Saddam Caught?

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    Let's hope it's true!

    Yahoo just posted: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tm...4/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_saddam&cid=540&ncid=716

    New Agency Says Saddam Detained in Iraq
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    TEHRAN, Iran - Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) has been detained in Iraq (news - web sites), Iran's official news agency reported Sunday.



    "Saddam Hussein was arrested in his hometown of Tikrit," IRNA quoted top Iraqi leader, Jalal Talabani as saying. It gave no further details.


    In Iraq, a separate rumor that Saddam was captured or killed near Tikrit sent hundreds of exultant people into the streets of this northern Iraqi city Sunday. They fired in the air in celebration and congratulated each other.


    In Baghdad, a spokeswoman for the U.S.-led occupation notified reporters that a "very important" announcement will be made at a news conference scheduled for 7 a.m. EST, but did not say who would be the speaker. The spokeswoman requested anonymity.


    In Tikrit, rumors that the former dictator was in custody were making the rounds, but reporters attached to the 4th Infantry Division, the U.S. unit in charge of security in the area, said there was no unusual activity there overnight or early Sunday.


    "We are celebrating like it's a wedding," said Mustapha Sheriff, a resident of Kirkuk. "We are finally rid of that criminal."


    "This is the joy of a lifetime," said Ali Al-Bashiri, another Kirkuk resident. "I am speaking on behalf of all the people that suffered under his rule."


    Saddam, who ruled Iraq for 23 years until his ouster in April, has been a fugitive since then with a $25 million bounty on his head.


    Rumors about Saddam's capture or death periodically surface, and a hotline set up by the occupation authorities for tips on his whereabouts is flooded with callers.
     
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    I just heard the same on MSNBC ! Would be great !
     
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    There will a press conference at 7:00AM EST by the CPA.
     
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    What news to wake up to!

    I can only assume it's true at this point, it's been verified supposedly by Paul Bremer, Chalabi & Jalal Talabani.

    I CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR THE LIBERALS SPIN ON THIS if it turns out to be true!!!

    "This isn't good news, infidels, it's just another sad event of war"
    "Where's the WMD"?
    "What took them so long"?
    "The sources aren't reliable"
    "Saddam has so many doubles, I'm sure it isn't even him"
    "They are probably just going to make him a member of PNAC"

    :laugh:
     
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    Oh Happy Day! What great news first thing in the morning!!
     
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    Reuters is now confirming DNA shows it is Saddam !!!!!!!!:clap:
     
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    First Tests Show Captured Man Is Saddam

    WASHINGTON - U.S. military captured a man in the basement of a building in Tikrit, Iraq (news - web sites), during raids seeking Saddam Hussein (news - web sites), and initial efforts to verify his identity indicate he is the deposed Iraqi dictator, U.S. officials said Sunday

    "It certainly looks good," one senior U.S. official said, cautioning more scientific testing, possibly DNA, was being done early Sunday morning to try to confirm the identity.

    The official said the captured man's appearance did not immediately look like Saddam, but additional efforts to ascertain his identity indicated he was the former leader.

    The officials spoke only on condition of anonymity.

    The military raids in and near Tikrit, Saddam's hometown, were based on fresh intelligence and were aimed at capturing Saddam, the officials said, and the man was captured in one of the targeted buildings.

    "He was in a cellar of the building. His appearance was such that it made it not immediately certain you could say it was Saddam Hussein," the official said.

    Saddam's capture would be a defining moment in the Iraq war and subsequent rebuilding process, and Bush administration officials have hoped it would lessen or break the organized resistance against U.S. troops that have led to scores of deaths since the end of combat operations.

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20031214/ap_on_re_mi_ea/us_saddam&cid=540&ncid=716
     
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    They will downplay the importance of his capture and look foolish as normal. :cof:
     
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    Saddam looks like a bum in Penn Station.:laugh:
     
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    all i can say is

    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
     

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