the attack, in which F-117s dropped mammoth GBU-27 “bunker buster” bombs, was successful.
  • CBS Radio: 2 Iraqi Divisions Negotiating Surrender

    03/19/2003 8:43:11 PM PST · by Professional · 69 replies · 536+ views
    CBS Radio Kiro 710 Seattle | 3/19/03 | Professional
    They have brought it up twice, even mentioned the number of the divisions. Sorry for not catching the #'s I'll keep posting if they bring it up a third time.
  • TEXT of President's Address/Bush says U.S.-led forces begin Iraq attack

    03/19/2003 7:49:27 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 385+ views
    Reuters | Wednesday, March 19, 2003
    TEXT-Bush says U.S.-led forces begin Iraq attack WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - Following is the text of remarks on Wednesday by U.S. President George W. Bush on the early stages of an attack on Iraq: My fellow citizens, at this hour American and coalition forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm Iraq, to free its people and to defend the world from grave danger. On my orders, coalition forces have begun striking selected targets of military importance to undermine Saddam Hussein's ability to wage war. These are opening stages of what will be a broad and...
  • Iraq recruits suicide army from neighboring states (al-Qaeda alert)

    03/19/2003 11:31:33 AM PST · by Angelus Errare · 33 replies · 465+ views
    World Tribune ^ | 3/19/03 | World Tribune
    Iraq recruits suicide army from neighboring states SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COM Wednesday, March 19, 2003 LONDON — Iraq has mobilized thousands of Islamic volunteers from nearby countries for suicide missions in defense of the Saddam Hussein regime.. Iraqi opposition and Western diplomatic sources said the Islamic volunteers were recruited by Iraqi intelligence agents in Jordan and inspired by Al Qaida and its war against the United States. They said the volunteers have been given a range of duties by Iraqi security forces. They include digging trenches in and around Baghdad and filling them with oil to block the path of...
  • Iraqi Soldiers Surrender on Kuwaiti Border

    03/19/2003 10:13:25 AM PST · by goldylight · 6 replies · 312+ views
    fox news ^ | Wednesday, March 19, 2003 | AP
    <p>KUWAIT CITY  — Fifteen Iraqis surrendered to American forces at the Iraqi-Kuwaiti border on Wednesday, a U.S. Army officer said.</p> <p>Capt. Darren Theriault of the headquarters company of the 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division told journalists with the unit that the Iraqis had been turned over to Kuwaiti custody.</p>
  • Mass desertions weaken Iraqi defences

    03/19/2003 10:26:43 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 95 replies · 409+ views
    Times of London ^ | 3/19/03 | David Sharrock in Northern Kuwait
    Masses of Iraqi soldiers are deserting and senior members of President Saddam Hussein's ruling family circle are defecting as the countdown to a British and US invasion reaches its final hours. In northern Iraq, on the border with Kurdistan, up to three-quarters of some Iraqi regiments have already fled. In the mainly Shia Muslim south, Kuwaiti border guards are having to turn Iraqi soldiers back - telling them that they must wait until an attack begins before they can surrender. And in a highly significant development in Baghdad a half-brother of President Saddam, who is regarded as the dictator's closest...
  • First Iraqis surrender

    03/19/2003 9:38:12 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies · 415+ views
    Agence France-Presse, Via Austrailian News ^ | 3-20-03 | From correspondents in the Northern Kuwaiti desert
    March 20, 2003 FIFTEEN Iraqi soldiers have crossed the border into Kuwait and surrendered to US troops, a US officer said. The 15 were handed over to Kuwaiti police after laying down their arms and giving up, said Captain Darrin Theriault, headquarters company commander of the First Brigade of the US Army's Third Infantry Division. The surrenders came amid the 48-hour ultimatum given by President George W. Bush to Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein to leave his country or face a massive attack. Bahrain reportedly offered sanctuary to Saddam today in a last-ditch bid to avert a US-led war.
  • WA Puget Sound FReepers RALLY FOR AMERICA (Sat March 22)

    03/15/2003 9:00:13 PM PST · by Libertina · 30 replies · 588+ views
    Libertina PS Chapter FR | March 15, 2003 | Libertina
    The Puget Sound Chapter of Free Republic announces its proud participation in the national RALLY FOR AMERICA, which will be held across the country on the Liberty Weekend of March 22 -23, 2003. These are family friendly patriotic rallies for America. Brings your friends, family, neighbors, and kids! STAND UP FOR AMERICA!RALLY FOR AMERICA BUMP Support Our Troops. Support Our President. Support Our Country. Saturday March 22, 2003 11:00 AMThe Puget Sound Chapter rallies will take place on Saturday, March 22, 11:00 AM, at the entrance to Camp Murray at Ft. Lewis and also in Bellevue (corners of N.E. 4th...
  • Schoolhouse rock gets patriotic paint

