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  • Saddam Captured Alive, Iraq Official Says(Paul Bremer notified him)

    12/14/2003 2:57:52 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 58 replies · 313+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | Sun, Dec 14, 2003
    Saddam Captured Alive, Iraq Official Says 4 minutes ago BAGHDAD, Iraq - Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) has been captured alive in his hometown of Tikrit, a member of the U.S.-appointed Governing Council said Sunday. Council member Dara Noor al-Din told The Associated Press that the council was informed of the former dictator's capture in a telephone call from L. Paul Bremer, the U.S. administrator for Iraq (news - web sites). "Bremer has confirmed to the Governing Council that Saddam was captured in Tikrit," Noor al-Din said. "He spoke on the phone to several members, including Ahmad Chalabi." Chalabi...
  • Email: Saddam may have been captured [Has now been confirmed by DNA testing]

    12/14/2003 2:01:05 AM PST · by Gigantor · 234 replies · 5,514+ views
    Unconfirmed source -
    Unconfirmed source - Iranian News Source quoting Kurdish news
  • Iraqi Kurdish ruler: Saddam Hussein captured in Tikrit

    12/14/2003 2:01:41 AM PST · by yonif · 536 replies · 927+ views
    Haaretz News Ticker ^ | 12/14/2003 | SKY NEWS
    Iraqi Kurdish ruler: Saddam Hussein captured in Tikrit (Sky News)
  • SADDAM CAPTURED - Tony Blair's Reaction

    12/14/2003 3:18:11 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 57 replies · 518+ views
    SADDAM CAPTURED Tony Blair has confirmed that former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has been captured alive in his home town of Tikrit. Mr Blair said in a statement that Saddam was seized last night at around 3am this morning.The British Prime Minister said the arrest "removes the shadow" of his return from Iraq and "gives an opportunity for Saddam to be tried in Iraqi courts".Reports say Saddam was "dug out of a cellar" from a house in a poverty-stricken area during a raid by US forces, backed by Kurdish troops.It is claimed that DNA tests have been carried out and...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 14 Dec 2003

    12/14/2003 5:34:30 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 290 replies · 327+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 14 Dec 2003 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, December 14th, 2003 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. John F. Kerry (D-MA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Julie L. Gerberding.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-CT) and former Virginia governor James Gilmore (R). FACE THE NATION (CBS): Rep. Richard A. Gephardt (D-MO). THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Zell Miller (D-GA), Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-NY), former senator Bill Bradley (D-NJ), former New York governor Mario Cuomo (D) and Joe Trippi, manager of the Democratic presidential campaign of Howard Dean.LATE EDITION (CNN)...
  • Saddam Captured Newsconference occuring NOW [Live Thread]

    12/14/2003 3:19:27 AM PST · by bonesmccoy · 1,625 replies · 8,681+ views
    CNN ^ | 12-14-03 | CNN
    CNN anchor now reports news conference due at 4 AM PST/7AM EST
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 12/14/03- Saddam Captured,Tikrit,memo

    12/14/2003 5:57:04 AM PST · by Diogenesis · 182 replies · 7,549+ views
    Yahoo, AP, Reuters, and the usual suspects | 12/14/03 | President Bush and The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 12/14/03 - Tikrit, Saddam caught, Baghdad, Najaf, link to Atta BREAKING: Tikrit, Iraq - Saddam caught BREAKING: Baghdad - Bremer confirms capture of Saddam BREAKING: Baghdad - Letter found linking al Qaeda and Saddam BREAKING: Iraq - Iraqis cheer capture of Saddam BREAKING: Najaf - more mass graves QFN ==== YE OLDE QUAGMIRE-FREE NEWS ========= Tikrit ========= OPERATION "RED DAWN" - Saddam's caputure by the 4th ID, at 8 PM on 12/13/03 in Tikrit. Three cheers for Teams Wolverine 1 and Wolverine 2 Saddam was hiding in a 6x8 foot spider-hole. The...
  • U.S. forces capture Saddam Hussein at remote farmhouse near Tikrit, Iraq [DoD]

