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  • For Al-Zarqawi, myth was bigger than the man- Brutal tactics & U.S. propaganda helped his image

    06/08/2006 4:31:55 PM PDT · by dennisw · 60 replies · 1,164+ views
    msnbc ^ | Updated: 4:02 p.m. ET June 8, 2006 | MSNBC News Services
    DUBAI - Taunting President Bush during the videotaped killing of a sobbing, blindfolded U.S. hostage, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi boasted that the al-Qaida fighters he commanded “love death just like you love life.” “Killing for the sake of God is their best wish,” the insurgent leader said, drawing a knife to hack off the head of his kneeling victim. “Getting to your soldiers and allies are their happiest moments, and cutting the heads of the criminal infidels is implementing the orders of our Lord.” By the time he was killed Wednesday in a U.S. airstrike, al-Zarqawi was more powerful as a...
  • Santa Stiffs Democrats (WE GOT HIM!)

    12/19/2003 12:48:01 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 32 replies · 235+ views
    CBS News ^ | Friday, December 19, 2003 | Dick Meyer
    I don't think the capture of Saddam Hussein was even close to the worst news the Democrats got this week. Actually, I think it's a big news story, but a nano-issue in the campaign. Click here for full article. ================================================================ WE GOT HIM! Okay, did something happen while I was away? What's this stuff about Saddam being nabbed? Has this been confirmed? That ugly guy with the scraggly beard impersonating Santa in that Pentagon video (the one having his teeth checked for cavities and his beard for 9 dwarves) -- you call that "proof"? Give me a break. How do...
  • Capturing Saddam: A Worldview Perspective on War

    12/18/2003 9:11:33 AM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 3 replies · 129+ views
    BreakPoint ^ | 18 Dec 03 | Chuck Colson
    This past Sunday, you and I and millions around the world rejoiced as American troops dug Saddam Hussein out of the ground. The capture triggered the predictable 24-hour-a-day news coverage. It also prompted celebrations. ESPN’s Sports Centernamed the capture “the play of week.” Newspaper headlines read “We Got Him!” Great stuff! But a lot of people have also been saying that now there will be a quick end to the war in Iraq. I hate to rain on anyone’s parade, but in the midst of all the jubilation, let’s be careful not to delude ourselves. We have a long way...
  • (In more tragic news for Democrats), Bush approval jumps 10% after nabbing Saddam

    12/16/2003 3:41:41 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 31 replies · 869+ views ^ | Tuesday, December 16, 2003
    'WE GOT HIM!'Bush approval jumps 10% after nabbing Saddam8 in 10 Americans reject notion of withdrawing troops from Iraq Posted: December 16, 20031:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 President George W. Bush's approval rating experienced a major jump after the dramatic weekend capture of Saddam Hussein, reveal multiple weekend polls. A Washington Post-ABC News poll conducted Sunday showed the public's assessment of Bush's management of the Iraq conflict jumped to 58 percent, up from 48 percent last month. The poll, conducted by phone among 506 randomly selected adults nationwide, pegged Bush's overall job-approval rating at 57 percent, up 4 points up from...
  • U.S. troops find Bush's re-election

    12/16/2003 11:54:05 AM PST · by knighthawk · 20 replies · 234+ views
    National Post ^ | December 16 2003 | Andrew Marlatt
    BAGHAD - Acting on a tip, soldiers of the U.S. Army's 4th Infantry Division descended on a hole near a house on the outskirts of Tikrit Sunday, where they discovered President George W. Bush's re-election. "Ladies and gentlemen, we got him for four more years," a beaming Paul Bremer, the U.S. administrator of Iraq, announced at a press conference. Soldiers uncovered Bush's re-election hiding six feet below ground in a six-by-eight-foot hovel that was covered by a rug and a Styrofoam lid. To avoid skepticism among Iraqis and Americans, the U.S. military said it confirmed the second term's identity by...
  • 4th ID Troops Express Jubilation Over Saddam's Capture

    12/16/2003 3:13:11 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 11 replies · 2,007+ views
    DoD - American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec. 16, 2003 | Donna Miles
    4th ID Troops Express Jubilation Over Saddam's Capture By Donna MilesAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2003 -- It was the height of irony.Soldiers from the Army's 4th Infantry Division were huddled around television screens in Saddam Hussein's opulent palace in Tikrit, Iraq, watching the Dec. 14 announcement that a task force from their division had pulled the former dictator from a hole in the ground beneath a hovel just nine miles away. As the news broke, cheers and applause thundered through the marble corridors of the palace, now headquarters for the Fort Hood, Texas-based division. "It was...
  • The Day Iraq Learned Saddam Was Captured

