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  • CBS Fires Mapes

    01/10/2005 7:02:45 AM PST · by 1Old Pro · 405 replies · 12,240+ views
    cbs radio news
    Report just issues, mapes finally fired
  • Full CBS Report on "RatherGate" (Long)

    01/10/2005 7:32:00 AM PST · by Thanatos · 81 replies · 14,742+ views
    CBS News ^ | 1-10-2005 | CBS
    REPORT OF THE INDEPENDENT REVIEW PANEL DICK THORNBURGH AND LOUIS D. BOCCARDI ON THE SEPTEMBER 8, 2004 60 MINUTES WEDNESDAY SEGMENT “FOR THE RECORD” CONCERNING PRESIDENT BUSH’S TEXAS AIR NATIONAL GUARD SERVICE JANUARY 5, 2005 KIRKPATRICK & LOCKHART NICHOLSON GRAHAM LLP Michael J. Missal, Esq. Lawrence Coe Lanpher, Esq. 1800 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 778-9000 Counsel to the Independent Review Panel i TABLE OF CONTENTS I. INTRODUCTION..............................................................................................................1 II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ...............................................................................................4 A. 60 Minutes Wednesday Background..............................................................................6 B. The Pursuit of a Story on President Bush’s TexANG Service ......................................7 C. Obtaining Documents ....................................................................................................8 D. The Production of...
  • Saddam Hussein's Capture: One Year Later

    12/12/2004 11:40:59 PM PST · by · 4 replies · 445+ views ^ | Dec. 13, 2004 | By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2004—One year after U.S. forces found him hiding in a “spider hole” near his hometown of Tikrit, former dictator Saddam Hussein remains imprisoned at an undisclosed location awaiting his trial on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Saddam is in the physical custody of Multinational Forces Iraq officials, although the Iraqi interim government maintains legal custody, according to Air Force Maj. Michael Shavers, a DoD spokesman. The former dictator faced an Iraqi investigative judge July 1, and will be tried according to Iraqi law, Shavers said. A panel of Iraqi judges is set to...Continued  
  • Photos from Iraq (the mass-media forgot) These are some of the best photos thus far.

    12/01/2004 12:58:53 AM PST · by M. Espinola · 178 replies · 48,154+ views
    numerous ^ | 2004
    The majority in the mass-media only wish the general public to view the chaos, evil & even tragic deaths of Coalition troops caused by Islamic terrorists via 'homicide' car bombings, triggered by demented, death driven mad men. Free Iraqis are also putting their lives on the line everyday in their brave service in the Iraqi Army & police forces. It's high time the public is shown Coalition forces for all the various humanitarian assistance they have been offering the normal freedom loving people of Iraq. The very real sacrifice Coalition troops are making every day of the week will be...
  • Jim Emerson: On celebrities, Politics, and movie critics (shilling for Roger Ebert)

    11/06/2004 3:59:04 PM PST · by weegee · 30 replies · 7,026+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | October 14, 2004 | Jim Emerson, Editor of
    By Jim Emerson Editor, October 14, 2004Who's the, uh, biggest villain in "Team America"? Kim Jong Il or Hollywood celebrities?"You should learn to keep your opinions OUT of your reviews!" Every critic I know has received at least one letter like that from an indignant reader. Of course, it's an absurd proposition; critics are paid to express their opinions, and the good ones (who exercise what is known across all disciplines as "critical thinking") are also able to cite examples and employ sound reasoning to build an argument, showing you how and why they reached their verdict. Well, since...
  • Michael Moore finally issues comments on Bush victory!

    11/05/2004 12:08:20 AM PST · by NY Patriot · 18 replies · 1,333+ views
    Well the fat SOB has finally come out from under his pile of candy bar & cheese burger wrappers to comment on GWB's victory...
  • Email Mikey Moore!

    11/05/2004 5:57:20 AM PST · by republicanbob1 · 18 replies · 1,245+ views
    Im sure many have already done this but everyone should email Mikey moore and let him know that his movie did no good in taking down bush! Sorry but it was kind of a release just to tell him how I felt. HA EMAIL MIKEY MOORE!
  • A letter from Michael Moore...

