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  • Questions about former UN weapons inspector's film (Ritter)

    04/12/2004 4:01:47 PM PDT · by Shermy · 17 replies · 697+ views
    Financial Times ^ | April 12, 2004 | Mark Turner
    Scott Ritter, formerly the top United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq, has long argued that claims that Saddam Hussein possessed biological, chemical and nuclear weapons programmes were massively exaggerated. His public campaign against the US-led invasion of Iraq made him a hated figure of the American right, which still demonises him as an apologist for the ousted Baghdad regime. Now, at the very moment when the absence of weapons of mass destruction in post-Saddam Iraq should make Mr Ritter feel vindicated, he faces new questions about his relationship with Baghdad after he quit his UN job in 1998. Mr Ritter...
  • Flashback! Excerpt from Kerry on CrossFire in 1997 (Kerry RIPS into France, et al)

    02/29/2004 11:34:02 AM PST · by jmstein7 · 75 replies · 11,425+ views
    CrossFire (excerpts only from Lexis-Nexis - fair use, public comments) | 11/12/97
    SHOW: CNN CROSSFIRE 19:30 pm ET November 12, 1997; Wednesday 7:30 pm Eastern Time Transcript # 97111200V20 JOHN SUNUNU, CROSSFIRE: Senator Kerry, in fact, in spite of the administration claiming it has restored unanimity, that has not occurred. All the strength of this resolution had to be pulled out of it get any votes at all other than our own. Isn't this exercise actually counterproductive in sending a signal to Iraq that the coalition still remains frayed? SEN. JOHN KERRY, (D), MASSACHUSETTS, FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE: Well, John, you're correct that this resolution is less than we would have liked. I...
  • Saddam 'is not a prisoner of war'

    01/16/2004 1:57:20 AM PST · by kattracks · 13 replies · 235+ views
    Gulf News | 1/16/04
    Friday, January 16, 2004 Iraq's deposed leader Saddam Hussain will be tried in an Iraqi court by Iraqi judges, senior member of the Iraqi Governing Council Mohammed Bahr Al Oloum said. He criticised the US decision to designate the former Iraqi leader, captured by American forces in December, as a prisoner of war. He said the council has protested the decision. "He is not a prisoner of war. He is a war criminal," he told Gulf News on the sidelines of a lecture he gave in Bahrain Wednesday night. "The man was not captured during the war; he was caught...

    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>
  • 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...
  • Amazing Picture of Saddam as he was captured!

    01/07/2004 6:51:02 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 115 replies · 3,236+ views
  • Saddam Spit on a G.I. As He Was Handcuffed; U.S. Soldier Punched Back

    12/21/2003 6:15:34 AM PST · by sonsofliberty2000 · 206 replies · 841+ views
    Saddam Spit on a G.I. As He Was Handcuffed; U.S. Soldier Punched Back
  • How Saddam may still nail Bush

    12/18/2003 12:03:26 PM PST · by Dr. Marten · 102 replies · 387+ views
    Asia Times ^ | 12.19.03 | Pepe Escobar
    THE RAT TRAPPart 1: How Saddam may still nail BushBy Pepe Escobar BAKU - The Christmas blockbuster from the Pentagon studios was a dream. This was the new Roman Empire at its peak - better than Ridleys Scott's Gladiator: a real, captive barbarian emperor, paraded on the Circus Maximus of world television. The barbarian was not a valiant warrior - but a bum. He was not hiding in a nuclear-proof bunker armed to his teeth - he was caught like "a rat" in a "spider hole". He was nothing but a pathetic ghost taking a medical for the world to...
  • Saddam scrubbed from list of descendants of the Prophet Mohammed