    12/16/2003 3:41:33 PM PST · by Maria S · 20 replies · 2,110+ views ^ | December 9, 2003 | Christina Asquith
    The Sunday morning before the world learned of Saddam's capture, I was listening to three Baghdad University professors-a geologist, a chemist and a physicist-discuss improving the science department after three decades of Baath Party rule. The U.S. government was interested in helping them, and possibly offering millions of dollars in grants. In small, untelevised ways across Iraq, the rebuilding of the education system is happening--with or without Saddam. These scientists are in their 60s, Saddam's age, and as he heads off to prison, they are finally free to use their knowledge for noble purposes-- first and foremost to take all...
  • They Found Him in a Hole

    12/15/2003 5:35:45 PM PST · by ntnychik · 25 replies · 329+ views ^ | December 15, 2003 | Bob Lonsberry
    THEY FOUND HIM IN A HOLE It’s only natural that they found him in a hole in the ground. It put him that much closer to hell. Because that is where Saddam Hussein belongs. It is where Saddam Hussein has drawn his inspiration. It is the home of the god Saddam Hussein worships. Not the Allah of Islam. But the serpent of the garden. We must never fear calling a spade a spade, or a devil a devil. And Saddam Hussein is that. He long since stopped being a man and became a partner with evil. A disciple of darkness....
  • Saddam captured: A changed ball game

    12/15/2003 10:07:53 AM PST · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 133+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | December 15 2003 | Richard Z. Chesnoff
    The long-awaited capture of Saddam Hussein - dusty and disoriented, bearded and bedraggled - will have profound effects in Iraq and the Middle East. Not all of them will be positive. For the vast majority of Iraqis, it's time to celebrate the ultimate defeat of the haughty tyrant who once controlled their lives - and often brutally took them - and left their once-thriving economy in shambles. But even as thousands of joyful Iraqis took to the streets of Baghdad and Basra to fire guns in the air and distribute sweets in celebration, U.S. officials warned that Saddam's seizure will...
  • Bob Novak: As Dems scramble, White House a 'gloat-free zone'

    12/15/2003 9:54:58 AM PST · by presidio9 · 13 replies · 214+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | ROBERT NOVAK | ROBERT NOVAK
    At the White House on Sunday morning, President Bush's aides watching television finally saw images that they had been awaiting for months. Iraqis were dancing in the streets of Baghdad, celebrating the capture of Saddam Hussein. Bush's national security officials did not for a moment interpret the joy in Iraq as an indicator that bloody guerrilla warfare is about to end. Attacks against U.S. and other coalition troops can be expected to continue, but the end of Saddam's danger will make easier the occupation and pacification. And the political fallout will be profound. The joy at the White House on...
  • Al Jazeera: Saddam humiliation could fire up resistance

    12/15/2003 10:11:23 AM PST · by presidio9 · 45 replies · 244+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | Monday 15 December 2003
    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...
  • 'We Got Him!' ("…taqiyah — the Koranic notion allowing Muslims to profess friendship…")

    12/14/2003 10:15:00 PM PST · by quidnunc · 3 replies · 151+ views
    The Richmond [VA] Times-Dispatch ^ | December 15, 2003 | Editorial
    <p>Those were Paul Bremer's first words yesterday, announcing the capture of Saddam Hussein — and great good outstanding words they were.</p> <p>The world now knows the essentials: Operation Red Dawn; Wolverine 1 and Wolverine 2; a dilapidated orange and white taxi; 600 U.S. troops driving Saddam literally to ground — capturing him at the bottom of an eight-foot hole as he tried to cover himself with dirt. And not a shot was fired, not even by cowering Saddam the Invincible — this dark-lord "Sauron" who swore he would go down with guns blazing if he ever went down at all.</p>
  • 'We Got Him': Let Iraqis decide what to do with Saddam

    12/14/2003 9:03:34 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 14 replies · 102+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 12/15/03 | editorial board
    <p>When U.S. administrator for Iraq L. Paul Bremer spoke those words yesterday, viewers around the world rejoiced. But it was the spontaneous reaction of Iraqi journalists--who could not contain their emotions when images of the captured Saddam Hussein were flashed on a screen--that demonstrated just how important this moment is for Iraq's reconstruction.</p>
  • 'Ladies and gentlemen: we got him!'