    11/05/2004 11:25:23 AM PST · by kiki04 · 79 replies · 3,666+ views
    Michael Moore ^ | 11/5/04 | Michael Moore
    11/5/04 Dear Friends, Ok, it sucks. Really sucks. But before you go and cash it all in, let's, in the words of Monty Python, 'always look on the bright side of life!' There IS some good news from Tuesday's election. Here are 17 reasons not to slit your wrists: 1. It is against the law for George W. Bush to run for president again. 2. Bush's victory was the NARROWEST win for a sitting president since Woodrow Wilson in 1916. 3. The only age group in which the majority voted for Kerry was young adults (Kerry: 54%, Bush: 44%), proving...
  • 17 Reasons Not to Slit Your Michael Moore

    11/05/2004 4:22:50 AM PST · by KidGlock · 41 replies · 9,660+ views
    Friday, November 5th, 2004 17 Reasons Not to Slit Your Michael Moore Dear Friends, Ok, it sucks. Really sucks. But before you go and cash it all in, let's, in the words of Monty Python, “always look on the bright side of life!” There IS some good news from Tuesday's election. Here are 17 reasons not to slit your wrists: 1. It is against the law for George W. Bush to run for president again. 2. Bush's victory was the NARROWEST win for a sitting president since Woodrow Wilson in 1916. 3. The only age group in which the...
  • Reply to Mikey More

    11/05/2004 1:43:55 PM PST · by dubie · 24 replies · 2,105+ views
    11/5/2004 | unknown
  • Troll Casualties on Free Republic [Zot!]

    11/05/2004 6:13:33 AM PST · by badmotorfinger · 82 replies · 2,575+ views
    As many as 10,000 non-combatant civilian deaths during 2003 have been reliably reported so far as a result of the US/UK-led invasion and occupation of Iraq . These reports provide figures which range between a minimum of 8,235 and a maximum of 10,079 as of Saturday 7th February 2004.
  • The latest Michael Moore E-mail ( Barf Alert)

    11/05/2004 4:05:32 AM PST · by Renegade · 79 replies · 4,474+ views
    Email | 11/4/04 | Michael Moore
    11/5/04 Dear Friends, Ok, it sucks. Really sucks. But before you go and cash it all in, let's, in the words of Monty Python, 'always look on the bright side of life!' There IS some good news from Tuesday's election. Here are 17 reasons not to slit your wrists: 1. It is against the law for George W. Bush to run for president again. 2. Bush's victory was the NARROWEST win for a sitting president since Woodrow Wilson in 1916. 3. The only age group in which the majority voted for Kerry was young adults (Kerry: 54%, Bush: 44%), proving...
  • 17 reasons not to slit your wrists- Micheal Moore

    11/04/2004 11:14:37 PM PST · by politicalmerc · 41 replies · 2,153+ views
    Email | 11/05/04 | Micheal Moore
    I received this email because I am subscribed to the email blast. It's always good to keep an eye on the enemy. Read and enjoy him trying to put a good spin on the drubbing they received.
  • ZOT! To the Good People of the World

    11/04/2004 3:16:06 PM PST · by liberty byrd · 145 replies · 3,230+ views
    A concerned citizen
    To all good people of countries other than the US- WE are now officially a rogue nation- please don’t blame the citizens of the US as we have been taken over by Nazis. Trust us, we are more frightened than you. There is no possible way that Bush is the most popular president ever. There is no way that he won this election. It is a lie, supported by fraudulent elections and corrupt government officials. There is no popular support for Bush, only Bush freepers on the net paid for by homeland security to convince other nations and naive US...
  • ZOT! Censorship on proves every point I made.

    11/04/2004 11:53:37 AM PST · by AndreINCA · 142 replies · 3,279+ views
    You all took turns laughing because I am an extreme left, but I laugh at you because you people proved me right. You delete remarks for no other reason but you don't like the thoughts expressed, (though mine was left for assument) inactivate my account, and preach free speech for all. My words weren't for the purpose of starting a war, only to say, "hey, what do you think about this?" I didn't get one intellgent arugment. Name calling yes, insults yes, nothing thought provoking. So you cane prove me right yet again, and delete this post and inactivate my...
  • You People Can Zot My Ass

    11/03/2004 3:10:27 PM PST · by Paul Schwinn · 324 replies · 7,480+ views
    The late Mr. Schwinn, knocked off his trike by a bolt of lightning.
    Exactly why are you retards happy that this Cokehead chimp is back? Do Conservatives like escalating budget deficits? I guess so. Do Conservatives like pointless wars initiated by lies? I guess so. You really must love outsourced jobs and a crappy economy. You are probably too stupid to realize how the country is now screwed. To hell with all of you.
  • ZOT! Don't support Bush, hear Osama Bin Laden out.