    12/17/2003 1:48:07 PM PST · by TexKat · 76 replies · 553+ views
    AFP ^ | 12/17/03
    BAGHDAD (AFP) - The name of Saddam Hussein has been removed from the list of descendants of Islam's Prophet Mohammed, the head of the union of Ashrafs, who guard the genealogical tree, told AFP. Al-Sherif Najeh Mohammed Hassan al-Faham al-Aaraji admitted that the ousted dictator had been able to cheat despite the great value and honour attached to the line which is guarded in Baghdad. "Saddam had forced the origin experts to falsify his genealogical tree so that it went back to the Prophet," he said. "We will inform all the experts, and particularly those who yielded to Saddam and...
  • Democrats mix congratulations with criticism (Kerry said he'd have nabbed Saddam sooner)

    12/15/2003 11:10:38 AM PST · by seamus · 37 replies · 350+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Dec. 15, 2003 | James G. Lakely
    <p>The capture of Saddam Hussein was praised by the Democratic presidential candidates yesterday, but most took the opportunity to reiterate what they see as President Bush's failed Iraqi policy or take shots at front-runner Howard Dean, who opposed the war.</p>
  • '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>
  • How 10 Editorial Cartoons View Saddam's Capture

    12/14/2003 10:48:01 PM PST · by summer · 113 replies · 1,838+ views
    Cagle's Cartoon Index ^ | Dec 15, 2003 | various cartoonists
    1) "Saddam Rat Caught" By: Best of Latin America The Clinic, Santiago, Chile December 14, 2003 2) "Saddam Captured" By: Mike Keefe The Denver Post December 14, 2003 3) "The Glory of Saddam By: Jeff Parker Florida Today December 14, 2003 4) "Saddam Captured" By: Best of Latin America Cagle Cartoons, El Universal, Mexico City December 14, 2003 5) "Saddam Skin Rug" By: Daryl Cagle December 14, 2003 6) "Saddam Captured" By: Jeff Parker Florida Today December 14, 2003 7) "Santa Saddam" By: Best of Latin America The Clinic, Santiago, Chile December 14, 2003 8) Emad Hajjaj, Ad-Dustour Newspaper,...
  • Saddam could be offered deal

    12/14/2003 7:34:36 PM PST · by knak · 86 replies · 390+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | 12/14/03
    ATHENS - Deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein could be offered a deal in which he would give his captors information on if and how he hid weapons of mass destruction and if he smuggled some of them into Syria. In exchange, he would face life imprisonment and not be executed for war crimes, senior Iraqis attending a conference here on the future of the region have hinted. Saddam was captured, alive and well, on Saturday near his hometown of Tikrit. U.S. troops found him hiding in a subterranean hole. He did not resist. The Iraqi figures also said that, even...
  • TIME Exclusive: Notes from Saddam in Custody

    12/14/2003 11:52:51 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 201 replies · 928+ views
    TIME ^ | Dec. 14, 2003 | BRIAN BENNETT
    Saddam is talking, but he isn't cooperative. New details on his capture and his first interrogation Saddam Hussein was captured on Sunday without a fight. But since then, according to a U.S. intelligence official in Iraq, the fallen dictator has been defiant. “He’s not been very cooperative,” said the official, who read the transcript of the initial interrogation report taken during the first questioning session. After his capture, Saddam was taken to a holding cell at the Baghdad Airport. He didn’t answer any of the initial questions directly, the official said, and at times seemed less than fully coherent. The...
  • Pictures of Victory-Newspaper Front Pages, Magazine Covers, Photos etc. (Saddam Capture)

    12/14/2003 4:23:38 PM PST · by tineke · 104 replies · 738+ views
    AP Photo Wire ^ | December 14, 2003 | wire press
    I thought we could get this started before the British papers go out to press..
  • Timeline of Saddam Hussein's Capture

    12/14/2003 11:18:36 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 24 replies · 1,565+ views
    NPR ^ | Dec. 14, 2003 | NPR
    Dec. 14, 2003 -- Following is a chronology of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's capture by U.S. forces, Saturday, Dec. 13, according to U.S. military officials and NPR reports: 10:50 a.m. Saturday: U.S. military officials receive intelligence that Saddam Hussein may be hiding in one of two locations near the town of Adwar, about 10 miles south of his hometown of Tikrit. About 600 soldiers from the First Brigade Combat Team of the U.S. Army's 4th Infantry Division along with coalition Special Forces units are assigned to kill or capture Saddam. About 6 p.m. Saturday: Under cover of darkness, the...
  • Iraqis Want Saddam Tried in Baghdad-Death Penalty Should Not be Included-Human Rights Watch