    12/14/2003 6:43:44 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 129 replies · 5,764+ views
    DoD ^ | Dec. 14, 2003
    SADDAM CAPTUREDTroops from the 4th Infantry Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team captured former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein without incident Dec. 13. Saddam was found hiding in a storehouse at a remote farmhouse near Tikrit, Iraq. U.S. forces capture Saddam Hussein at remote farmhouse near Tikrit, Iraq WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2003 -- “We got him.” U.S. Ambassador L. Paul Bremer II announced in Baghdad, Iraq, at about 7 a.m. this morning. “Saddam Hussein was captured Saturday, Dec. 13, at about 8:30 p.m. local time, in a cellar in the town of Adwar, which is about 15 kilometers south of Tikrit.”...
  • BUSH TO ADDRESS NATION RE SADDAM AT 12:15 EST (Live Thread)

    12/14/2003 8:37:26 AM PST · by RobFromGa · 517 replies · 4,628+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 12/14/03 | Fox News
    <p>Bush to address nation from White House at noon EST, 9am Pacific.</p>
  • Large Explosion in Downtown Baghdad

    12/14/2003 9:31:47 AM PST · by fhayek · 61 replies · 236+ views
    Fox News | 12/14/03
    Just reported. Large explosion at just about the same time as Bush completed his address.
  • Saddam Hussein 'arrested in Iraq'

    12/14/2003 3:01:10 AM PST · by F14 Pilot · 35 replies · 285+ views
    BBC ^ | Sunday, 14 December, 2003 | BBC
    Ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has been arrested in Iraq, according to unconfirmed reports. He was detained in his ancestral home town of Tikrit, Iraqi Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani said on the official Iranian news agency IRNA. The US Defence Department said it had no confirmation of the report. Saddam Hussein is the most wanted man on the list issued by US authorities but has not been seen since Baghdad fell to US forces in April. Intensive search A spokeswoman for US-led coalition forces in Baghdad said that a "very important" announcement would be made at a news conference at...
  • CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    12/14/2003 3:35:42 AM PST · by section9 · 59 replies · 345+ views
    The Usual Suspects ^ | 12/14/2003 | Me, just me
    Congratulations to the Officers and Men of the U.S. 4th Infantry Division, "Ivy", and their comrades in the Kurdish Peshmergha, on the event of the capture of Saddam al-Hussein. Well done, gentlemen. Cigars all around. Be Seeing You, Chris
  • Paul Bremer - "The Tyrant is a Prisoner" Saddam's decades of terror are over.

    12/14/2003 4:25:32 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 55 replies · 884+ views
    7:12 EST. Paul Bremmer confirmed Saddam has been captured and his days of tormenting the Iraqi people are "gone forever." Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, US Commander in Iraq announced Saddam Hussein was captured in "Operation Red Dawn" and was cooperating with coalition forces. 4th ID, 1st Brigade, Raider Brigade, led by Col Jim Hickey led the raid with approximately 600 men. Saddam was found at the bottom of a "spider hole" - six to eight feet deep with just enough space to lie down in. Saddam gave up with no resistence. There was $750,000, two AK47's and a yellow taxi cab...
  • Schroeder congratulates Bush

    12/14/2003 5:48:42 AM PST · by GeneD · 43 replies · 268+ views
    <p>German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, who opposed the U.S.-led war, wrote to George W. Bush saying: "With great happiness I have learnt of the capture of Saddam Hussein. I congratulate you on the successful mission.</p> <p>"Saddam Hussein has brought unspeakable suffering over his own people and the whole region. I hope that with his capture the efforts of the international community to the reconstruction and stabilization of Iraq will be furthered."</p>
  • 'We knew death awaited us'

