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Counciltucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:08 PM
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Latest news: Saddam was executed.
As reported by CNN (and apparently two Arab networks), Saddam was executed some 10 minutes ago.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:12 PM
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1. NBC saying the same thing.
Quoting Al Arabiya (sp?) and other "single sources."
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:13 PM
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2. I bet George feels like smoking a cigarette right now n/t
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:14 PM
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3. no he`s whacking off in the bathroom
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:45 PM
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47. No
He's with Condi, Cheney and Rummie wacking each other off.

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truth2power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 09:39 AM
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103. You are probably more correct than you can imagine...
I wouldn't doubt that George and Rummy creamed their pants over this, and I'm sorry for being so blatant about it, but I've observed these guys long enough to KNOW that something ain't right about them.

Just like that British citizen, Mossam Begg (sp?) who was on Now with David Broncaccio last night. When he was being held at Baghram Air Base, he described how the interrogators (aka torturers) stripped him naked and "played" with his genitals. And, no, this isn't just to humiliate the "detainees." IMHO.

Keerist! Why is there always this homoerotic component to all the torture stories? I think it's because it's modeled all the way up the chain of command. Sicko pukes! All of 'em! :puke:

But I digress. :(

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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:14 PM
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5. Word. This is what the Texecutioner lives for. n/t
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Say_What Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:14 PM
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4. I feel like I'm gonna puke...
:puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:
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kegler14 Donating Member (541 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:15 PM
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6. Thank goodness
Now all the violence and wars in the Middle East will stop. And of course all terrorists will give up.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:15 PM
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:19 PM
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8. The NBC news guy live from Baghdad has obviously been moved
a little. A few minutes ago, just before the execution was confirmed, he was reporting in what looked like some sort of press room with a couple of decorated and lit-up Christmas trees in view just behind him. They aren't visible now. Guess somebody back in the control room at 30 Rock thought it might be kinda tacky...
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:19 PM
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9. I went right to CNN Headline news and got
Nancy Grace talking about Laci Peterson.

Thank goodness for DU!
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:21 PM
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10. Yeah. Really. DU is keeping me company tonight, too.
Husband dozed off next to me, missed the "big news."

Thank goodness for DU!
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Jcrowley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:25 PM
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11. Macabre Media Circus
http://www.cnn.com /



Hussein executed, Iraqi TV stations report
POSTED: 10:21 p.m. EST, December 29, 2006

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has been executed, according to two Arabic language media outlets.

Hussein was hanged before dawn on Saturday in Iraq, at about 6 a.m. (10 p.m. Friday ET), the U.S.-backed Al-Hurra television reported.

Earleri, Munir Haddad, a judge on the appeals court that upheld the former dictator's death sentence, and an adviser to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki each confirmed the paperwork needed for Hussein's execution had been prepared late Friday.

"All the procedures have been completed," Haddad said.

At the same time, a U.S. district judge refused a request to stay the execution. (Read U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly's decision (pdf))

<snip>

http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/12/29/hussein/index...
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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:30 PM
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12. So, if Iraq's a sovereign nation ("That means you have sovereignty!" - GWB) . . .
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 10:31 PM by hatrack
Why did a U.S. district judge have jurisdiction?

Just asking . . .
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:31 PM
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13. The U.S. decision had to do with Saddam's rights in an upcoming civil
trial.
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Jcrowley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:35 PM
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15. Cuz
that's the way we do things 'round here. See boy?

BTW hatrack while I have never responded to any of your posts in the Energy forum I read most of them and regard you as one of THE if not THE most important poster(s) at this forum. More people, many more, need to read what you are putting out there and understand how it relates to their lives and the political conditions we now see before us.

Now, back to the Two Minutes Hate.
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:43 PM
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46. He was in US custody. n/t
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Igel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:15 PM
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56. The finding was that the court didn't have jurisdiction.
If he'd been in US custody, maybe. But since he wasn't, the court had little choice.
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:49 PM
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49. Elizabeth Vargas just stated that Saddam was "responsible for wars against
the US". He was responsible for a lot of things, but that's quit a load of historical revisionism! I expect that we'll hear a lot more in the days ahead. I'm sure that no one will mention who helped him gain power in the first place...


Now, where's Osama?
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 10:50 AM
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108. Saddam never fired a single shot at Americans, except in self-defence
He attacked Kuwait (not Americans) and Iran (also not Americans), then got invaded by Americans themselves.