    12/14/2003 2:19:09 PM PST · by kattracks · 55 replies · 743+ views
    AP | 12/14/03 | SLOBODAN LEKIC
    BAGHDAD, Iraq, Dec 14, 2003 (AP Online via COMTEX) -- The interim Iraqi government said Sunday it wants to try Saddam Hussein before a special tribunal, but a human rights group voiced deep concern about the legitimacy of the newly established panel. The United States reserved judgment. Iraq's new leaders want Saddam to face the tribunal they established last week specifically to hear cases involving leading members of the Saddam regime accused of genocide and other crimes against humanity. "We will deal with Saddam Hussein," said Adnan Pachachi, a member of the 25-seat interim Governing Council. "He was an unjust...
  • CBS Cuts Off Bush's Address (Rather Pre-empted again)

    12/14/2003 2:59:51 PM PST · by · 40 replies · 329+ views ^ | 2003-12-14
    2003-12-14 12:19:16 ET Football Cuts Into Rather's Coverage. Rather had another bizarre moment after a break in CBS's coverage of the speech of President Bush on the capture of Saddam Hussein. In the middle of speaking, the president's words were cut off. He was interrupted by a live shot of the St. Louis Rams football field, which ran for six seconds. The game had yet to start, and the stadium was only partially filled. Background noise could be heard, and through it all, the bottom of the screen said: "CBS News Special Report: Saddam Hussein Captured." When it became clear...

    12/14/2003 11:43:35 AM PST · by SerpentDove · 22 replies · 1,094+ views
    SD ^ | 12/14/03 | SerpentDove
  • Clinton welcomes capture of Saddam

    12/14/2003 10:57:18 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 96 replies · 618+ views
    Associated Press | December 14, 2003
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former President Clinton praised the capture of Saddam Hussein and said the ousted Iraqi president finally will answer "for decades of tyranny and murder." "I am glad he was captured alive so he can be brought before the bar of justice," Clinton said Sunday in a statement. Clinton saluted U.S. troops, who found the bearded and disheveled former dictator in an underground hide-out on a farm near his hometown, Tikrit. Clinton also congratulated his successor in the White House. "Saddam Hussein's capture is a tribute to the skill and bravery of our troops and the good...
  • List of 55 Most Wanted Iraqis and Their Status (8 of Top 10 Killed or Captured)

    12/14/2003 8:38:26 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies · 301+ views
    Dec 14, 2003 List of 55 Most Wanted Iraqis and Their Status The Associated Press The 55 most-wanted Iraqis and their status, according to U.S. Central Command. Thirty-nine are in custody, 13 remain at large, two have been confirmed killed and one has been reported killed. -No. 1: Saddam Hussein, president. Captured Dec. 13. -No. 2: Qusai Hussein, Saddam's son. Killed July 22. -No. 3: Odai Hussein, Saddam's son. Killed July 22. -No. 4: Abid Hamid Mahmud al-Tikriti, presidential secretary, Saddam's cousin. Taken into custody June 17. -No. 5: Ali Hassan al-Majid, presidential adviser, Revolutionary Command Council member. Also known...
  • Saddam's arrest won't end resistance: Hamas

    12/14/2003 8:59:15 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies · 485+ views
    hindustantimes ^ | 12-14-03
    Saddam's arrest won't end resistance: HamasThe arrest of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein will not end Iraqi resistance against US-led forces, the leaders of the Islamic resistance movement Hamas and Islamic Jihad (Holy War) said on Sunday, UPI reports. The two organisations had asked the Iraqi people to continue their resistance "until the end of this occupation of Arab and Muslim territory." Islamic Jihad leader Nafez Azzam said by arresting Saddam, "the United States had achieved a very simple symbolic triumph." "But we are certain that this would never end the Iraqi people's resistance against the American occupation that is...
  • Iraq's Aziz Helped Identify Saddam, Official Says

