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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Saddam Hussein: "Ladies and gentlemen, we got him..."

In 2003, on December 14, American forces found and captured Saddam Hussein:

"Ladies and gentlemen, we got him," US administrator Paul Bremer told journalists in Baghdad. "The tyrant is a prisoner."

Saddam Hussein was found hidden in a tiny bunker at a farmhouse about 10 miles (15 km) south of his home town, Tikrit.

A US military spokesman, Major-General Raymond Odierno, said the operation was launched soon after a tip-off from a member of Saddam Hussein's own extended family.

"Over the last 10 days we brought in about five to 10 members of these families, and finally got the ultimate information from one of these individuals," he said....(source)

There is more over at Assoluta Tranquillita here.