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durutti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-03 11:46 AM
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Saddam Arrest Cheer Fades Into Iraqi Ire at U.S.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Joy at the capture of Saddam Hussein gave way to resentment toward Washington Monday as Iraqis confronted afresh the bloodshed, shortages and soaring prices of life under U.S. occupation.

The morning after Iraq's U.S. governor revealed the ousted strongman was a disheveled prisoner, Iraqis flooded the streets to snatch up newspapers emblazoned with photos of the man who ruled them by fear, now humbled and captive.

Many were ecstatic to see Saddam captured and hoped he would answer for his deeds but said they would not rush to thank America -- in their eyes the source of their problems since a U.S.-led coalition toppled Saddam in April.

"I hope that we get the chance to try him our way, to let everyone who suffered make him taste what he had made us taste," said Ali Hussein, 29, a stationery shop owner who said he was still dizzy with joy.

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jor_mama Donating Member (209 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-03 11:48 AM
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1. Soaring prices of life?
Come on, we're paying Iraqi military $60/month, what's the problem?

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Pale_Rider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-03 01:09 PM
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2. And soon ...
... we too will be enjoying that bounty as all highly compensated US jobs are off-shored to China (and probably eventually Iraq).

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Gloria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-03 01:26 PM
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3. Outstanding reports on ABC Australia this AM....on the groups
fighting us and the resentment of Iraqis.
One thing standing out in my mind was the report that there are so many weapons caches all around Iraq
And they're having no trouble getting weapons in over the borders. Some with English language markings on them, some Russian.

The reporter had spent time with guerillas. He said that while they were happy Saddam was gone, it really made no difference to them. The line was drawn and it was that they want the US out. They want a "free" Iraq...

You would never hear this sort of reporting here in the US

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nolabels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-03 02:33 PM
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4. Some might not of heard this also, just a few years Turkey would........
Edited on Tue Dec-16-03 02:36 PM by nolabels
stick with what ever the US would want to do. (They have a democracy developing, * better stomp it out before it gets any farther)
US accused of genocide and torture

Thursday 18 September 2003, 21:10 Makka Time, 18:10 GMT

Bush's America has invaded two countries since 2001

The chairman of the Turkish parliament's human rights committee has accused the United States of genocide and torture in its global battle against "terrorism".

Since the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington, Mehmet Elkatmis said "the United States has distanced itself from the principles of freedom".

Speaking at a seminar on Thursday organised by the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), he said Washington had "committed genocide" in the countries where it had intervened militarily in the two years since the 2001 attacks.

It had also tortured prisoners, he said, including some 600 al-Qaida suspects held at the Guantanamo Bay US naval base in Cuba.


Many of the Guantanamo prisoners have been detained for almost two years since their capture during the US-led war in Afghanistan, without being charged or given access to legal advice.

other headlines there

US marines accused of killing prisoner
US military torturing Guantanamo prisoners
Two years later: A more dangerous world
US rejects Guantanamo plea
US admission over Guantanamo prisoners

On edit: sure is nice of being able to edit the titles now
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-03 03:21 PM
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5. kick
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