    12/14/2003 8:59:05 AM PST · by knak · 4 replies · 253+ views
    reuters ^ | 12/14/03
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's former Deputy Prime Minister Tareq Aziz, in U.S. custody for seven months, helped to confirm the identity of Saddam Hussein after his capture, an official with the U.S.-led administration said Sunday. "He was identified with the help of Tareq Aziz," the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Reuters. He did not elaborate. The fugitive dictator was dusty, bearded and apparently exhausted when he was found in a narrow hiding hole during a raid on a farm near his home town Tikrit late Saturday. Aziz, who surrendered to U.S. forces after the Iraqi president was...
  • Saddam Capture 'Painful' for Arabs [I love him so much, I can’t stand watching it]

    12/14/2003 9:00:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 52 replies · 352+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 12-13-03
    ................................ Saddam Capture 'Painful' for Arabs For many ordinary Palestinians, the TV footage of a dishevelled Saddam obediently submitting to a medical exam by his US captors was painful to watch: it sealed the defeat of the one Arab leader they felt always stood by them. Saddam should have put up a fight or committed suicide, they said, and his surrender is a stain on Arab honour. “It is a big defeat for all Arabs and Muslims,” said Raji Hassan, 29, watching TV with friends in a Gaza City coffee shop. The Palestinian Authority declined official comment. While Palestinian leader...
  • "Saddam Captured" Celebratory FReep in Philadelphia Today

    12/14/2003 10:20:07 AM PST · by Doctor Raoul · 137 replies · 909+ views
    After Action Report | 12/14/03 | Doctor Raoul
    Having been awakened by a phone call that Saddam had been captured, the first thing that jumped into my mind was "City Line Avenue". It was payback time for all the left wing looney tunes for their snarky remarks and unfounded wacko charges. At about 9 am, I took up my position outside the local NBC affiliate and across from the ABC affiliate there on City Line Avenue. That the stations were there was just a bonus, the main reason is that the intersection sees thousands of cars per hour. It's a main traffic artery west from Philadelphia to the...
  • Terrorist behind September 11 strike was trained by Saddam

    12/14/2003 9:03:20 AM PST · by cody32127 · 34 replies · 825+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | 12-14-03 | Con Coughlin
    Iraq's coalition government claims that it has uncovered documentary proof that Mohammed Atta, the al-Qaeda mastermind of the September 11 attacks against the US, was trained in Baghdad by Abu Nidal, the notorious Palestinian terrorist. Details of Atta's visit to the Iraqi capital in the summer of 2001, just weeks before he launched the most devastating terrorist attack in US history, are contained in a top secret memo written to Saddam Hussein, the then Iraqi president, by Tahir Jalil Habbush al-Tikriti, the former head of the Iraqi Intelligence Service. The handwritten memo, a copy of which has been obtained exclusively...
  • Hopeful Bush got final word on Saddam before dawn

    12/14/2003 8:14:18 AM PST · by kattracks · 10 replies · 251+ views
    Agence France-Presse | 12/14/03
    Just before dawn, at 5:14 am (1014 GMT), US President George W. Bush got the telephone call he had been hoping for: final word that the bearded man US forces had captured in Tikrit was Saddam Hussein. White House national security adviser Condoleezza Rice delivered the message minutes after hearing the news herself from the US civilian overseer for Iraq, Paul Bremer, Bush spokesman Scott McClellan told reporters. The US president, who had ordered a strike aimed at killing Saddam in the first minutes of the war in Iraq, "believes this is very good news for the Iraqi people. He...
  • Text of President Bush's comments on Saddam capture

    12/14/2003 9:33:25 AM PST · by John Jorsett · 26 replies · 473+ views
    The Command Post ^ | December 14, 2003
    Yesterday, December the 13th, at around 8:30 PM Baghdad time, United States military forces captured Saddam Hussein alive. He was found near a farm house outside the city if Tikrit, in a swift raid, conducted without casualties, and now the former dictator of Iraq will face the justice he denied to millions. The capture of this man was crucial to the rise of a free Iraq. It marks the end of the road for him, and for all who bullied and killed in his name. For the Baathist holdouts largely responsible for the current violence, there will be no return...

