Iraqi blogs on Saddam’s capture
: Early reaction from the Iraqi bloggers:
: Iraqi blogger Sam at Hammorabi says:
It has been confirmed by a member in the GC that the tyrant dictator Saddam Hussien has been captured at 4 am in his home town Tikrit in a cellar with a false beard today the 13th Dec 2003….
It is a victory for the victims of his regime and the righteous people of Iraq and the WORLD at large….
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL AND HAPPY NEW YEAR (2004) WITHOUT THE TYRANT!
It is a VICTORY TO ALL OF US.
: Baghdad Skies, another Iraqi blogger, announces the news in big red type: “The Unmentionable Name reported captured in Tikrit – found in a cellar”
He also predicts that Saddam will be on a U.S. aircraft carrier before nightfall.
: Blogger John Galt of the CPA says:
Got the SOB! Saddam reported in Coalition military control. News spead through CPA like wildfire. Smiles all around to a bunch of hard working people – Iraqi, American, British, Spanish, Italian, everyone!
Celebratory weaspons fire around city in celebration. Some quick duck and cover by guards but the word has spread. In the new day, our Coalition and Iraqi guards now stand and watch the tracers.
It’s a New Day, as of 1:30PM, Baghdad time.
: The BBC wasted no time writing an analysis pushing an agenda: namely, what Human Rights Watch has been pushing: “But some human rights groups say that an international tribunal (and no death penalty) would be preferable.”
Amar Al-Hakim, Member of the Central Council of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq:
“The Iraqi nation is happy and the sound of gunfire indicate the Iraqi’s people’s joy and happiness. His arrest will put an end to military and terrorist attacks and the Iraqi nation will achieve stability. We want Saddam to get what he deserves. I believe he will be sentenced to hundreds of death sentences at a fair trial because he’s responsible for all the massacres and crimes in Iraq.”
: BlogsForBush rounds up other blogs.