    03/14/2003 4:00:48 PM PST · by utvolsfan13 · 49 replies · 1,272+ views
    The Northern Virginia Journal ^ | 03/14/2003 | Kevin Sharp
    Schoolhouse rock gets patriotic paint By ANDREI BLAKELY Journal staff writer The symbolic message rock resting near the flagpoles at West Potomac High School has assumed what the students who recently painted it called a ``pro-war" stance. On Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, 10 upperclassmen at the school used paint brushes, rollers and the illumination of car headlights to paint a U.S. flag and pro-war messages on the large oval rock. My friends and I painted the rock at our school the other day. On the other side it says "Give Self Defense a Chance" and it also says...

    03/02/2003 7:44:04 PM PST · by comwatch · 34 replies · 446+ views
    C-Span Proggramming ^ | Sunday, March 2, 2003 | Dave Jenest
    This is probably redundant... but just in case....Patriot Rally for AmericaIn case you missed it or don't have cable...Playing again on C-Span Click image to watch at the appointed hour. 01:55 am2:34 (est.) RallyPatriot Rally for America Free RepublicRobert K. Dornan , R, CaliforniaBlanquita Cullum , America's Voice It also appears that C-Span will sell copies of the programRally Patriot Rally for America Free Republic Washington, District of Columbia (United States)ID: 175314 - 03/01/2003 - 2:40 - $90.00Dornan, Robert K., U.S. Representative, R, CaliforniaCullum, Blanquita, Talk Show Host, America's VoiceMartin, Kevin, Director, African American Republican Leadership Council, Government AffairsTrulock, Notra, Associate Editor,...
  • Few seem to care about democracy for Iraq

    02/28/2003 7:17:52 AM PST · by Valin · 4 replies · 275+ views
    Mpls (red)Star Tribune / New York Times ^ | 2/28/03 | Thomas L. Friedman
    <p>William Rees-Mogg, former editor of the Times of London, raised a very important question in an essay he wrote after watching the recent, massive antiwar demonstrations in Europe. Referring to the various banners carried by protesters, he noted: "There was, I thought, one slogan which was missing. There were quite a number which called for 'Freedom for Palestine,' [but] I looked in vain for one which called for 'Freedom for Iraq.' . . . None of the speakers expressed any wish to free Iraq. . . ."</p>
  • TV Advertising PRO America

    02/20/2003 7:35:02 AM PST · by goodnesswins · 54 replies · 627+ views
    KVI Radio, Seattle, WA | 3/19/03 | Me
    KVI570, a Seattle radio station is raising money to place ads in support of President Bush (and America)....and against the likes of Susan with a pledge, or call 1-888-312-5757 or send a check to KVI570 at 1809 7th Ave Ste 200 ...Seattle, WA 98101 ....they've raised over $8,000 just this morning. The station is paying the production costs, so anything else is for air TIME.
  • TAKIN' IT TO THE STREETS - March 1, 2003 in Washington, DC and Across the USA !!

    02/17/2003 9:28:30 AM PST · by tgslTakoma · 109 replies · 1,439+ views
    self | February 17, 2003 | tgsltakoma
    This past weekend I was thrilled to read the accounts here on FR of all the rallies, large and small, that my hardy fellow FReepers organized or participated in across the country.It was a great effort and you made a difference. At a bare minimum, these "Support Our Troops" rallies gave a morale boost to law enforcement officers on the scene and to our fellow citizens who came in contact with us. While the rallies were not the main story, our message was picked up and reported on in various media outlets, letting families of servicemembers know that patriotic Americans...
  • DFU SONG: From Me to You (watch out, Saddam) 10-10-02

    10/10/2002 5:56:39 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 1 replies · 349+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES | 10-2002 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - FROM ME TO YOU Diplomatically if we can Militarily if we must Iraq, you are warned…you must give up your arms Or you'll be turned to dust Diplomatically if we can Militarily if we must So, Saddam Hussein, better make up your mind We're set to make the bust Many years you've been obstructing things…that will no longer pass 'Cause we have a real leader who…replaced a horse's *ss Diplomatically if we can Militarily if we must Too bad for you guys…the adults are in charge Your word we will not trust (la la la la la...