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Old 04-07-2003, 09:54 PM   #1
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Saddam, sons targeted in strike

BAGHDAD, Iraq, April 8 — A U.S. Air Force warplane dropped four enormous bombs Monday on a residential neighborhood where “extremely reliable” intelligence information indicated that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and his two sons were staying, senior administration officials told NBC News. The sources would not rule out the possibility that Saddam could have moved before the planes struck, but they said it was highly likely that he and his sons were dead if they were still there when the bombs hit.

BASED ON an intelligence source on the ground in Baghdad, U.S. military officials were confident that Saddam and his sons, Uday and Qusay, were attending a meeting in the neighborhood, senior officials said.

Officials quickly called in Air Force jets to strike the location Monday with four GBU-31 Joint Direct Attack Munition weapons, the 2,000-pound smart bombs known as “bunker busters.” Diplomatic officials and officials at the Pentagon told NBC News that they were highly confident that they killed everyone at the meeting.

Military officials at U.S. Central Command forward headquarters in Doha, Qatar, confirmed the airstrike but would not comment on its possible effect.

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they just cut into regular nbc tv with this alert. it will be interesting to see how this turns out...
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they just cut into regular nbc tv with this alert. it will be interesting to see how this turns out...
OMG, what is it?????
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the story i posted.
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*turns on tv
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"a leadership strike"....................a bit cryptic, but interesting. They don't know exactly what, or who......they might know in three hours.
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nice...dropping bombs on residential neighborhoods...I hope there were absolutely no civilians in that area
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nice...dropping bombs on residential neighborhoods...I hope there were absolutely no civilians in that area
me too.
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they still don't know anything.........
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here's hoping we got him.
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and didn't kill many civilians.
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While I would never want to see civilians be put in harms way, if there are credible sources suggesting that the root of the problem is holed up in building X, I believe you need to take a shot at it.
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Old 04-08-2003, 07:09 AM   #13
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I don't see that point of view
even if saddam was there...he is just a figure head...he is not in power now as he once may have been

and at any rate...his life is not worth the lives of dozens of civilians, and I'm sure they would agree with me
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that's all well and good basstrap, but if it brings about a quicker end to the war (and it would), it saves possibly thousands of more lives in the process, maybe tens of thousands
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I'm a bit confused by this. OK -- so Prince Charles and his sons never travel together in case something happens to one of them [plane crash, etc.]. I know this is not a monarchy but why would Saddam and his sons be in the same place? isn't that inviting trouble? that being said, I hope we got them. Wanderer is right. The guy is scum but is it better to get it over with now or wait because of civilians?
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