Saddam Hussein is captured!
Update: Major Pain emails from Balad:
We got him. We got him! I can't help the grin on my face when I heard that news. Even better - we got him alive. No mistake, no fake, no claming that wasn't him. Buried in a dirty hole, didn't even have the courage to go out in a blaze of glory as he demanded so many of his people do, in the name of himself. Buried like the offal he is. We have him. I have a vast feeling of relief. Maybe now, without the specter of this man's tyranny, the people of this county can rebuild the future that was so bright before this man's rape of their nation. HE will never come back and demand reparations on those who chose to create a life NOT under his rule. He will no longer feed into the death and destruction, encouraging it by his very nebulousness. Do I think all killing, the IEDs and RPGs will stop? Do I think everyone will suddenly lay down their arms to embrace brotherhood and freedom? No. Hell no. We are prepared for the surge of terrorist attacks as the last of his party supporters, with nothing to lose, try to make it as bad as they can for their fellow Iraqians in the name of repression. But, as inevitable as the seasons change, the searing summer of his reign is over, and the calm rains have come to wash away the stink of his abattoirs.
From Ays at Iraq at a Glance:
I don’t know what to say.. I am confused.. no … I am very happy.. I am very happy.. .. I am very happy.. .. I am very happy.. .. I am very happy.. .. I am very happy.. .. I am very happy..
This is the end of tyranny.. congratulations .. a great day.. for Iraqi and all the good people.. share us our great day.. I can’t express my feelings.. thanks to the coalition forces and all the honest people who helped in that great operation….thank you thank you thousand times..
From Omar at Iraq the Model:
The big brother in a small hole
It's the justice day.
The tyrants' hour has finally came. I went down to the streets to share the joy with my brothers. This is our day, the day of all the oppressed and good people on earth.
Tears of joy filled the eyes of all the people.
From Alaa at the Messopotamian:
Before this, I prayed the traditional prayers of thanksgiving. That I, and the Iraqi people should see this day! This, surely, is the mother of all days for us. The heroes of our valiant Pesh Mergas, and the heroes of the U.S. Fourth division have done it.
The free people of America wish you well. Rejoice with the free people of Iraq on this glorious magical day.