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joanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 06:34 PM
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Dumbya keeps Saddam gun at White House
What a whacko!

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A handgun that Saddam was clutching when U.S. forces captured him in a hole in Iraq last December is now kept by President Bush at the White House, a spokesman confirmed on Sunday.

Bush shows Saddam's gun to select visitors, telling them it is unloaded, both now and when Saddam was captured, Time reported.


"He really liked showing it off," Time quoted a visitor as saying. "He was really proud of it."

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=615&e=2...
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gristy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 06:38 PM
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1. dupe
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

This is the lead story on my compuserve home page....
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eaprez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 06:40 PM
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2. Such a little boy
...he is. That was certainly worth 800 or so lives.
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newscaster Donating Member (586 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 07:12 PM
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3. By keeping that gun......
Shrub may be breaking the law.
Since he did not retrieve it on the spot in saddam's hidey hole, it had to have been given to him as a gift. Now, there is a limit on the cash value of gifts given to a sitting president.
The personal gun of Saddam Hussein carries with it great historical value and as a result, is worth a shit pot of money. I would guess several thousand dollars and if put up for auction, might bring in over 100 thouand.
If the gift passes a certain value level, it must be turned over to the GAO. I bewlieve not to do so could represent a federal crime on a felony level.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 07:27 PM
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5. I thought that too.
Remember the stink about Hillary and Bill Clinton supposedly keeping gifts given them during Clinton's term? It seems the "rules" only apply to our side.
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devinsgram Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 07:23 PM
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4. That is totally sick!
Well, some say a gun is the extension of a man's p___S. Guess * needs it then.
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PaDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 07:28 PM
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6. It's illegal ...
Edited on Sun May-30-04 07:28 PM by PaDUer
check out the laws on this. There's also another thread about this on DU.
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