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OK I don't know the exact time in the US right now

By HAL 9000 Moderator ·
But two hours ago there was some massive TV coverage of YS forces caputering Saddam Hussain. As the actiion was then at least 20 hours old I susposed that they had timed the news realease for US Prime Time but maybe they used local time in Iraq and are waiting for everyone in the US to wake up for some good Sunday Morning news.

Anyway at least the people involoved looked happy even though they did not seem to believe that the troubles would stop quickly and might even esclate for a short time. Finially some really good news now if only theuy could find Ben Ladden the world would be a safer place.

All I can say to those involved IS GOOD WORK GUYS KEEP IT UP!

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I agree

by maxwell edison In reply to OK I don't know the exact ...

It was fantastic to wake up to some good Sunday Morning news.

And All I can also say to those involved IS GOOD WORK GUYS KEEP IT UP!

(It's 8:30 AM in the mountain time zone, 9:30 AM central time zone, 10:30 AM eastern time zone. This just minutes after you asked the question.)

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Well Maxwell it's

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to I agree

Exactly 1.55 AM Monday 15 12 here right now and hopefully I'll see my wife somethime this week as rightr now she is locked up on jury service and has been since Friday morning or is that mourning.

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Now I know for sure - I think

by maxwell edison In reply to Well Maxwell it's

I always did wonder how far ahead/behind/whatever I was with you guys. I never did care enough to look it up, however, but now I know.

You are 17 hours ahead of me. You are 16 hours ahead of the U.S. central time zone, and 15 hours ahead of those in the U.S. eastern time zone. But you are 18 hours ahead of those in the U.S. pacific time zone. And if we keep going west, back in time, so to speak, pretty soon we'd be back to the future, all caught up with you.

Huh?

I guess that means, as compared to you, I'm always living in the past. Or no matter how hard I try, I'll never catch up with you. Or you'll always arrive to the future before me. (Okay, I'll quit.)

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Out of step ...

by jardinier In reply to Now I know for sure - I t ...

Ironic, don't you think, that the most powerful nation on earth is living in the past? It is even behind other mighty nations, like Australia (the major capital cities, Sydney, Melbourne and
Canberra are at GMT + 10).

Now as for the great victory: destroying Hussein's regime was top priority. And yet capturing the man, dead or alive, was not considered to be essential to victory. As SH was still evading capture when your President made his now infamous "victory" speech on May 1, Saddam was still at large, so apparently the capture of the man himself was not considered by GWB to be essential to fulfilment of the goal of liberating the people of Iraq.

His capture may well hearten US service people in Iraq, and may make the general population of Iraq more trusting of the occupation forces. But it was never (to my knowledge) considered essential. I'm sure everyone is happy about his capture but it is about as significant as the cherry on the cake -- adds a bit of colour but does not enhance the nutritional value of the cake.

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Everything you said

by maxwell edison In reply to Out of step ...

I am in agreement with.

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The news media...

by Boricua65 In reply to Everything you said

What I see is the news media is going to have a field day with this. It'll probably be on for about a week before to go to the next greatest thing. I, for one, am going to not see the news. All they are going to do is say the same thing over and over again.

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Congratulations

by Oz_Media In reply to OK I don't know the exact ...

The soldiers in Iraq have successfully accepted Saddams surrender, to this I tip my hat to the American troops. This does indicate the beginning of the end even thought there is much resistance and rehabilitative work to be performed.

Saddam was much more dedicated to his cause and his family, for this he was found very close to his family home as a result of recent intelligence.

It is still too early at this time to start speculating as to what happens now however, as a major part of ICC's creation, Canada has offered to assist with the prosecution and intelligence gathering required to see this man brought to justice.

Regardless of HOW this war was justified and carried out I feel that this is the most positive result to date. I certainly hope that they find further resistance dwindles as fast as the uncommitted resistance in Afghanistan. Saddams forces were dedicated to thier cause as well as thier leader. His troops will not be toppled as easy as the unwilling Taliban because these are much more dedicated opposition forces.

As I type this, GWB has JUST finished his address, obviously extremely brief and quite uninformative as expected in these early stages. Just minutes after the address it has just been announced that the Palistine Hotel has had an explosion from some sort of bomb.

At this point I am simply wondering if this is the beginning of a big **** out so these men can go out with one final fight but I fear that it will be a long and drawn out process in which Saddam's troops will stand tall until the end.

As I said, we can only speculate as to what upcoming events will be but all in all it is somewhat relieving to see Saddam captured, even if just to see him brought to justice.

Good capture, well done!

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Now...if they can just find those WMD

by LesDabney67 In reply to OK I don't know the exact ...

We might actually have a case to validate this war.

Next up Osama?

Doubt it.

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sshhh

by Oz_Media In reply to Now...if they can just fi ...

The cause of the war is irrelevant here. As much as we see the other side to the justifications, this is a monumental accomplishment that should go respected without predjudice. Some lowlife traitors ratted Sadam out as being in one of two locations, the USA effectively captured the red flag and that is that.

This will undoubtedly be a turning point as it improves US morality while slowly draining Iraqi support.

Here's a really funny point I just heard, even though Iraq has been known as the horrible repressive country, they have don't even have the death penalty that is so widely argued and deemed inhumane in the USA but still carried out in some states.

I wonder if HBO will do a special as Saddam is fried, "Incandescent Iraqi" the lighting of Saddam Hussein, bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, thump,thump,thump....wocka, wocka, flap,flap,flap.

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Your source is mistaken.

by maxwell edison In reply to sshhh

Iraq does not have the death penalty???????

http://www.hrw.org/backgrounder/mena/iraq031103.htm

or tiny:

http://tinyurl.com/z79w

(By the way, unlike many of my fellow countrymen, including our President, I'm not in favor of the death penalty.)

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