    11/03/2004 4:37:48 PM PST · by AndreSOCAL · 146 replies · 3,715+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | 11-03-2004 | Andre
    Following is the full English transcript of Usama bin Ladin's speech in a videotape sent to Aljazeera. In the interests of authenticity, the content of the transcript, which appeared as subtitles at the foot of the screen, has been left unedited. Praise be to Allah who created the creation for his worship and commanded them to be just and permitted the wronged one to retaliate against the oppressor in kind. To proceed: Peace be upon he who follows the guidance: People of America this talk of mine is for you and concerns the ideal way to prevent another Manhattan, and...
  • Global Warming [I believe. Zot! See, it just got another one!]

    11/03/2004 2:10:25 PM PST · by fred3 · 118 replies · 2,334+ views
    I was just wondering how many freepers believe in global warming? What do you think about it?
  • 90% Baloney: Kerry-Edwards lie about casualty numbers in Iraq.

    10/08/2004 6:13:15 AM PDT · by xsysmgr · 27 replies · 1,142+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 08, 2004 | Jed Babbin
    In the first debate between President Bush and Senator Kerry, Kerry said again and again that Americans are suffering 90 percent of the casualties in Iraq, and that American taxpayers are paying 90 percent of the costs. In the vice-presidential debates, Sen. John Edwards said the same thing. It would be a tremendously effective line in proving Kerry's point that we "pushed our allies aside" and went to war unthinking and unprepared. It would be a tremendously effective line if it were true, that is. But like so much else in the Democrats' relentless attack on the war, it...
  • This Is Bush's Vietnam

    09/17/2004 7:56:38 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 71 replies · 1,561+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 17, 2004 | BOB HERBERT
    ARLINGTON, Va. The rows of simple white headstones in the broad expanses of brilliant green lawns are scrupulously arranged, and they seem to go on and on, endlessly, in every direction. It was impossible not to be moved. A soft September wind was the only sound. Beyond that was just the silence of history, and the collective memory of the lives lost in its service. Nearly 300,000 people are buried at Arlington National Cemetery, which is just across the Potomac from Washington. On Tuesday morning I visited the grave of Air Force Second Lt. Richard VandeGeer. The headstone tells us,...
  • Indyk: The Iraq War did not Force Gadaffi's Hand

    08/07/2004 9:24:43 PM PDT · by ncdave4life · 41 replies · 1,348+ views
    The Iraq War did not Force Gadaffi's HandThe Financial Times, March 9, 2004Martin S. Indyk, Director, Saban Center for Middle East Policy Martin S. Indyk Embarrassed by the failure to find Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction, President George W. Bush is trying to find another WMD-related justification for his pre-emptive war on Iraq. Bush administration spokesmen have been quick to portray Libya's December decision to abandon WMD programmes as the direct result of the US invasion of Iraq or, as Mr. Bush himself put it in his State of the Union address: "Nine months of intense negotiations succeeded with...
  • 'Doonesbury' lists U.S. dead in Iraq

    05/31/2004 2:11:31 AM PDT · by PatriotEdition · 59 replies · 3,053+ views
    'Doonesbury' lists U.S. dead in Iraq By JOSEPH KAHN The Boston Globe Readers of today's comics pages may want to keep a magnifying glass handy, or else don a blindfold. Six Doonesbury panels list the names of U.S. military personnel killed in Iraq. The list covers the casualties up to April 23, the date that cartoonist Garry Trudeau submitted the strip for publication. Doonesbury serves up the names without comment. For most readers, however, decoding its antiwar message will be no harder than brewing their morning coffee. Some comic strips grind their axes with noisy fanfare. This one is...
  • I am starting to think going to Iraq was a mistake

    04/30/2004 9:16:18 AM PDT · by Check_Your_Premises · 353 replies · 2,287+ views
    MMI | 4/30/04 | MDP
    As an avid supporter of the President's Iraq policies, the last few days have been difficult for me. The number of casualties seemed to reach a "critical mass" for me. I found myself simply not caring to sacrifice anymore of our brave soldiers for Iraqi independence and democracy. Screw 'em. I was not sure why I began to feel this way. As I said I am an avid supporter of the plan to bring an oasis of freedom and liberty to the 12th century toilet that is the middle east. It seemed to me that if we are to end...

