“One dictator gets caught”:http://abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20031214_1313.html
bq. “He was just caught like a rat,” said Maj. Gen. Raymond Odierno, commander of 4th Infantry Division, which led the hunt in the area for one of the world’s most wanted men and conducted the raid that caught him. “When you’re in the bottom of a hole, you can’t fight back.”
“Another one just escapes”:http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A64187-2003Dec14.html
bq. Pakistan’s military President Pervez Musharraf narrowly escaped a “terrorist” attack on Sunday after a bomb tore up a section of road in the northern city of Rawalpindi a minute after his convoy passed, officials said.
bq. “The president’s motorcade passed a minute before the blast,” a military spokesman, Major General Shaukat Sultan, said. “He is safe and sound.”
*Update* via “Instapundit”:http://www.instapundit.com/archives/013020.php: :CNN reports the head of Palestinian Hamas has issued a statement expressing outrage that Saddam would encourage martrydom in others, yet personally go down without a fight. The impact of this should not be underestimated.
Hamas now knows what an Arm Chair Quaterback means.
“Saddam’s arrest discouraging among Arab world”:http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/7491356.htm
bq. “There is disappointment in nationalist circles in the way he was captured, that he didn’t commit suicide so he wouldn’t undergo an embarrassing interrogation,” Victor Nahmias, an Arab affairs expert, said on state-run Israel Radio. “Here was the symbol of heroism and here is an American non-Muslim (tugging) at his beard. It’s hard for proud Arabs to take.”