I put Middle Earth Journal in hiatus in May of 2008 and moved to Newshoggers.
I temporarily reopened Middle Earth Journal when Newshoggers shut it's doors but I was invited to Participate at The Moderate Voice so Middle Earth Journal is once again in hiatus.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Turning Point - A Flash From The Past

On this day three years ago; this from the BBC.
Saddam Hussein captured
The ousted President of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, is under arrest after he was captured by US soldiers.
"Ladies and gentlemen, we got him," US administrator Paul Bremer told journalists in Baghdad. "The tyrant is a prisoner."

Saddam Hussein was found hidden in a tiny bunker at a farmhouse about 10 miles (15 km) south of his home town, Tikrit.

A US military spokesman, Major-General Raymond Odierno, said the operation was launched soon after a tip-off from a member of Saddam Hussein's own extended family.

"Over the last 10 days we brought in about five to 10 members of these families, and finally got the ultimate information from one of these individuals," he said.
Yes that was the big turning point - the war was over - NOT. Over 2400 Americans have died since that turning point. Tens of thousands of Iraqis have died since that turning point. Iraq has descended into total chaos which threatens to spread throughout the region. Some turning point, a deadly one.

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