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The Capture of Saddam Hussein

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News, commentary, opinion, reflections on the capture of Saddam Hussein, what it means, what’s next:

Timing is Everything.
Remember not to far back, I was rambling on about Saddam Hussein being captured. A lot of you happened to note that this occurred right after the revelations about Haliburton overcharging the goverment. Then, after the victorious capture of Saddam…
Posted in Blogcritics on December 24, 2003 07:08 PM

Saddam Conspiracy Theories
Since the capture of Saddam Hussein, there have been numerous stories questioning or contradicting the original account of his arrest. What is the truth?
Posted in Blogcritics on December 22, 2003 01:15 PM

Dubya sucks, but I don’t know why
Come on, some of you pinkos and Bush haters help me out. I’m drowning here. There HAS to be some explanation that makes Dubya look bad.
Posted in Blogcritics on December 22, 2003 12:34 AM

What we can offer Saddam
“Sooner or later” is what we’ve got to offer him. That might be quite a bit.
Posted in Blogcritics on December 18, 2003 03:40 AM

War and Patriotism
“Some of my fellow Democrats are unpatriotic.” This is the phrase underneath the title of Orson Scott Card’s article in the Opinion Journal. It isn’t effective when a Republican attempts to convey this to a Democrat because it is just…
Posted in Blogcritics on December 17, 2003 04:59 PM

We captured an old man in a hole!
Way back in the first quarter of this year, as I protested the war on the streets of Los Angeles, I encountered a few pro-warriors who got right in my face and demanded answers from me. Here’s how the average…
Posted in Blogcritics on December 17, 2003 04:53 PM

The Aziz Has Turned
How quickly they forget the good old days: Former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz has started calling his youngest son – named Saddam after Iraq’s ousted leader – by the name Zuhair instead, according to letters obtained by the…
Posted in Blogcritics on December 17, 2003 04:46 PM

Silver Lining, No Cloud
“Go to the mirror boy” – Ralph Peters: Bashir Assad, Kim Jong-Il, Robert Mugabe, the old mullahs in Teheran, the Saudi royal family, the already cowering Moammar Khadafy – and that would-be caliph of all Muslims, Osama bin Laden ….
Posted in Blogcritics on December 17, 2003 01:14 PM

Patriotically Incorrect Degrees of Happiness
If the capture of Saddam didn’t send you into transports of unalloyed ecstasy, you’re probably a terrorist, a pinko…maybe even a Democrat… But one thing’s for sure: you aren’t patriotically correct.
Posted in Blogcritics on December 16, 2003 06:55 PM

Saddam the Stain
Many are the perspectives flying on the capture of Saddam Hussein, what it means, what lies ahead. Here are some of them: Spencer Ackerman thinks the Bush administration has the significance of Saddam’s capture reversed: President Bush told the American…
Posted in Blogcritics on December 16, 2003 04:16 PM

Pop Music Stirring in Iraq
Billboard reports on the return of pop music to Iraq: Iraqi pop stars, tainted by association with Saddam Hussein’s rule, are slowly making a comeback, but, as in politics, it’s the exiles who are hogging the limelight. Iraq once had…
Posted in Blogcritics on December 16, 2003 12:25 PM

Saddam’s One Thousand Nights
Iraq is trying to diversify but its interlocutors are currently confined to the likes of Belarus with whom it recently held talks about revamping its oilfields and petrochemicals industry.
Posted in Blogcritics on December 16, 2003 11:31 AM

Will Saddam Hussein be tried by his former accomplices?
The active complicity of the United States government in Saddam Hussein’s past slaughter of innocents and use of chemical weapons is not the most important factor related to his upcoming trial–but it probably is the most important factor that the…
Posted in Blogcritics on December 16, 2003 11:30 AM

Howard Dean’s foreign policy
It was bumming me out that so many people wouldn’t hear what Howard Dean actually has to say about the future of the United States, its security, and its relationship to the rest of the world. Then I remembered that’s what the Internet is for. Here’s the speech you have to read if you want to claim to know his views on foreign policy.
Posted in Blogcritics on December 15, 2003 08:19 PM

Reflections of Saddam
Tyrants are always the biggest cowards. At least Hitler did himself in. But Saddam? He wants to negotiate. So why am I not surprised? Typical of his type all that he cares about is his own skin. So is this…
Posted in Blogcritics on December 15, 2003 06:20 AM

Regarding Saddam
I was going to say what I’m about to say as a comment to someone else’s post, but since I’ve seen a few commenters on other posts around this place get their knuckles rapped for being insufficiently overjoyed about the…
Posted in Blogcritics on December 15, 2003 12:14 AM

Saddam – Reactions and What Next?
Is any group of humans more consistently wrong about their decisions and opinions than the vaunted “Arab Street”? Is there a more perverse, self-defeating bunch of misguided, just plain stupid, death-worshiping fools on the planet? God, I hope not: Arabs…
Posted in Blogcritics on December 14, 2003 05:06 PM

Reddest Letter Day
I’m still kind of groggy and disoriented myself, but this is the reddest of red letter days, and one I will never forget. My wife and new son, Alexander Kirk Olsen, came home from the hospital – both are sleepy…
Posted in Blogcritics on December 14, 2003 04:18 PM

Saddam Captured! (and I don’t CARE!)
Saddam Hussein Captured! BAGHDAD, Iraq – Eight months after the fall of his government, Saddam Hussein has been captured by coalition forces in Iraq, the United States confirmed on Sunday. The arrest was a major victory for the coalition that…
Posted in Blogcritics on December 14, 2003 03:11 PM

A Bipartisan Victory in Iraq
Today’s capture of Saddam Hussein is a bipartisan day of joy for America. The powerful images of the Iraqi dictator should make every single American relieved if not happy. The reign of terror is officially over in Iraq and despite…
Posted in Blogcritics on December 14, 2003 02:24 PM

Saddam Has Been Captured!
You can find all the details, a ton of links to news sites and reactions from world leaders and Iraqi bloggers at Command Post….
Posted in Blogcritics on December 14, 2003 11:58 AM

Urgent Correction to the Morning Edition
Pentagon officials initially declaring that deposed Iraqi president Saddam Hussein has been captured are now indicating that what they first thought was the former Iraqi leader is in reality a Gulfstream V misidentified by an RAF pilot. Seriously, have you…
Posted in Blogcritics on December 14, 2003 10:45 AM

Saddam reportedly arrested
This time, at least two sites have the story, and apparently one cable channel is showing footage of his medical exmination.
Posted in Blogcritics on December 14, 2003 10:01 AM

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