    12/14/2003 5:57:53 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 11 replies · 235+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 14 December 2003 | Betty Heil
    <p>HILLA, Iraq -- Just past a cold, cloudy midnight in March 1991, Abdelraheem Ali Moussa -- blindfolded, hands bound -- stumbled onboard a stolen Kuwaiti bus. With 30 men, women and children, he was driven to a field behind Mahaweel Republican Brick Factory, where everyone was shot. The others died. Moussa survived.</p>
  • Kabul: Too Early to Talk About Osama After Saddam

    12/14/2003 6:04:22 AM PST · by GeneD · 5 replies · 91+ views
    KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan welcomed news of Saddam Hussein's capture Sunday, but said it was too early to say if it might lead to stepped up efforts to find elusive al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. The whereabouts of bin Laden, the man accused of masterminding the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, are not known, but Pakistani and Afghan officials have said he may be hiding in rugged border regions. Asked to comment on a U.S. announcement of Saddam's capture near his hometown of Tikrit, Afghan government spokesman Javid Loodin said: "It is positive news. It's a...
  • Americans pleased with Saddam capture

    12/14/2003 7:29:37 AM PST · by kattracks · 16 replies · 88+ views
    AP | 12/14/03
    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago cab driver James John was jarred from his early morning doldrums Sunday by the news on the radio: Saddam Hussein had been captured. "Oh my God," he said to himself as he drove. It was shortly after 4 a.m. CST and the 21-year-old was among the first Americans to hear the news. As many Iraqis celebrated in the streets of Baghdad and other cities, many here shook their heads in approval. "It's a good thing. He was a bad man," John said as he filled his cab's tank at a gas station. Michael Gonzales, 48, of...
  • Arab Americans in southeastern Mich. celebrate Saddam's capture

    12/14/2003 7:32:33 AM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 13 replies · 395+ views
    ap ^ | 12-14-03
    Arab Americans in southeastern Mich. celebrate Saddam's capture The Associated Press 12/14/2003, 9:42 a.m. ET DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Alaa Alkhafaji dashed out from behind the counter and turned up the sound on the television. A reporter on Al Jazeera then confirmed what Alkhafaji was just told: Saddam Hussein had been captured in Iraq. Alkhafaji, his eyes still wide with amazement, began dialing the telephone at the Alzawraa Cafe in Dearborn. He wanted to break the news to everybody he knew. Elsewhere in this heavily Arab Detroit suburb, residents took to the streets in celebration as they did eight months...
  • CAPTION THIS!! (The Prisoner)

    12/14/2003 7:58:33 AM PST · by Alouette · 186 replies · 6,869+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Dec. 14, 2003 | AP, Reuters
  • Wash Postie: Saddam Small Potatoes Compared to Osama

    12/14/2003 7:37:48 AM PST · by kattracks · 69 replies · 160+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 12/14/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    It didn't take long for reporters hostile to President Bush to begin spinning the news of Saddam Hussein's capture. "The one thing to remember is that, even though we've got Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden is still out there," complained Washington Post reporter Robin Wright on NBC's "Meet the Press." "And in many ways he's far more dangerous than Saddam Hussein was," she added. On the same program, Time Magazine columnist Joe Klein suggested that another 9/11 attack could revitalize Democrat hopes of defeating Bush next November. "This election, more than any other I've covered, is out of the hands...
  • World leaders welcome Hussein's capture (Yemen-He disappointed a lot of us, he's a coward.)