And at no time did he ever plan to attack Americans. Or their interests.

Americans were his friends, who turned on him.
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robcon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:33 PM
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14. Satan has greeted hell's latest resident by now.
rot in hell
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:21 PM
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63. Nope. There is no hell. His body will just lay in the ground. nt
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Liberty Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:40 PM
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16. Saddam Hussein has been executed (with his half-brother): Raw Story
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 10:25 PM by Liberty Belle
Saddam Hussein has been executed

RAW STORY
Published: Friday December 29, 2006
Print This Email This Print page sponsored by Velvet Revolution.




Condemned Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has been executed by hanging along with his half-brother, CNN International is quoting Arab television sources.

www.rawstory.com

http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/Saddam_Hussein_has_be...
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BleedingHeartPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:40 PM
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17. We are offically barbarians now, inducted by the ultimate bait and switch.
300 million plus have become accomplices to Rove's last hurrah. MKJ
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:24 PM
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64. I Thought They Said THREE Were Killed? (nt)
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kysrsoze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 03:58 AM
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91. They killed him first, then his brother and some other guy. The whole thing is twisted.
Edited on Sat Dec-30-06 04:02 AM by kysrsoze
Yes, Hussein was a real fuck and deserved to die, but hearing about this literally made me sick to my stomach. They snuffed him. This was the final culmination of a five-year long, government-sponsored crusade to assassinate a head of state for three purposes - to get him out of the way and shut him up, to achieve revenge for trying "to kill my daddy," and to create a media sideshow that supposedly demonstrates just how much we "helped" Iraq. Well, now that we've managed to kill more people that Saddam did, what's another three bodies? Why wasn't Hussein tried at the Hague? Makes you wonder.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 08:21 AM
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99. looks like he was executed alone
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Chichiri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:41 PM
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18. CNN: Saddam Hussein executed at 5:57 AM Baghdad time (9:57 EST)
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 10:16 PM by Chichiri
10 minutes ago, at 5:57 Baghdad time. This is being reported by two seperate Arab-language networks.
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:41 PM
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19. Great, now...WHERE'S OSAMA?! NT
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 10:09 PM by onehandle
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Chichiri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:41 PM
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21. No word. None expected. Talk to the Chimp.
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:41 PM
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25. Excellent question.
One all to easilly forgotten.
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:41 PM
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20. God Protect my Family IN IRAQ its about to become hell
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:41 PM
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24. sadly...
it's already hell. and going to get somehow hotter.

prayers for all those stuck there, and the citizens.


www.cafepress.com/warisprofitable
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:41 PM
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28. No kidding.
The Sunni community is going to view him as a martyr.
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brer cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:41 PM
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30. My prayers are with you and the troops, Monkeyman!
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:41 PM
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22. it's breaking news on msnbc.com that he is dead EOM
,
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:41 PM
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34. Notice how they moved the Baghdad guy reporting live from the
press room there - AWAY from the Christmas trees in the background. I suspect somebody coordinating the coverage had him move away from them, because the visuals would just be a little too tacky, thankyouverymuch. It's certainly not what I would want to remember when I look at a Christmas tree.
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dailykoff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:41 PM
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23. One less witness.
Wonder who's next?
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:41 PM
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26. Exactly what my husband just said.
:(
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Say_What Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:41 PM
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27. precisely
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 10:27 AM
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107. Isn't it ironic, that photo is dated after Saddam committed the crime
for which he has just been executed for. :shrug:
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Say_What Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 09:31 PM
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131. Good catch. But he was Uncle Sam's favorite dictator then. Fought that dirty
war against Iran for the RayGun/Bush crowd. That's why Bush II wanted him killed so quick.

:argh:
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:19 PM
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59. Another witness gone.
How convenient for the criminals.

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truth2power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 09:55 AM
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105. Since you mentioned it...
There was an interview last night on All Things Considered with the President of the Washington Kurdish Institute. I don't remember his name. He said it might be good for Sadaam to remain alive to stand trial for the gassing of the Kurds, because there are countries that are complicit and who aided him in that endeavor (paraphrased, but pretty close) and that information would be disclosed.

