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mb7588a Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:13 AM
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Bremer: "Ladies and gentlemen, we got him." Press cheers.
Edited on Sun Dec-14-03 06:27 AM by mb7588a
And the press cheered. :puke:

edited: subject
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eileen_d Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:14 AM
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1. Did you expect them to throw tomatoes?
:shrug:
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SahaleArm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:14 AM
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2. Nice of the press to be a bunch of cheerleaders.
Edited on Sun Dec-14-03 06:24 AM by SahaleArm
Nice way to be objective; removes any doubt of journalistic integrity.
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leftyandproud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:15 AM
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3. they just proved it...sickening
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:16 AM
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5. well, the applause signs were lit
what choice did they have?
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Paragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:16 AM
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6. Relax
The press conference is in Baghdad. That's a perfectly natural reaction, especially from local Iraqi journalists.

Now if someone tries that in the White House press room, they'll get a polite or no reaction at all.
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leftyandproud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:19 AM
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12. This was STILL..
an illegal war...an illegal occupation. Bush should be tried before Saddam.
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SahaleArm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:19 AM
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13. Iraqi Press? What's that like 2 people.
That room is mostly filled with US and foreign press agents.
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Paragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:32 AM
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32. Care to take that back now?
:D
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SahaleArm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:39 AM
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34. OK 4 Iraqi press agents...
Edited on Sun Dec-14-03 06:40 AM by SahaleArm
The whole room erupted at first so that was more than just the Iraqis :)
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eileen_d Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:41 AM
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35. OMG... are you WAFFLING?
:spank:
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incapsulated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:15 AM
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4. It was just four of them in the front n/t
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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:16 AM
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CBS reports Saddam turned in for reward money
According to "scuttlebutt on the ground."
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:18 AM
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9. CNN's Jane Araf (sp) reported the same
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spinbaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:18 AM
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10. Sanchez makes it sound like a military operation
"Operation Red Dawn."

Turned in for money, eh?
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DemExpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:16 AM
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7. Wonderful news!
:kick:

DemEx
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:18 AM
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8. Good morning. I think the cheering
was from a half dozen or so Iraqi journalists(?).
Now what?
It's a propaganda victory for the Bushies*, but in the larger scheme of things I don't think it means much. I really don't think the "insurgents" are Saddam led.
Just my 2 cents.
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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:21 AM
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15. My own two cents is that bu$hco has known where he is all along,
and that he would be trotted out at the appropriate moment. I would have SWORN that moment would be sometime in late summer 2004.
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mb7588a Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:25 AM
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18. nono, that initial cheer
was a lot more than a half dozen people.
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LoneStarDem Donating Member (93 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:19 AM
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11. Oh hell...
He was captured in "Operation RED DAWN"

Gotta love those Operational name codes
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eileen_d Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:19 AM
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14. At least it wasn't "Operation Breakfast Club"
:P
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kanrok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:30 AM
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28. Could have been "Operation Pretty In Pink" as well
n/t
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incapsulated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:23 AM
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16. Wow, video already!
Don't look too good, do he?
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SahaleArm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:23 AM
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17. Was that planned? Looks like we brought in a few extras for cheerleading
Edited on Sun Dec-14-03 06:23 AM by SahaleArm
nm
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Nomad559 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:25 AM
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19. Ladies and gentlemen, we got him - Video
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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:25 AM
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20. Sanchez: "This brings closure to the Iraqi people"
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:33 AM
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33. What a stunningly naive statement.
I could almost feel sorry for the general who thinks things will get better now.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:25 AM
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21. The video did not need to run on and on.
The historical and current pictures would have sufficed. :(
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Joe the Revelator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:28 AM
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26. eh
they have to convince people that they actually have him alive
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:31 AM
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29. true enough
just don't think we need to see him get his mouth examined. :(
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incapsulated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:26 AM
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22. "Issue will be resolved in the future..."
What will be done with Saddam. Hmmm...
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incapsulated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:27 AM
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23. Did you catch the first Iraqi question??
When will we have complete self-rule!

Now, that wasn't in the script.
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SahaleArm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:28 AM
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24. No sh*t :) n/t
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incapsulated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:29 AM
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27. Seems to be a common concern, so far, heh n/t
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tlb Donating Member (611 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:28 AM
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25. HOORAY !
I'll cheer too.
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incapsulated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:32 AM
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31. Two* cheers for capturing Saddam
One for the Iraqis he has killed and terrorized.

One for the fact that he's got it coming.

*Minus one for the fact that we are even in Iraq.
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ecstatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:31 AM
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30. Bush LIED repeatedly but now that Saddam has been captured
people now view him as a hero. They've forgotten the fact that Saddam had nothing to do with 911, that 400+ troops are now dead, and more will continue to die due to this illegal war.

WHERE IS OSAMA???
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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:42 AM
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36. Sanchez: Saddam will continue to be held at "undisclosed location"
Will he be chatting with Cheney?

:evilgrin:
dbt
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mb7588a Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:46 AM
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37. Bremer: "God Bless America" are the last words.
sick. What about Iraq?
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mrbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:49 AM
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39. a big red flag on that final comment
what's this "god bless america" shit?

isn't this supposed to be about iraq?
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incapsulated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:49 AM
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40. heh
They know who benefits from this.

Meanwhile, Iraq is swimming in oil and it's a 3 mile long line for gasoline...
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morgan2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:48 AM
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38. heh my dad just got up and I told him what happened
His first response. "Oh thats big news, What do you think the democrats are gonna do now?" Background, he's a casual republican. He likes them because they cut his taxes and he finds the left in general a bit crazy. All I could say, what does that have to do with the democrats. Was just a funny moment, but telling of how the news will be taken by most people.
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dpibel Donating Member (898 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:51 AM
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41. Any Firesign Theater fans around here?
Paul Bremer does the best Principal Poop impression you've ever heard.

"We need more students for Morescience High!"
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Iverson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 06:53 AM
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42. Peorgie!
Where are ya gonna graduate from?
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 07:36 AM
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43. STOP calling me Fred. My name's Adolf.
If I could get some work out of that boy of yours, I can have the bunker finished by election day.
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Muddleoftheroad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 07:44 AM
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44. My guess
The media guys/gals who cheered all think they might actually get to go home this lifetime.
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