5,514. 12/14/2003

Following the capture of Saddam Hussein, “Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) head L. Paul Bremer made the announcement at a 14 December [2003] press conference in Baghdad, saying, ‘Ladies and gentlemen, we got him. For decades hundreds of thousands of you suffered at the hands of this cruel man. For decades, Saddam Hussein divided you citizens against each other. For decades he threatened and attacked your neighbors. Those days are over forever,’ Bremer said.”

 – Kathleen Ridolfo, “Iraq: Saddam Hussein Captured Near Tikrit,” Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty, Dec. 14, 2003

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