Uh, yep...that would be the Great, All Holy, American Government. Of course, that couldn't be why we offed him so quickly. Nah!
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TroglodyteScholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 03:33 PM
Response to Reply #105
120. I posted about that exact same thing in GD yesterday...
...but not many people seemed interested:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

I can't help but think there's something to it...........
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:36 PM
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65. Yup. His executioners sleep easier tonight, having eliminated a witness to their crimes.
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crickets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 02:23 AM
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86. Exactly. nt
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 12:35 AM
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75. I totally agree.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:41 PM
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29. It's up on the CNN site now.
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Chichiri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:41 PM
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31. CBS, NBC, MSNBC, FOX all have it now.
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lstrether Donating Member (88 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:41 PM
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32. terrible news
Aside from my resistance to the death penalty, I regret this because he could have testified against both of the bushes and all the other creeps who have dragged this country into the mud with their onanistic fantasies of empire.
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laylah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:41 PM
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37. Just the reasons the US
set up the kangaroo court and hastened the execution. So much for "democracy"...at least here in this so called one (I know, I KNOW, we are a Republic), a convicted felon, sentenced to death, has access to appeals that can take years.

Saddam WAS a beast...much of it thanks to us; however, I am just so against the dp. Now, if the bastards that have screwed this country so badly end up the same way, I may change my stance, temporarily.

And, btw, welcome! :toast: (to your welcome, that is)

Jenn
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CHIMO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:41 PM
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33. Pontius Pilot
Washed his hands. The purple won't come off.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:41 PM
Response to Reply #18
35. Where's the drooling networks and breaking news?
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 10:28 PM by Breeze54
The sudden silence is deafening!

EXECUTED
http://www.cnn.com /



Oops!! Here we go!

ABC Breaking news.... Saddam Hussein Executed.
Vargas wanted to know if there was a video. Ugh!
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Chichiri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:41 PM
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36. CBS was a few minutes ago, and NBC 10-15 minutes ago.
Both just for a few minutes.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:41 PM
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40. ABC is going at it still....about to stop.
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 10:31 PM by Breeze54
20/20 stopped the story and went right to:

Death Of A Dictator

Elizabth Vargas...again.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 07:10 AM
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96. Vargas is a very sick demented individual
I'm sure she loves this picture too

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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:41 PM
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38. Great - can we go home now?
nt
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:41 PM
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39. I got this breaking blurb from CNN at 10:17pm
-- Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is dead -- executed by hanging for killings committed during a brutal crackdown nearly 25 years ago –- Iraqi TV stations report.

Watch CNN or log on to http://CNN.com and watch FREE video, plus live, commercial-free video with CNN Pipeline. CNN - The most trusted name in news.


...so nearly 25 years ago...who was President and what did he do about it :shrug:
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54anickel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:41 PM
Response to Reply #39
44. And 23 years ago Rummy was shaking his hand. n/t
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tritsofme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:41 PM
Response to Reply #18
41. I don't shed a tear for him.
But was this act of victor's justice worth the lives of more than 3,000 young American lives?

I think not.
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CHIMO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:41 PM
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42. Saddam Hussein executed: Arab media
Saddam Hussein executed: Arab media
Last Updated: Friday, December 29, 2006 | 10:30 PM ET
CBC News

Arab media reports former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has been hanged.

Saddam was hanged around 6 a.m. local time Saturday (10 p.m. ET Friday) in Baghdad's Green Zone, according to Arab television stations Al-Hurra and Al-Arabiya.

Agence France-Presse also reported Iraqi public television as saying Saddam was dead. But there has been no official confirmation from either the Iraqi or U.S. government.

Saddam, who was captured in December 2003 following the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, was convicted in early November of committing crimes against humanity in the slaughter of 148 Shia Muslims in the northern city of Dujail in 1982.

http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2006/12/29/saddam-dead.ht...

Now all we need is a good theif and a bad one as well.
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lala_rawraw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:41 PM
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43. during hajj... good god
do they not know a thing about this culture they are claiming to be freeing?
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:48 PM
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48. Yes they do
They do it on purpose to enrage them even further. Bush needs all the excuses he can get for his 'surge'.

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City67 Donating Member (73 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 03:48 PM
Response to Reply #43
121. This was done by the new Iraq govt, not the US n/t
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ckramer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:41 PM
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45. The execution happened inside Greenzone - the US territory in Iraq
Therefore, USA or Bush is responsible for the killing of Saddam.

