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Jimmie Williams supported troops involved in capture of Saddam Hussein

SHREVEPORT, La -- Jimmie Williams left college early for the Army. He didn’t plan on staying long there either. But the extended family feel he enjoyed convinced him to stay for 30 years, that included an iconic moment in U.S. military history. Jimmie was first sergeant for a headquarters...
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Blair deserves a knighthood for removing Saddam Hussein

There are many sound reasons why people might question the award of a knighthood to Tony Blair, from his botched reform of the House of Lords to the curse of devolution. But they should not include his decision to support the overthrow of the Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in 2003.
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On This Day: Saddam Hussein executed

Dec. 30 (UPI) -- On this date in history:. In 1853, the United States bought 45,000 square miles of land along the Gila River from Mexico for $10 million. The area is now southern Arizona and New Mexico. In 1903, flames swept the Iroquois Theater in Chicago, killing 602 people....
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Saddam Hussein life Biography

Saddam Hussein (28 April 1937 - 30 December 2006) was a brutal dictator in Iraq from 1979 to 2003. He was President of Iraq for more than two decades and was a hero in Iraq’s military conflicts with Iran and the United States.
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On This Day: U.S. troops capture Saddam Hussein

Dec. 13 (UPI) -- On this date in history:. In 1642, Dutch navigator Abel Tasman discovered New Zealand. In 1816, the United States' first savings bank, the Provident Institution for Savings, opened in Boston. In 1862, Union troops suffered a major defeat in the Civil War battle of Fredericksburg. An...
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Fort Carson unit, known for capturing Saddam Hussein, headed back to Iraq

The Fort Carson unit credited with capturing Saddam Hussein is headed back to Iraq to bolster the ongoing effort to counter Islamic State terrorists. The post announced Tuesday that its 1st Brigade Combat Team has orders to head to Iraq, replacing a National Guard unit on duty there. A timeline for the deployment wasn't announced.
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Sting, the CIA, Saddam Hussein: the world of Miles Copeland, rock’s best-connected manager

When it comes to the music business, Miles Copeland III has a fair idea of the good guys and the bad guys. This legendary Anglo-American manager and label executive pops up Zelig-like through 50 years of musical history. The son of a famous CIA spy who was friends with Kim Philby and once did a dry run for the assassination of Egypt’s President Nasser, he’s the older brother of The Police’s drummer Stewart Copeland. He steered the global success of Sting and R.E.M. and kickstarted the careers of bands from Wishbone Ash to The Bangles, The Cramps and The Fall.
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Ramsey Clark, US Attorney General under LBJ who later took up the cause of Saddam Hussein – obituary

Ramsey Clark, who has died aged 93, served as President Lyndon Johnson’s attorney-general from 1967 to 1969, but later deviated so far from the political mainstream that he was prepared to campaign for the rights of some of the most hated men in the world, including Saddam Hussein and Slobodan Milosevic, earning the title of “the war criminal’s best friend”.
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The Plot to Overthrow Saddam Hussein—in 1995

This article is adapted from “The Exile” the first episode of Slow Burn’s new season. George W. Bush made the call to launch the 2003 invasion of Iraq, but it wasn’t what he’d come into office to do. Bush, like any president, was influenced by people in his administration. Some of them had been spooked by 9/11; others had been pushing to get rid of Saddam Hussein for a lot longer. For Ahmad Chalabi, deposing Saddam was his life’s work.
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Las Vegan, once a hostage of Saddam Hussein, tells story of his wild escape from Iraq

After escaping from his Iraqi captors in 1990, Michael Saba did everything he could to bring attention to the plight of dozens of other Westerners still being held. He shared his harrowing experience in interviews to persuade influential people to help bring home the others who remained trapped in the grip of Saddam Hussein during the opening days of the Gulf War.
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Margaret Thatcher warned about smearing Saddam Hussein after UK's arms deals with Iraq

Margaret Thatcher was warned against embarking on a propaganda campaign against Saddam Hussein for fear it would raise questions over Britain’s sale of arms to the Iraqi dictator, newly released documents have shown. The Prime Minister compared Saddam to Adolf Hitler, describing him in confidential meetings as "a selfish, despotic...
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