    12/14/2003 9:39:28 AM PST · by SJackson · 89 replies · 792+ views
    IMRA ^ | 12-13-03 | Michael Widlanski
    STUNNED ARAB MEDIA REPORT SADDAM'S ARREST, WHILE PALESTINIANS TRY TO AVOID THE NEWS By Michael Widlanski Jerusalem 14 December 2003 1:30 PM Arab language media reacted quickly, though sometimes in a somewhat stunned fashion, to American reports that U.S. forces had captured former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, touching off celebrations in Baghdad. But the broadcast media of the Palestinian National Authority which has been very friendly to Saddam, tried to ignore the news, treating it as a marginal news item attributed to rumors linked to a scheduled American press conference in Iraq "An American military spokesman said there would be...
  • Caption this: Billionaire Tyrant captured posing as homeless man in RatHole

    12/14/2003 10:11:49 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 140 replies · 1,116+ views
    FR/AP ^ | December 14, 2003
    Billionaire Tyrant captured posing as homeless man in RatHole
  • Saddam 'moved from Iraq'

    12/14/2003 9:58:58 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 260 replies · 605+ views
    Australia News ^ | Dec. 14, 2003 | AFP
    SADDAM Hussein was no longer in Iraq, the US television network CBS reported today, citing unidentified military sources. A CBS News correspondent in Saddam's northern Iraq hometown of Tikrit, near where Saddam was captured yesterday, said he had learned from military sources that the former Iraqi president was no longer in the country. US Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez, the top US military commander in Iraq, said in Baghdad that Saddam "is currently under coalition custody and at an undisclosed location".
  • Texans overjoyed with news of Saddam's capture

    12/14/2003 9:55:39 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 14 replies · 341+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | December 14, 2003 | Associated Press Staff
    Texans overjoyed with news of Saddam's capture11:37 AM CST on Sunday, December 14, 2003Associated Press DALLAS - Texans greeted the news of Saddam Hussein's capture with surprise and joy on Sunday, applauding the president and the Texas-based soldiers from Fort Hood that nabbed the elusive former dictator. "I'm not a Republican, you know, but I would applaud George Bush for going out of his way to make sure the country can feel more safe," said Dewayne Bryant, a front-desk clerk at Fairfield Inn in Dallas. Special Forces and some 600 troops from the 4th Infantry Division captured Saddam in a...
  • U.S. commander: Tip led to Saddam capture

    12/14/2003 9:41:58 AM PST · by kattracks · 34 replies · 353+ views
    AP | 12/14/03 | ALEKSANDAR VASOVIC
    TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) — Saddam Hussein was captured based on information from a member of a family "close to him," Maj. Gen. Raymond Odierno said Sunday. Odierno, the commander of the 4th Infantry Division that captured Saddam, said over the last 10 days soldiers have questioned "five to 10 members" of families "close to Saddam." "Finally we got the ultimate information from one of these individuals," he said. About 600 soldiers under his command conducted the raid Saturday night in a farm near the village of Adwar, finding Saddam in a hole covered by Styrofoam and a carpet beside a...
  • Lieberman: Dean Would Have Kept Saddam in Power

    12/14/2003 9:48:20 AM PST · by kattracks · 121 replies · 421+ views ^ | 12/14/03 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    Hours after news broke of Saddam Hussein's capture, Democratic presidential hopeful Joseph Lieberman slammed his party's front-runner Howard Dean as a defacto ally of the Iraqi dictator because of his long term opposition to the war. "If Howard Dean had his way, Saddam Hussein would be in power today, not in prison,” Lieberman told NBC's "Meet the Press." "I always felt he was ticking time bomb,” the Connecticut Democrat explained. While Dean has said in recent days that he was not sure whether Hussein should stand trial for war crimes, Lieberman told "Meet the Press," "This evil man has to...
  • Saddam's capture may aid bin Laden search

