Sadam Hussein Arrested

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  1. wadada

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    TEHRAN (Reuters) - Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has been arrested, an Iraqi Kurdish representative in Iran said on Sunday, but the Defense Department said it could not confirm the report.

    "I confirm that Saddam has been arrested," Nazem Dabag, representative in Iran of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), told Reuters.

    The official Iranian news agency IRNA quoted PUK leader Jalal Talabani as saying that Saddam had been captured in his home town of Tikrit.

    "The American forces in Tikrit announced that Saddam was arrested on Sunday. The Americans said that they will announce the news officially in the next few hours," IRNA quoted Talabani as saying.

    The news agency report was from Qasr-e Shirin in Iran across the border from Iraq. A Talabani aide said the Kurdish leader was in Tehran on his way to France.

    The Defense Department said it could not confirm the report. Washington has made Saddam number one on its list of 55 most-wanted Iraqis, and placed a $25 million reward on his head.

    U.S. officials had said Saddam, 66, had eluded American troops by moving every few hours, probably in disguise and aided by members of his clan.

    The capture of Saddam would be a major morale boost for U.S. troops in Iraq, who have been under daily attack from shadowy guerrillas, some of whom they believe may have been directed by the former president from hiding.

    A U.S.-led coalition toppled Saddam in April. His arrest would be a boost for President Bush, whose campaign for re-election next year has been imperiled by setbacks and casualties in Iraq.
     
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  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Turned off the radio earlier, this report is all that's on there "sadam arrested... maybe... we're not sure, more as we get it, and this story repeated every 5 minutes for the rest of the day! wooooo!" *click..off*
     
  4. kitct

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    Thats what I was lookin for. A link! :)
     
  5. Leo154

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    w00t!
     
  6. Electronic Punk

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    I was watching BBC News 24 & Sky News on and off.
    BBC News did well covered the press conference well.
    Sky News didn't have an intepreter so they just waffled on, very funny.
     
  7. Jewelzz

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    Are we sure it's him? Could be one of his doubles.
     
  8. David Smith

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    He's been DNA'd- no doubt.
     
  9. SPeedY_B

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    Yup, he's been probed :p it's definitely him.
     
  10. kitct

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    This is hard to believe.
     
  11. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    Good news! Made me smile ear to ear!
     
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    Because Vanilla flavored where out.
     
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    To commemorate this joyous occasion, a new avatar.
     
  16. Jewelzz

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    lol xisv :D
     
  17. Evil Marge

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    OH GOD thats sooooooooooo funny :D
     
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  19. kitct

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    lollllll!!! *woot!* :p
     
  20. Bman

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    its good that we caught him, but we still need to worry about that other guy!