    04/30/2004 12:49:05 AM PDT · by kattracks · 44 replies · 379+ views
    New York Post ^ | 4/30/04
    <p>April 30, 2004 -- Tonight, ABC's "Nightline" will do something unique: It will use its entire program to show the name and face of each U.S. service member killed in Iraq, including those who died in accidents and other non-combat situations. There's nothing inherently wrong with this. Done right, it could serve as a moving tribute to those young Americans who have died in the War on Terror.</p>
  • Sinclair Stations Won't Run "Nightline" Tribute (Ha Ha! BITE It, Koppel -- !)

    04/29/2004 8:49:02 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 85 replies · 395+ views
    PoynterOnline ^ | 4/29/04 | Staff is reporting [no free link] that Sinclair Broadcast Group has ordered its ABC-affiliated stations not to carry tomorrow's "Nightline," which will air the names and photos of soldiers who have been killed in combat in Iraq. Sinclair General Counsel Barry Faber tells the site: "We find it to be contrary to the public interest." The boycott will affect eight ABC-affiliated Sinclair stations.
  • New Iraqi Flag Meets With Public Disapproval (ZOT!!! Same for poster.)

    04/26/2004 1:37:55 PM PDT · by ICorpVixen · 83 replies · 492+ views
    BAGHDAD, April 26 -- It was supposed to be the perfect symbol for a new and unified Iraq: an Islamic crescent on a field of pure white, with two blue stripes representing the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and a third yellow stripe to symbolize the country's Kurdish minority. But the new national flag, presented Monday after an artistic competition sponsored by the Iraqi Governing Council, appears to have met with widespread public disapproval here...
  • Is Iraq Becoming like Vietnam? Only if You’re Stuck in Woodstock

    04/22/2004 1:59:47 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 84 replies · 1,563+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 24 April, 2004 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Is the War in Iraq becoming like the War in Vietnam once was? No, if you look at the facts on the blood cost of the war. Yes, if you’re still stuck in the tie-died mind set of Woodstock. To explain: A number of apparently reputable media outlets in the United States have fostered the equation of Iraq equals Vietnam by breathlessly reporting of late that “US casualties in Iraq have reached levels not seen since Vietnam.” This demonstrates both historical ignorance and political bias. The bias is intended to promote the “quagmire” merchants. But the facts are far easier...
  • Press lied about Dad of fallen soldier Iraq comments? (Vanity)

    04/22/2004 1:41:20 PM PDT · by BillF · 31 replies · 360+ views
    April 22, 2004 | me
    A friend told me a very sad story about a local TV station lying about comments of a father whose son just died in Iraq in the last couple weeks. My friend is going to talk to the friend about possibly going public. I recall that there was a similar incident in the last few weeks and I'm looking for the story or links to it on FR. As I remember, a step-father (hereafter "father") of a fallen soldier or Marine was approached by a local TV reporter (I think it was Houston, TX). Reporter asked the father if he...
  • Support for Iraq conflict erodes: CNN/Time poll

    04/11/2004 4:02:55 PM PDT · by AntiGuv · 63 replies · 275+ views
    AFP ^ | April 11, 2004 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - US support for the conflict in Iraq is eroding, according to the latest CNN/Time survey, which found, amid a new Iraqi insurgency against US troops, that 57 percent of Americans think US military goals will fail unless a tougher stance is taken. Approval of US President George W. Bush and his administration's handling of Iraq was down to 44 percent of Americans, according to the poll, new elements of which were released Sunday, down from 51 percent surveyed March 26-28. Meanwhile, Bush's overall approval rating had sunk to a record low of 49 percent since CNN/Time started...
  • Former President Carter says Iraq war is a tragedy