    12/14/2003 9:57:27 AM PST · by demlosers · 15 replies · 235+ views
    The Stars and Stripes ^ | Sunday, December 14, 2003 | Paul Haven
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials hailed the capture of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, saying Sunday the arrest might blunt the growing insurgency here. They also speculated Saddam's capture after seven months on the run could make it easier to catch the world's other top fugitive - al-Qaida mastermind Osama bin Laden. "This is obviously good news for the people of Iraq who suffered for so long under Saddam's tyrannical regime and it is a warning to all the other outlaws who are at large like bin Laden, (Taliban chief) Mullah Omar and (renegade warlord) Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, who hopefully sooner...
  • Saddam's capture: Early analysis (Al Jazeera)

    12/14/2003 7:08:22 AM PST · by sandlady · 44 replies · 227+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | December 14, 2003
    Leading analysts and political commentators agree the capture of Saddam Hussein represents a coup for the US but questions remain about its repercussions. Mustafa Alani, analyst at Royal United Services Institute in London: "There will be a reduction in operations sponsored by former regime loyalists, but this is not the full story because they are not the only group involved. It won't affect those by Iraqi or Arab mujahidin and might increase them because those who did not want to be branded as supporters of Saddam might now join a resistance with a more nationalist dimension. For the Americans, after...
  • New tribunal might be option for Saddam

    12/14/2003 7:07:12 AM PST · by kattracks · 32 replies · 211+ views
    AP | 12/14/03 | HAMZA HENDAWI
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — U.S. officials said they still haven't decided what to do with Saddam Hussein now that he's been captured, but one option is putting him before a special tribunal established just days ago. A member of Iraq's Governing Council said Saddam would face public trial. Iraq's interim government established a special tribunal Wednesday to try top members of Saddam's government for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. At the time, they said Saddam could be tried in absentia. Lt. Gen. Richardo Sanchez said at a news conference Sunday that the U.S.-led coalition was still deciding what...
  • Bush sees "great day" with Saddam's capture

    12/14/2003 6:38:24 AM PST · by kattracks · 19 replies · 294+ views
    Agence France-Presse | 12/14/03
    US President George W. Bush views Saddam Hussein's capture as a major victory, a senior aide said, but the White House refused to predict an end to deadly attacks on US troops in Iraq. Bush first got word of the raid that netted the ousted dictator from Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who telephoned the president Saturday at the Camp David retreat in nearby Maryland's Catoctin mountains, a senior aide said. At 5 am (1000 GMT) on Sunday, White House national security adviser Condoleezza Rice gave him "final confirmation" that the man captured was in fact Saddam Hussein, the aide said...

    12/14/2003 8:49:26 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 23 replies · 365+ views
    Google "Spider Hole" Search
    Photos below are for comparison purposes only: they are not the spider hole(s) Saddam was found in. But one can see how the name is derived. First we see a REAL SPIDER's "hole", a trapdoor used for hiding. Next we see a military "spider hole" with a trapdoor for a person to hide in.
  • Chiraq "delighted" at Saddam's arrest

    12/14/2003 6:09:02 AM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 59 replies · 216+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun December 14, 2003 07:55 AM ET | Reuters
    PARIS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac says he is delighted at the arrest of Saddam Hussein by U.S.-led forces in Iraq and believes it will clear the way for Iraqis to rule Iraq. "The president is delighted at the arrest of Saddam Hussein. This is a major event which should strongly contribute to the democratisation and the stabilisation of Iraq and allow the Iraqis to once more be masters of their destiny in a sovereign Iraq," Chirac said in remarks transmitted by telephone by his spokeswoman Catherine Colonna. Chirac strongly opposed the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and the issue...
  • Arabs Have Mixed Emotions About Saddam Capture