    12/14/2003 7:54:55 AM PST · by kattracks · 24 replies · 95+ views
    AP | 12/14/03 | BETH GARDINER
    LONDON (AP) — World leaders including the Iraq war's most prominent opponents welcomed Saddam Hussein's capture, saying it brought a long-awaited end to the career of a brutal dictator and could mark the beginning of peace in Iraq. The U.S. military announced that a bearded Saddam was detained without resistance in a hole on a farm near his hometown of Tikrit, ending one of the most intense manhunts in history. "Where his rule meant terror and division and brutality, let his capture bring about unity, reconciliation and peace," Prime Minister Tony Blair said. "Saddam is gone from power. He won't...
  • (Tikrit) Iraqis subdued, U.S. troops jubilant

    12/14/2003 8:04:32 AM PST · by kattracks · 32 replies · 145+ views
    Reuters | 12/14/03 | Joseph Logan and Robin Pomeroy
    TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqis at the hometown of Saddam Hussein are in sombre mood after news of his arrest, but U.S. troops in the town are jubilant. While most Iraqis in other parts of Iraq rejoiced after hearing Saddam was arrested by U.S. forces just south of Tikrit, residents of the town near where Saddam was born clearly thought his arrest on Sunday was the result of betrayal and a major blow. "Today is the day that Iraq was defeated not in April," Hamid, a barber, told Reuters in Tikrit. U.S.-led forces toppled Saddam in April and forced him...
  • Iraqi joy overflows onto streets, fills air with crackle of bullets

    12/14/2003 8:27:39 AM PST · by kattracks · 25 replies · 194+ views
    Agence France-Presse. | 12/14/03
    Iraqis celebrated the capture of fallen dictator Saddam Hussein in traditional style, blasting away with their favourite weapons pointed to the skies and folk dancing in the streets. As news spread across the country that ex-president Saddam Hussein had been captured alive near his hometown Tikrit, prolonged bursts of gun fire, automatic weapons, pistols and heavier calibres filled the air in Baghdad. "It's a great joy for the Iraqi people because a great dictator has been arrested," interim Governing Council member Mahmud Othman told AFP. In central Fardous Square, people threw old bank notes bearing Saddam's face into the air....
  • Palestinians mark 'black day' of Saddam capture

    12/14/2003 8:50:18 AM PST · by kattracks · 56 replies · 584+ views
    Reuters | 12/14/03 | Mohammed Assadi
    RAMALLAH, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Disbelief and gloom seized many Palestinians on Sunday at news of Saddam Hussein's capture as Israel fired off a telegram of congratulations to Washington. The former Iraqi ruler was a hero to many Palestinians for his stand against Israel and its U.S. ally, as well as for helping families of Palestinians dead in an uprising. For Israel, he was a menace over the horizon who long bankrolled the enemy. "It's a black day in history," said Sadiq Husam, 33, a taxi driver in Ramallah, West Bank seat of the Palestinian Authority. "I am saying so...
  • Clintonistas: Saddam's Capture Won't Help

    12/14/2003 8:21:33 AM PST · by kattracks · 54 replies · 173+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 12/14/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    The capture of Saddam Hussein is actually bad news for U.S. troops serving in Iraq. That's the bizarre assessment from former Clinton administration counter-terrorism chief Richard Clarke, who said Sunday morning that the Iraqi dictator's arrest may only exacerbate opposition to U.S. occupation forces. "I don't think it's going to have a near term positive effect on security," Clarke told ABC's "This Week." Ignoring reports that Saddam was bankrolling insurgents in Iraq, Clinton's terrorism czar insisted, "I think it's very likely that these cells [attacking U.S. troops] are fully autonomous, they're spread around the country and they haven't been getting...
  • SADDAM CAPTURED: DEMOCRATS REACT... [ICONOCLAST SATIRE!]

    12/14/2003 9:07:32 AM PST · by Apolitical · 40 replies · 51+ views
    ICONOCLAST ^ | Stephen Rittenberg
    Howard Dean: This arbitrary, unilateral capture will provoke more anti-American terror. Why weren't UN forces involved? It only highlights Bush's failure to capture Osama bin Laden.....
  • US Confirms - Saddam captured in a basement!

    12/14/2003 3:06:40 AM PST · by Gigantor · 98 replies · 375+ views
    ABC News
    Special report coming at :08 after hour - US confirms