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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 12:26 AM
Response to Reply #18
74. self-delete
Edited on Sat Dec-30-06 12:27 AM by Eugene
Responded to wrong subthread.
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Zenlitened Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:55 PM
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50. Well, that's one less piece of garbage stinking up the planet. Saddam was scum, no question.
But jeez, this was one hell of an expensive execution. In terms of dollars, yes, but also in terms of the lives of American troops and Iraqi civilians alike. And in terms of our nation's own heart and soul, so to speak. Man, we have paid a hell of a price to knock one guy off the chessboard. Is this what "mission accomplished" is supposed to feel like? At the very least, let's declare victory and get the fuck out of Iraq like tomorrow.


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kurtyboy Donating Member (968 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:59 PM
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51. Hey, you don't think they rushed it, do ya?
I mean, I was just checking Icasualties.org and noting that we'll see the 3000th US death tomorrow or the next day (take the under, or sooner, bet). D'ya think they're tryin' to pre'empt the suck-ass news with more suck-ass news of their own?

Just maybe?

All Hell will now be unleashed in Iraq. Tet and Rodney King verdict combined....

Fuck.........

Or maybe not. But I'm betting on Hell tonight.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:42 PM
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67. Not sure why anyone in Iraq would care
Don't most regard him as pretty irrelevant to what is going on in their lives these days?
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dailykoff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:59 PM
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52. NPR trying valiantly to spin it as an accomplishment.
Without success I might add.
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:07 PM
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53. I guess he won't be attacking the WTC anymore
Oh wait, that was (supposedly) Bin Laden, the guy still at large.
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slowry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:11 PM
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54. And the hydra grows another head. n/t
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:15 PM
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55. I think we can all agree on one thing . . .
I cannot WAIT for the Bush "Presidency" to end.

This has got to be the absolute most shameful BLIGHT on American history. Nothing but aggresive ego wars, conflict, genocide, terrorism, dying, fear, layoffs, job insecurity, plant closings, free enterprise being all but dead, corruption, scandal, bad news almost hourly, stolen elections, the rich getting whatever the hell they want while the middle class and the poor get lead piped, corporations and religion hand in hand controlling the message, STILL no national health care, STILL no end to the Middle East bloodbath, STILL no plan on anything, a skyrocketing debt and trade deficit . . . gosh, I can just go on and on and on and on, but it's TOO FUCKING DEPRESSING!!!!

Always remember that while Saddam was a bastard, he was OUR bastard. And our own bastard continues to shit up everything he touches and gets the hell away with it because "we're the good guy$!"

No. We're not.

Collectively, as a country, we need to do something, and FAST.
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:21 PM
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62. True, Bush reminds one of Nero or Caligula. n/t
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Pachamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:17 PM
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57. CNN's reporter in Baghdad saying people "dancing around the bodies"
WTF? What kind of execution was it? I mean, in the US where we also conduct executions, there may be people who are "witnesses", but they aren't given access to the bodies after in order to "dance around".

I can only say that he may have been the most evil tyrant and dictator of this century (hey- and we helped make him and give him power!) but his trial and now quick execution seems like it was done in a very questionable way. I feel the US and Bush wanted him dead - very quickly. Saddam was a witness to too much that they did and provided to him.

The sad reality right now is his death will change nothing in Iraq and if anything, only more violence and he will become a martyr to the Sunni's.

Finally, I don't understand why Saddam wasn't kept alive longer to stand trial for crimes that were far far greater than the one he supposedly was hung for - oh yeah - that's because facts would have come out like the ones that would show we provided the gas that was used on Kurds. :eyes:
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HuffleClaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:17 PM
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58. engineered by BUSH to coincide with one of islam's holiest days...
and the freepers are at 4500 posts in their usual circle jerk. truly sickening reading.
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cut.your.crap Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:19 PM
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60. I found a dollar in my old coat
This is more important news Saddam. Saddam is a non-issue.
The fact that I considered raising the heat to 64 for the past few evenings a "Christmas present" to my family is something that really bothers me. In 2000, we always let the temperature run 60 to 64. In 2003 that range was cut to 59-62. In 2004 it was cut to 58-60. In 2005, 57-60. This year we also put a 7 minute time limit on showers. I just can't make it much colder...
I've been earing the exact same salary since 2004. I have a skilled trade. We live leaner and leaner every year since Bush was elected. Funny, in 1994-2000, my standard of living went up every year. I'm one of the lucky ones...
The fact that more and more people live in poverty or near poverty has been on my mind for years. They talk about a recession. I ask, "how will I know?"
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MODemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:20 PM
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61. The hanging of Sadam must be a huge relief to Bushes
After all, we lost nearly three thousand of our military, and God knows how many thousands of our own
soldiers have been maimed; plus thousands upon thousands of civilians getting murdered, in order to
bring "Democracy" to Iraq. Plus, Sadam won't be able to tell the real truth behind this "deal" he and the Bushes had. How barbaric.

