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peterh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 12:59 PM
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U.S. Army: Saddam's Hole May Be Destroyed
http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=...

TIKRIT, Iraq --
The U.S. military said Friday it may fill in the spider hole that Saddam Hussein used as his final hiding place to prevent it from becoming a tourist attraction.

Maj. Josslyn Aberle, a spokeswoman for the 4th Infantry Division, said the military has been considering destroying the hole and hut in the village of Adwar, north of Baghdad, which the former Iraqi dictator used before his Dec. 13 capture by American forces.

"The 4th Infantry Division is discussing that it should be torn down so it doesn't turn into a local tourist attraction," Aberle said.

Aberle described any final decision to destroy the site as more "political than military," and believed that consultations would more than likely take place between American military commanders in Baghdad and Iraqi leaders from the U.S.-appointed Governing Council.




Waiting for the next headline..Halliburton wins $1.2 million no-bid contract to fill Sadddams cavity.
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boxster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:02 PM
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1. They have to fill it in so they can put a statue of Bush on top of it.
Edited on Fri Jan-23-04 01:02 PM by boxster
Edit: oops, typo!
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:05 PM
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2. Ummm.....
Wasn't the rationale for Chimpy's war that the Iraqis all hated and feared Saddam? (That was after the rationale that he had WMD's turned out to be a lie and the rationale that he had something to do with 9/11 turned out to be a lie.)

Why would they Iraqis be turning it into a tourist attraction if they hated and feared Saddam?
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:05 PM
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3. damn.. i was hoping to see it on it's national tour..
kinda like the Freedom Train!
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fob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:23 PM
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4. My prediction - It DOES go on tour!
It will be unearthed, a "replica" of SH with the money, briefcase and memos will be affixed after it is cut in half and the exposed sides covered with plexiglass. Each half will have the same display and it will follow shrub on campaign stops and finally will be put back together and laid as the cornerstone of the New WTC at the repuke convention.

Bookmark this one baby!

Note: I find this scenario to be highly probable and even more disgusting.
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:28 PM
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5. they said hole
huh huh huh (in my best Bevis voice)

there is something wrong about that headline
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callous taoboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 04:02 PM
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14. Really, I thought
something had gone dreadfully wrong with Saddam's anal probe when I read the headline.
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are_we_united_yet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 09:45 PM
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18. Stop it man !
You're killin me!


:7
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 09:03 PM
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17. Huh, Huh, Huh.
(in my best Butthead voice)
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twilight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:37 PM
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6. naw
Edited on Fri Jan-23-04 01:38 PM by twilight
They must fill in the hole because it resembles the hole in *'s head! It is a bit smaller though ... :evilgrin:

:dem: :kick:

P.S. Any WMD's in there?
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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:43 PM
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7. I'd be more inclined the reason is to hide any conflicting "evidence"
.
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 02:11 PM
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8. Heaven forbid a local Iraqi might..
make some money offa it. B*sh stifles democracy once agin.
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 02:13 PM
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9. More pretense that Iraq is teeming with Saddam supporters and
that's who we are fighting. Wonder what there is about the hole that might be incriminating for the US?
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 02:13 PM
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10. No bid contract for Halliburton to fill in hole
468 million dollars to fill up hole with dirt.

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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 02:34 PM
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11. Explain this to me...
How does one destroy a hole? make a bigger hole? Fill it?

Be wary if Halliburton gets $800,000 to do it.
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 09:01 PM
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16. Time & Material and the nature of the contract
would be around twelve million dollars.
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Voltaire99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 03:20 PM
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12. Last echoes of the "We got Saddam!" propaganda?
I see they're still trying to milk it, but this is getting pretty desperate even for the Bushies. How many Freepers posts saying "It should be filled with excrement, and set on fire, and then he should be dunked in it!" can this thing generate, anyway? ;-)
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 03:53 PM
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13. Come on, now, what is wrong with a tourist attraction
A few weeks ago they wanted to turn an ancient ruin into a tourist site, one that had been used for the opening of the movie Exorcist, strictly for the sake of economic development. Now they want to destroy a perfectly good tourist attraction. This could become a big money maker for the locals, once Chalabi/Bush hang Saddam and turn him into a martyr.
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pinniped Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 08:08 PM
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15. It must turn into a "LOCAL" tourist attraction?
Bring it to Crawford, TX so that ASSHOLE pres. has somewhere to hide in after it loses the next election. Fitting, a giant rat hole for a giant rat.

Didn't those morons want to remove the whole hole and bring it to the US? What kind of moron came up with that moronic idea?

They going to sell small vials of "Sadaam Sand" on ebay or something?
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 09:48 PM
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19. you guys are evil!
Visualizing the hole (with plastic Saddam insert) following up *'s campaign motorcade on a flatbed -- I darned near laughed myself sick!

And the spectacle of it being incorporated into the WTC memorial ... geez, don't give Karl ideas, this could happen!
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