This is what good Intel can do. 3 captured, 2 as yet not identified. I guess we will learn in due course who the other two are.
The celebration in Iraq is in full swing. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Hey, here is something kind of neat... Someone in the OpPlan staff has a sense of humor: This operation was called "Operation Red Dawn" and the Op Teams were called Wolverine 1 & 2....
An old Patrick Swayze movie that the leftists call a jingoistic NRA propaganda film...Red Dawn. (About a military invasion - communist takeover of the USA.) and the High School mascot of the town that the movie was centered around was the Wolverine, and the guerilla team led by Swayze called themselves "Wolverines". [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Knowing Saddam being captured is good for the world but also knowing Saddam being captured is bad for your cause is probably tough to accept. I think the “wedding type” celebrations are a pretty good indicator of how the Iraqi’s feel about the US being there.
I would think and hope this will break the will of the people attacking our troops. I would think and hope this would energize the Iraqi people to help with the effort.
He will get his wish to die in iraq but not as a hero but executed by the people he brutalized for years.If it is a tribal execution he is in for some real agony before finally dying he will be praying for death before its over for him
What will be interesting to watch is what the rest of the world has to say. I am waiting for word from France suggesting that we turn him over to them as soon as possible in order to avoid us mistreating or torturing him. That will be kind of adding insult to injury...
Thank you American, British, Spanish, Italian, Australian, Ukrainian, Japanese and all the coalition people and all the good people on earth.
God bless the 1st brigade.
God bless the 4th infantry division.
God bless Iraq.
God bless America.
God bless the coalition people and soldiers.
God bless all the freedom loving people on earth.
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there's plenty more of that sort of stuff, but most interesting are the wonderful reports of the Iraqi anti-terrorism protests even before Saddam was caught, with as many as 20,000 people. There is a streaming clip from Reuters if you have real player installed. This was really glossed over. These people are starting to figure it out. The capture of Saddam will only help. What it will do in the rest of the Arab world I'm not so sure. The news as it is coming now seems to indicate that they are somehow embarrassed by the situation of his capture, as if they all feel like we are trying to make them loose face because of the reality of what Saddam was. Interesting take.