    04/09/2004 9:29:16 AM PDT · by O.C. - Old Cracker · 149 replies · 380+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 9, 2004, 12:21AM | James Pinkerton
    BROWNSVILLE -- Former President Carter on Thursday called the Bush administration's decision to wage war against Iraq "ill-advised and unnecessary," adding the resulting campaign "has turned out to be a tragedy." The former Democratic president also said Bush's environmental policies are perhaps the worst in the nation's history. Carter made the comments at the Rio R.V. Park after wrapping up a four-day birding trip with his wife, Rosalynn, in the lower Rio Grande Valley. "President Bush's war was ill-advised and unnecessary and based on erroneous statements, and has turned out to be a tragedy," Carter said. "And my prayer has...
  • Growing GOP Dissent on Iraq

    04/08/2004 1:41:59 AM PDT · by DayTripper · 32 replies · 446+ views ^ | April 7, 2004 | David Paul Kuhn
    President Bush is facing increasing dissent among leading conservative politicians and pundits in the face of mounting U.S. casualties in Iraq. The war has become the long slog that some Republicans feared. Since Sunday, 32 Americans have been killed in fighting across Iraq. American body bags are on the front page of major U.S. newspapers. The Washington Post and The New York Times brandished images of charred U.S. civilian remains last week. The networks are leading their nightly news broadcasts with stories of dead Americans. "If we have two or three more weeks of this you are going to start...
  • There are dangers in hyperbole [Iraq & International Media]

    01/13/2004 3:36:30 PM PST · by walford · 2 replies · 144+ views
    The Age (Australia) ^ | January 7, 2004 | Tony Parkinson
      Print this article |   Close this window There are dangers in hyperbole January 7, 2004 Some would rather the US failed than Iraq prospered, writes Tony Parkinson.A Belgian colleague of mine from the days of the 1991 Gulf War, Alain Hertoghe, has been sacked from his job at the La Croix newspaper in Paris. His crime? To have the temerity to suggest publicly that American strategy in Iraq was not the wholesale strategic disaster so many commentators, in France and elsewhere in the West, would have us believe.In his book, The War of Outrages, Hertoghe monitored war coverage by five...

    01/12/2004 1:04:15 AM PST · by kattracks · 43 replies · 244+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/12/04 | DON KAPLAN
    <p>January 12, 2004 -- It's the all-new Baghdad Bob - he's cleaned up his act, dyed his hair and he's back on the air. Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf, the Iraqi minister of disinformation who became famous for his absurd daily reports that Iraq was winning the war, has popped up on Arab television as a commentator - as these new exclusive photos show.</p>
  • 2003: worst and best of times for U.N.

    01/08/2004 12:05:57 PM PST · by presidio9 · 14 replies · 204+ views
    The Japan Times ^ | Thursday, January 8, 2004 | RAMESH THAKUR and DAVID MALONE
    Twelve months ago, the international community heaved a sigh of relief as the major powers appeared to reach a compromise on how to manage Iraq. But Washington's determination to act on its own cut short the role of U.N. weapons inspectors and challenged the very notion that the organization has a role to play in issues of peace and security. Today, the international scene is much altered. Bogged down in Iraq, Washington is relying on multilateral processes to address threats of nuclear proliferation in North Korea and Iran. It also has backed down on protectionist tariffs on steel imports condemned...
  • Mr. Jennings’s Medal [Columbia Journalism Review Alert]

    01/08/2004 12:35:21 PM PST · by GeneD · 16 replies · 374+ views
    Columbia Journalism Review ^ | January/February 2004 issue
    A study of television news coverage of the war in Iraq says ABC’s World News Tonight was the most antiwar — far more than CBS, NBC or Fox. — USA Today, September 9 Antiwar? What are we to make of that word, exactly? For starters, it brings to mind a twelve-year-old study on press coverage of the Catholic Church by the Center for Media and Public Affairs, the same outfit that did the study mentioned above. The findings then: press coverage is anti-Catholic. The center, which works to maintain a neutral image, did not use exactly those words but did...
  • Why Are We Still There?

