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"They Got Saddam! They Got Saddam!"

Video image of captured former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein displayed at a news conference in Baghdad Sunday Dec. 14, 2003 in this image from television. Top U.S. administrator in Iraq L. Paul Bremer confirmed the capture of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in a house near his hometown of Tikrit, eight months after the fall of Baghdad. (AP Photo/APTN)<br />
This makes me glad I woke up early this morning...

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - American forces captured a bearded Saddam Hussein as he hid in the cellar of a farmhouse near his hometown of Tikrit, ending one of the most intensive manhunts in history. The arrest, eight months after the fall of Baghdad, was carried out without a shot fired and was a huge victory for U.S. forces.

"Ladies and gentlemen, we got him," U.S. administrator L. Paul Bremer told a news conference. "The tyrant is a prisoner."

Saddam was captured Saturday at 8:30 p.m. in a specially prepared "spider hole" in the cellar in the town of Adwar, 10 miles from Tikrit, Lt Col. Ricardo Sanchez said. The hole was six to eight feet deep, camouflaged with bricks and dirt and supplied with an air vent to allow long periods inside.

In the capital, radio stations played celebratory music, residents fired small arms in the air and others drove through the streets, shouting, "They got Saddam! They got Saddam!"


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Comments (5)

My Mom called me this morni... (Below threshold)
Kate:

My Mom called me this morning and told me that he was captured. I have been glued to the news ever since. I am so glad Hussein was captured - the bastard.

what ever happened to Osan... (Below threshold)
foo:

what ever happened to Osana bin Laden?

Oh well, I suppose it hardly matters which US-trained despot has been captured in an illegal war... as long as we still get to wave our flags.

HOOOHOOOO!!!! Man what a wa... (Below threshold)

HOOOHOOOO!!!! Man what a way to start a Sunday morning!!!!!

I think it was my BlogCuba posts that did it, sending out all those positive anti-dictator vibes!!!!

All I want for Christmas now is for the Wolverines to be re-deployed to some island south of Florida.

Ahh, foo, I see the anti-wa... (Below threshold)

Ahh, foo, I see the anti-war left has been roused by their CO's and told to grab the rhetoric off the shelves on their way out. Lock and load standard drivel, proceed to front lines.

Foo:Stay tuned.</p... (Below threshold)

Foo:

Stay tuned.

<evil, maniacal cackle>




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