    12/14/2003 7:32:49 AM PST · by ovrtaxt · 42 replies · 246+ views ^ | Dec 14, 9:10 AM (ET) | By Edmund Blair
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Arabs greeted the capture of Saddam Hussein with divided emotions Sunday, welcoming the arrest of a dictator yet tinged with regret that a symbol of Arab defiance against the United States was behind bars.Some feared Saddam's capture would boost President Bush, who many Arabs believe has waged a campaign against them and other Muslims after the September 11 attacks. But others said the fight against U.S. occupation would go on."It is happy news but we wish it were the Iraqi people who had captured him, not U.S. troops, because this will give Bush a boost in the...
  • Wall Street to Rally on Saddam's Capture

    12/14/2003 7:47:41 AM PST · by jern · 6 replies · 174+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec 14, 2003 | Bill Rigby and William Kemble-Diaz
    Wall Street to Rally on Saddam's Capture 41 minutes ago Add Business - Reuters to My Yahoo! By Bill Rigby and William Kemble-Diaz NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Stocks look ready to rally when the market opens on Monday after the capture of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein (news - web sites). In fact, analysts believe Saddam's capture will give a general boost to equities around the globe, as well as to the U.S. dollar and U.S. Treasuries. "It's broadly positive for equity markets," said Hilary Cook, director of investment strategy at Barclays Stockbrokers. "Concerns over the situation in Iraq (news...
  • 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...
  • AP: Baghdadis Celebrate Saddam's Capture

    12/14/2003 8:49:42 AM PST · by jern · 20 replies · 258+ views
    AP via NY Post ^ | Dec 14, 2003 | DAFNA LINZER
    <p>BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Celebratory gunfire rang out across the Iraqi capital, radios played festive music, drivers honked their horns and passengers on buses and trucks chanted "They got Saddam, they got Saddam," as word of the former dictator's capture spread from car to car and shop to shop on a sun-filled Sunday afternoon.</p>
  • Saddam's First Thought (Led astray by the Left!)

    12/14/2003 3:52:04 AM PST · by Prime Choice · 27 replies · 383+ views
    Sacred Cow Burgers ^ | 12/14/2003 | Sacred Cow Burgers
    So what was Saddam's first thought upon his capture? Most likely he was cursing the claims made by the Democrats!! Way to go, Troops!!
  • A *REAL* Quagmire! (Saddam Loyalists react to news of his capture)

    12/14/2003 6:00:18 AM PST · by Prime Choice · 19 replies · 174+ views
    Sacred Cow Burgers ^ | 12/14/2003 | Sacred Cow Burgers
    In an emergency meeting, Saddam's loyalists ponder their increasingly dim future! : )
  • Democrats mostly pleased but give no credit to Bush

    12/14/2003 8:34:19 AM PST · by BJungNan · 58 replies · 562+ views
    GoGov ^ | SFGate
    Democratic presidential candidates welcomed news Sunday of Saddam Hussein's capture, saying the arrest of Iraq's former dictator marked a great day for U.S. soldiers, the people of Iraq and of the world. "I supported this effort in Iraq without regard for the political consequences because it was the right thing to do," Missouri Rep. Dick Gephardt said in a statement from Sumter, S.C., where he was campaigning. "I still feel that way now, and today is a major step toward stabilizing Iraq and building a new democracy." Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, who supported the Iraq war but has become increasingly...

    12/14/2003 8:12:25 AM PST · by Carthago delenda est · 27 replies · 188+ views ^ | December 14, 2003 | Iowahawk
    U.S. Troops Capture Saddam Hussein at ZZTop Concert. Celebratory gunfire heard in Baghdad, Tikrit and DemocraticUnderground: if he beats the rap, this really throw the nomination up for grabs. Dem Campaign Heats Up As Saddam Tosses Hat In Ring Des Moines, IA - Former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein and his upstart "Straight Talk Jihad" presidential campaign completed the third day of a campaign swing across the Hawkeye State Friday, buoyed by a new Des Moines Register poll showing growing support among core Democratic voters. The latest Register Iowa Poll of likely Democratic caucus voters, conducted between July 27 and July...
  • 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