    01/05/2004 10:19:44 AM PST · by ZinGirl · 21 replies · 162+ views
    via e-mail | 01/05/04 | unknown
    WHY ARE WE STILL THERE?????????? It is time to take a serious look at our involvement there. Every day there are news reports about more deaths. Every night on the TV are photos of death and destruction. Why are we still there? The land is too large to secure all of it. The bad people causing this damage can roam anywhere, and we can't possibly police the whole place. Why are we still there? We occupied this land, which we had to take by force, but it causes us nothing but trouble. Why are we still there? Their government is...
  • Quagmire seekers

    12/17/2003 9:39:06 PM PST · by kattracks · 3 replies · 170+ views ^ | 12/18/03 | Thomas Sowell
    The capture of Saddam Hussein is good news to virtually everyone, except those who have been looking for a quagmire in Iraq from day one. Back when the war was just getting under way last spring, a dust storm that temporarily stopped the American troops advancing toward Baghdad was loudly proclaimed as a quagmire by some media deep thinkers.With all the complaints about what has not been done yet in Iraq, we need to step back and think about the fact that less than a year has elapsed since the war began. This should be in the Guinness Book of...
  • Saddam 'should have killed himself'

    12/15/2003 7:57:24 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 29 replies · 282+ views ^ | December 15, 2003 | From Nasser Abu Bakr in Jenin
    PALESTINIANS today accused former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein of cowardice after the long-time hero to many in the West Bank and Gaza Strip was captured without a struggle by US troops near his hometown. Saddam's support and financial aid to the tune of thousands of dollars for the families of Palestinian suicide bombers during the three-year intifada made the former Iraqi strongman a popular figure in the occupied territories. Palestinians celebrated during the 1991 Gulf War when Saddam's forces fired dozens of Scud missiles at Israel. But today many were quick to draw a contrast between Saddam's meek surrender and...
  • Arabs Warn:They shaved his beard.Saddam humiliation could fire up resistance

    12/15/2003 10:23:00 AM PST · by BJungNan · 145 replies · 516+ views
    gogov ^ | December 15, 2003 | Al Jazeera
    The humiliating images of Saddam Hussein's capture by US forces risk increasing Arab support for the Iraqi resistance and sharpening their appetite for revenge, analysts said on Monday. "I felt extremely humiliated," said Egyptian writer Sayyid Nassar, who interviewed Saddam three weeks before the US-led invasion of Iraq on 20 March. "I felt it was not only a humiliation of Arabs but of all humanity. "By shaving his beard, a symbol of virility in Iraq and in the Arab world, the Americans committed an act that symbolizes humiliation in our region, where getting shaved by one's enemy means robbing him...
  • 'No Saddam': It'll be hard now for the media to deny our accomplishments in Iraq

    12/14/2003 9:05:57 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 24 replies · 298+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 12/15/03 | JOHN R. GUARDIANO
    <p>At first I thought I was dreaming. I was half asleep and only turned on the TV for a weather report. Snow and an accompanying "wintry mix" had been forecast for the Washington area, and I was concerned about not being able to shop for family Christmas presents.</p>

    12/14/2003 5:02:43 PM PST · by livesbygrace · 97 replies · 684+ views ^ | 12/14/03 | Andrew Sullivan
    Readers are invited to send in the most strained and mealy-mouthed statements from the devastated press and anti-war politicians and activists following the capture of Saddam. First up: Saddam's paid-up British anti-war activist, George Galloway: "This will not stop the Iraqi resistance. if anything, it may set the resistance free, if you like, from the cloud of Saddam Hussein, and transform it into a purely national resistance movement without the charge that it's being controlled from behind by the deposed president." Galloway must be worried sick about what Saddam might tell the coalition. So must Chirac. - 4:23:59 PM
  • Wesley Clark calls for transparant trial of Saddam

    12/14/2003 7:50:45 AM PST · by 2nd amendment mama · 56 replies · 603+ views
    AP ^ | 12/14/03 | ANTHONY DEUTSCH
    The retired general and former NATO (news - web sites) commander said Saddam's capture was welcome news that could have an impact on the anti-coalition insurgency in Iraq (news - web sites). "I hope this will see a diminishing in the violence against American soldiers in Iraq," he told reporters as he arrived in the Netherlands. Clark did not say who should try Saddam, but said the trial should be conducted with "the highest legal standards. There can be absolutely no doubt about the rights of the accused." The case "needs to be as public as possible and the...