Has Osama bin forgotten, George?" Lest you forget, he's still running free, just as you are.


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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 05:35 PM
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126. actually he lost over 3000 now.
Edited on Sat Dec-30-06 05:35 PM by superconnected
You're free to use the term, we hit the limit today. It's just shaded under the saddam murder, oh I mean capital punnishment of a murderer.
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MODemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-31-06 05:05 PM
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136. I just saw that we've reached 3,000 and that's so sad
When I think of all the Fatherless and Motherless little children left behind, it blows my mind. Why would anyone think this bloody mess is okay? It's one hell of a price to pay, trying to make George W. Bush into somewhat of a hero. He's not worth losing even one life for IMHO.

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:40 PM
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66. This just in- Chemical Ali claims Saddam is just fine.
He's not dead. He's still going about his activities as normal.

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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 12:10 AM
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71. Sure you don't mean
Comical Ali - Minister of Information ?
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 12:30 PM
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111. You're both wrong. That was Baghdad Bob. n/t
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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:54 PM
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68. This happens on the eve of reaching 3000 US soldiers dead in iraq.
Tomorrow when we reach it, what do you think will be the big news?

I know nobody who belongs here watches faux news, so I'll ask the freeper imposters with votes under 100, did they air the hanging? Did your mouth water. I expect the video to be downloadable by morning.
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RProser Donating Member (20 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:54 PM
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69. I don't feel either elation or depression. It reminds me of how I felt
when Timothy McVeigh was excuted. It's not that he didn't deserve death - there's no doubt that he intentionally murdered countless innocent non-combatants, including personally murdering two sons-in-law. Importantly, these weren't unintended incidental deaths from combat - they were the precise targets he meant to exterminate. While I have no qualms about his execution, there still is a sadness and I make no gloat or take no glee that he received appropriate justice.
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WETSU Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 02:01 AM
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81. Agree with your feelngs - thanks for saing it well n/t
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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 12:03 AM
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70. Faux news - does it up in their own bloodthristy way
Edited on Sat Dec-30-06 12:29 AM by superconnected
http://www.foxnews.com /

gee Michigan iraq americans cheer over dimwits death, it's faux's way of making it's supporters feel this is acceptable.

Oh, and check out the skull they added:


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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 12:14 AM
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72. BBC picture is more tasteful
Edited on Sat Dec-30-06 12:24 AM by edwardlindy
as you'd expect from them : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/default.stm

Sky News, Murdoch owned, has used the same picture : http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-13559626,0...

As I've said before - you cannot equate Sky with Fox despite common ownership.
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crickets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 02:02 AM
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82. The tastelessness of that graphic is beyond the pale. nt
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 07:25 AM
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97. Jeez louise. Fox is so freakin' pathetic.
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davhill Donating Member (854 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-31-06 05:10 PM
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137. His Death should serve as a deterent
to other mass murders. However, I don't think Bush will be detered.
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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 12:14 AM
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73. freepers complaining because of CNN's nice picture of Saddam
Edited on Sat Dec-30-06 12:18 AM by superconnected
cool thing about cnn is the front of the site describes this occurence:

Tornado scare sends Bush running for cover

Interesting as bush described saddam ran and hid in a hole, and on saddams death they point out bush running for cover.

hehehe. CNN describes sadam and his crimes much differently than faux news also, as does the BBC site linked by the poster above.
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 12:35 AM
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76. Millions of $$$ of ordinance expended, and he's killed by $5 worth of rope
Is this irony?
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MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 01:20 AM
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77. CNN reports that * was briefed, and then went to sleep
Nobody woke him up to tell him that his fondest wish came true. :puke:
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 01:49 AM
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78. Probably didn't want to interrupt the wet dreams he was having
over the execution. :puke:
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Little Wing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 01:55 AM
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80. Fat chance
He watched the whole thing on CCTV, while munching on some ribs. They have a name for those in Texas, they're called ribs, you might have heard of it. Rib me once, can't get ribbed again

oh, and of course, he called his daddy, and said "Hey Pops, guess who just killed off Saddam, I told you it could be done"
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 04:00 AM
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92. It's staggering to think the president is in bed asleep at 9:00 CST
Isn't this his finest hour, his moment to prove to daddy that he's worthy of his love, his "Charge To Keep" dream come true?

