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    > From: [email protected]
    > Subject: We got Saddam Hussein!
    > Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2003 16:53:20 +0300
    >
    > ALL,
    > As you all know by now, we have captured Saddam Hussein. The 1st
    > Brigade Combat Team "Raiders", 4th Infantry Division (M)with Special
    > Ops forces caught HVT#1.
    >
    > I participated in this raid last night which started at about 1900
    > (7PM) as we quickly rehearsed the plan. This was a joint operation
    > between 1st Brigade, 4ID and Special Ops Forces. After we rehearsed
    > the plan at a rain storage facility in Tikrit (that smelled like an outhouse
    > by the way!), we mounted up and drove about 20km south to Ad
    > Dawr. We had Humvees and a some armored Bradley Infantry Fighting
    > Vehicles and the Special Ops guys brought their toys. I won't go into
    > what they ride around in, but they have got some nice vehicles and
    > equipment!
    >
    > One vehicle you'd never expect to see over here! Totally out of place
    > but totally fits the Special Ops "look".
    >
    > We drove at about 40-50 MPH in total darkness on the highway
    > across the Tigris River and headed south to the small town of Ad Dawr.
    > We used our Night Vision Goggles as we sped down the road as some
    > of the locals watched this convoy of about 30 vehicles speed by in the
    > moonless night.
    >
    > Wonder what they were thinking? Last night was pitch black with no
    > moon until about 2130hrs (9:30PM).
    >
    > After we hit the objectives (Wolverine 1 & 2) we set a cordon and
    > began the search. Initially we didn't find him and the Special Ops
    > soldiers in the house were being led away from his #1's "rat hole" by
    > an Iraqi that was in the house.
    >
    > Well, the "rat hole" was discovered and the cover moved and sure
    > enough, there he was down in the bottom! Our Special Ops guys
    > whisked him away in a "Little Bird" (small Special Ops Helicopter)off to
    > Tikrit for a quick stop and then off to Baghdad.
    >
    > We drove all the way back up to Tikrit in disbelief that we had
    > finally found this guy! All the work and intelligence gathering we
    > have done for the past 8 months have paid off! It has been quite
    > amazing watching us narrow the ring around this guy. We have got an
    > amazing "wiring diagram" with Saddam Hussein in the middle working
    > outwards starting with his children, wives, cousins, uncles, nephews,
    > body guards, drivers, etc. Amazing! We just followed up on all the
    > clues we have gathered and here we are. The last two weeks we have
    > really been "cleaning house" on Saddam Husseins most trusted aides.
    > We have had a great working relationship with our Special Ops brothers.
    > We have shared information and worked together for so long on this
    > that it's great to be able to say that "I was part of the unit that caught
    > Saddam Hussein!"
    >
    > I have a great photo of him in the house that I'll try to send, but it's a
    > very big file. Over 2 MB! I'll try to send it in another email as an
    > attachment!
    >
    > Major Steve Hite
    > Brigade Fire Support Officer
    > 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized)
    > RAIDERS!
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  • #2
    Now that we found him, does this mean It's Bush's turn to hide while Saddam counts to ten? :)

    Coolio e-mail, indeed.
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    • #3
      Somewhere bin Laden is saying "I want to play! I want to play!".

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      • #4
        Nice to hear personal stories like this. I think about how good I felt upon hearing that Saddam was captured, and I can only imagine how it must've felt to have actually participated in this historic event!
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        • #5
          Saddam "'I am Saddam Hussein. I am the president of Iraq and I am willing to negotiate,'"
          US military "President Bush sends his regards"

          Best quote ever!


          When I first heard about this on the news I laughed so hard I started to cry.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by _Ender_
            Saddam "'I am Saddam Hussein. I am the president of Iraq and I am willing to negotiate,'"
            US Marine "President Bush sends his regards"

            Best quote ever!


            When I first heard about this on the news I laughed so hard I started to cry.
            That was an awesome quote, but I don't think a Marine said it... I don't think any Marines were directly involved in this operation at all, in fact...
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            • #7
              It didnt say what it was (the news said it was US military), and judging by the marines I know (who play here) a marine would say that.

              So I will change it to US military.. I just assumed a marine would say something like that since you are all smart asses (said with love :P)


              EDIT: Dave, if you can find the name of the guy who said, I will quote it to him since the places I went too never gave the guys name and I think he deserves credit for a great quote.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by _Ender_
                Dave, if you can find the name of the guy who said, I will quote it to him since the places I went too never gave the guys name and I think he deserves credit for a great quote.
                I heard that it was a Special Forces guy, in which case you'll probably never know his name...
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                • #9
                  That would probably explain why I never heard a name given. Either way, it was a great quote.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by _Ender_
                    Either way, it was a great quote.
                    Indeed.
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