[Dixielandjazz] Saddam Hussein captured
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Sun Dec 14 09:47:49 PST 2003
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BAGHDAD, Iraq - Eight months after the fall of his government, Saddam
Hussein was captured by coalition forces near his hometown of Tikrit, where
he was hiding in a farmhouse cellar, U.S. officials said Sunday. The arrest
was a major victory for the coalition that has been battling an insurgency
Ladies and gentlemen, we got him," U.S. administrator L. Paul Bremer said at
a news conference in Baghdad, adding: "The tyrant is a prisoner."
Bremer said the former Iraqi president was captured Saturday at 8:30 p.m. in
the town of Dour, 10 miles south of Tikrit, ending one of the most intense
manhunts in history.
The top U.S. military commander in Iraq, who saw Saddam overnight, said the
deposed leader "has been cooperative and is talkative." He described Saddam
as "a tired man, a man resigned to his fate."
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