And he's in beddy-bye at probably 8:00, 8:30? Who goes to bed at 8:00, 8:30 even when they have to get up and go to work the next morning, let alone while serious news events are unfolding?

Is "went to sleep" the Western White House's euphenism for "passed out in a Jack Daniels haze"?
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susu369 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 08:23 AM
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100. I agree
"going to bed early" translates to a closet drinker.
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worker_on_the_mill Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 01:52 AM
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79. FIRST EXECUTION PHOTOS SURFACE!
http://aazmaaish.blogspot.com/2006/12/saddam-hussein-ha...

looks like the arab media leaked these two photos.

amazing how the american media ignores it.

typical even! heh!
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AllexxisF1 Donating Member (559 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 02:07 AM
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83. Thanks for the photo link.
CNN is now reporting that Saddam refused the black hood. Wow, you can bet some pictures will be brutal. May God have mercy on his soul and for all us on this really shitty time we live in. I don't know whether to go to bed or fire up photoshop with Chimpo waiting in line behind Saddam to the gallows.

In fact I should have a line of all the monsters who dragged us all into this.
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Left Coast Lynn Donating Member (185 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 01:58 PM
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112. Self Delete
Edited on Sat Dec-30-06 01:59 PM by Left Coast Lynn
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ldf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 02:36 PM
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115. interesting
those photos look nothing like the video i saw on teevee showing saddam in a long black coat, with a thick black muffler (scarf) around his neck, while they positioned the noose OUTSIDE the thick black scarf.

were they just "fitting" him?

not to imply anything.....

:shrug:

it just seems real convenient that saddam never uttered a peep about all his "connections".

i'm just saying....
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cigsandcoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 02:11 AM
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84. Smell you later, Saddam.
No tears for that slimeball here.
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crickets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 02:20 AM
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85. Isn't it the month of Dhu al-Hijjah right now?
You know, time of the Hajj Pilgrimage to Mecca and all. It would have been so much trouble to wait a few days until the holiest month in the Muslim calendar was over, right?

Sky News:
However, officials said that only Saddam was hanged and the other two would be executed after the weekend Islamic religious holiday.

Well, that makes it all okay then. :sarcasm:

Oh, wait (BBC):
"We wanted him to be executed on a special day," Mouwafak al-Rubaie told Iraqiya

...

*sigh*

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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 02:28 AM
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87. They better save the rope
Saddam and the two others hanged at sunrise in Baghdad weren't the only ones guilty of crimes against the Iraqi people in the recent past.

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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 08:39 AM
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101. I'dd like to see "several" of the others strung up
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truth2power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 10:06 AM
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106. Thanks. I'm not so good at saying these things in a subtle way..
But if Sadaam is guilty of heinous crimes, and the American Government enabled him - gave him the seed stock for biological weapons etc.- what does that make us? Accessories, I think.
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ButterflyBlood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 03:05 AM
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88. Oh well
I oppose all capital punishment but fact is I have more sympathy for any schoolkid who just got a papercut than I do for Saddam.
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andino Donating Member (668 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 03:47 AM
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89. Is his one life worth 2,997 of our troops?
I don't think so...


I also think that this whole Saddam death thing will be old news when three more of our brave G.I.s unfortunately get killed in Bush's war...
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ButterflyBlood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 03:02 PM
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116. I never said it was
Just that anything bad happening to Saddam isn't ever going to bother me.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 03:56 AM
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90. CNN just showed the video of Hussein walking to the gallows
They showed the noose around his neck, and freeze-framed, saying they would not show the execution to viewers.

The video was taken from Iraqi State Television.
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gr8dane_daddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 04:59 AM
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93. Saddam done...
Edited on Sat Dec-30-06 04:45 AM by gr8dane_daddy
reporting on MSNBC..

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16389128 /

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Clutching a Quran and refusing a hood, Saddam Hussein went to the gallows before sunrise Saturday, executed by vengeful countrymen after a quarter-century of remorseless brutality that killed countless thousands and led Iraq into disastrous wars against the United States and Iran.

The death penalty was carried out following the guilty verdict in Saddams trial for the killing of 148 Shiite men and boys from the town of Dujail after militants tried to assassinate him there in 1982, during Iraqs war with Shiite Iran.