    12/14/2003 4:32:42 PM PST · by mylife · 9 replies · 119+ views ^ | 12/14/03 | Mark Steyn
    'Ladies and gentlemen: we got him!' BAGHDAD, Iraq, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. forces captured Saddam Hussein without firing a shot after learning he was hiding at a farm house near Tikrit, Iraq, officials said. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez said members of the Fourth Infantry Division found Saddam hiding in a "spider hole" about six to eight feet deep. Troops also recovered various small arms, a taxicab nearby and $750,000 in cash, just south of Tikrit. There were no injuries, and Sanchez described Saddam as "talkative and cooperative." The news conference was attended by members of Iraqi Governing Council and Coalition...
  • Newsweek: How We Got Saddam ('Don't shoot')

    12/14/2003 2:44:13 PM PST · by jern · 169 replies · 493+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Evan Thomas and Rod Nordland | Dec. 14, 2003
    Dec. 22 Issue - In a part of the world where pride and dignity mean everything, the images were clearly intended to shame. A nameless doctor or medical technician, wearing rubber gloves, was seen closely examining the man's hair, perhaps looking for vermin. Prodded with a tongue depressor, the man opened his mouth; the doctor peered at the pink flesh of his throat and scraped off a few cells for DNA identification. Then the world saw the man's face. Haggard, defeated, slightly disgusted and unquestionably Saddam Hussein, tyrant and terrorist, sadist and murderer, object of one of the greatest manhunts...
  • Cool pic at Basrah Airport

    12/14/2003 12:54:54 PM PST · by saquin · 44 replies · 4,125+ views
    The words 'We got him,' spoken by U.S. Iraq administrator L. Paul Bremer at a press conference announcing the capture of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, are illuminated on the air traffic control tower at Basrah International Airport, in Southern Iraq, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003. The message was written by the employees of the control tower. (AP Photo/Royal Navy via PA, Paul A'Barrow)
  • ‘WE GOT HIM’ ~ 4th Infantry Captures Saddam Near Tikrit

    12/14/2003 1:53:50 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 34 replies · 3,574+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec. 14, 2003 | Jim Garamone
    U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Paul Bremer watches the video of Saddam Hussein going through his medical examination shortly after his capture while it was being briefed to the media gathered at the Iraqi Forum in Baghdad, Dec. 14, 2003. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Steven Pearsall ‘WE GOT HIM’ 4th Infantry Captures Saddam Near Tikrit By Jim Garamone / American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2003 — With three words – “We got him” – Ambassador L. Paul Bremer III announced at a press briefing in Baghdad today that U.S. forces had captured Iraqi dictator Saddam...
  • Saddam's fall: From palaces to filthy pit

    12/14/2003 2:06:38 PM PST · by kattracks · 36 replies · 137+ views
    AP | 12/14/03 | NIKO PRICE
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — A man who lived in sprawling palaces was pulled from a hole in the dirt. A man who challenged the greatest armies in the world was arrested without firing a shot. A man who embezzled billions of dollars and put his image on every Iraqi bank note was found with a single suitcase of cash — bearing the face of an American, Benjamin Franklin. The image that emerged Sunday of Saddam Hussein in captivity contrasted in almost every way to the life of one of the world's most despised dictators. "He was subservient and broken," said...
  • President Bush Addresses Nation on the Capture of Saddam Hussein

    12/14/2003 1:22:13 PM PST · by NonValueAdded · 19 replies · 446+ views
    The White House ^ | 12/14/2003 | President George W Bush
    President Bush Addresses Nation on the Capture of Saddam Hussein Remarks by the President on the Capture of Saddam Hussein The Cabinet Room 12:15 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon. Yesterday, December the 13th, at around 8:30 p.m. Baghdad time, United States military forces captured Saddam Hussein alive. He was found near a farmhouse outside the city of Tikrit, in a swift raid conducted without casualties. And now the former dictator of Iraq will face the justice he denied to millions. President George W. Bush addresses the nation on the capture of Saddam Hussein from the Cabinet Room, Sunday, Dec....
  • Saddam still in Iraq: US

    12/14/2003 11:57:02 AM PST · by aculeus · 12 replies · 102+ views
    The Australian ^ | 15dec03 | From correspondents in Washington
    A SENIOR US defence official today said Saddam Hussein was being held in Iraq, denying a report that he had been moved out of the country. A CBS News correspondent in Saddam's northern Iraq hometown of Tikrit, near where Saddam was captured, said he had learned from military sources that the former Iraqi president was no longer in the country. But the defence official, who asked not to be identified, said he had looked into the report and it was false. "I'm telling you, this idea he's been moved out of Iraq is just not true," the official said. US...