Witnesses to the execution told Richard Engel of NBC News that they were cheering around the body of Saddam after the hanging three years after the deposed president was hauled from a hole in the ground by pursuing U.S. forces.

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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 04:59 AM
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94. You're late
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Flagg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 07:05 AM
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95. Another humiliation for the Arab world
Retaliation will be fierce.
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ckramer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 09:51 AM
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104. Humiliation is the exact word
It seems to me that the Shiite government is brainless.
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 08:17 AM
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98. I have no sympathy for Sadam, but isn't Dear Leader on track to
bypass him in number of innocent Iraqi deaths? It's like trying to put out a fire with gasoline.
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Bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 03:11 PM
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117. Bushy boy and cabal
have slaughtered many many more than Saddam....please ....Bush is in a class of his own.
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 09:07 AM
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102. Well, that will fix everything, won't it?
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boilinmad Donating Member (243 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 11:26 AM
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109. And the sickest thing is....
....if you asked a large amount of the American population, they would still think that this is somekind of vindication for 9-11..........amazing!!! :banghead:
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Bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 12:12 PM
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110. finally The Great White Hunter bagged his prey
....we are one SICK nation....
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Left Coast Lynn Donating Member (185 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 02:01 PM
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113. Where is your smile, O Brave Warror?


Easier to relish death for others?





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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 05:38 PM
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127. interesting how the hang men look like terrorists.
Yet their working for the american controlled iraq.
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proust78 Donating Member (54 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-31-06 01:58 AM
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134. reminds me of the Daniel Pearl video

is this supposed to be comforting to Americans? is this what democracy looks like? will Joe Sixpack see masked men and Arabic script and be glad we're in Iraq?
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ldf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 02:29 PM
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114. so totally ironic....
yes, the man was not a nice guy,

and yes, he was responsible for many deaths.

but we just arranged the excecution of the one man who was able to keep a lid on the nightmare we are now witnessing.

AND

while the boy king jerked off to thoughts of absolute control of the mideast, and all the billions he and his cronies would make off of the oil (not to mention the billions made in the arms industry), we have created exactly the new power in the region (another Iran, controlled, ruled and legislated by shaira(sp?) law) that was the last thing we wanted.

yes, we could not have fucked up more if we had intentionally set out to.

:shrug:
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Bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 03:20 PM
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118. Let us admit the OBVIOUS!
Iraq was better with Saddam in Charge. And so was the entire region.
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 03:28 PM
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119. and don't forget, AmeriKan gallows technology is the bestest in the world! nt
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go west young man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 03:49 PM
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122. Reagan and Saddam-The Unholy alliance.
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go west young man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 04:06 PM
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123. And here's the 1990 GAO report on our friendship with Saddam....
http://archive.gao.gov/d22t8/142766.pdf Man we sure managed to do a lot of bussiness with a guy we thought was a murdering despot.
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NeoConsSuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 05:13 PM
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124. How ironic
that the day Hussein calmly walked to the gallows, the Crawford Coward and his SS were cowering in a vehicle from a tornado watch. :rofl:
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veracity Donating Member (993 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 05:18 PM
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125. Shoulda been a double hanging....
Bush killed far more people than Saddam could have dreamed of....

TVNL said so two years ago. They were so damn right....

Why Bush is the World's Leading Terrorist:
http://www.tvnewslies.org/html/george_w__bush_-_world_s...
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stormymonday Donating Member (145 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 05:39 PM
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128. Dead men tell no tales
End of story.
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sg_ Donating Member (152 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 05:51 PM
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129. Just after watching the video of it including the drop...
Very chilling to watch it all. Curiosity got the better of me
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 07:39 PM
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130. Guess that is human nature. I personally have no desire to see this video, however,
if the video was about some worthless politician that has killed FAR, FAR more people, one that I really despise, humm, then probably!!
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bigworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 11:44 PM
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133. I'm amazed at how amateur the hanging was
I mean, it looks like it's in a dusty, dirty basement, there's no real organization apparent whatsoever. This is such a two-bit "government"
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occuserpens Donating Member (836 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 10:59 PM
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132. No, Iraq is not Vietnam. It is worse
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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-31-06 02:11 AM
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135. NOT. IN. MY. NAME!!!!! n/t
Edited on Sun Dec-31-06 02:12 AM by Nutmegger
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