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Saddam Hussein's papers now at Hoover

Original post made on Jun 25, 2008

The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is a repository of historical items of great importance. Now, for a while at least, the Hoover Institution also has the papers of the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, who was executed in 2006 after he was captured by American troops.

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Posted by sean
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Jun 25, 2008 at 2:05 pm

Send the papers back to Iraq. They belong to the Iraqi people and should not be held for any amount of time in America or anywhere else.


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Posted by Patriot
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jun 25, 2008 at 2:58 pm

Just in time for Rummy and Condy to do their rewriting of American history. How quaint.


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Posted by Walter E. Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 25, 2008 at 3:20 pm

I am confident that all of Sadam's local admirers [When Sadam said recycle, they recycled or else] will want to parade around Hoover Tower wearing black armbands. Sean and Patriot will no doubt lead.


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Posted by Patriot
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jun 25, 2008 at 3:57 pm

The black armbands wouldn't be for Saddam, but for the American soldiers and Iraqis whose death Rumsfeld needlessly caused, and the responsibility for which lies on his and his amoral administration's respective heads.


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Posted by eerie
a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on Jun 25, 2008 at 4:38 pm

Don't like this gloating over having gotten Saddam's papers. Feels eerie, like we scalped an Indian. Bad karma. Send them back.


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Posted by Gary
a resident of Downtown North
on Jun 25, 2008 at 5:02 pm

Rumsfeld and Rice and GWB should share the Nobel Freedom Prize, if there was one (there isn't), becasue they liberated Iraq with a relatively low cost war. Amazing stuff!

The hatriots are teetering on the edge of historical opprobrium. Remember that abysmal failure of the petition at Stanford to deny freedom of expression to the Hoover Inst. and Rumsfeld?

The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace is a perfect place for these papers, at least at this time. Hoover has a long and distinguished tradtion of collecting the papers of defeated tyrants, for example the Nazi regime.

Once the papers are fully digitzed, authenticated and cataloged, the originals can, and probably should, be given back to a liberated Iraq. This could be an appropriate ceremony for a victory tour by former Presdident GWB.


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Posted by Paul
a resident of Downtown North
on Jun 25, 2008 at 5:06 pm

The Hoover Institution?!?? Didn't they just hire Rumsfeld, the architect of the failed war over there? First they got the fox, then they gave him the chicken coop. Nobody will ever trust those records now.


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Posted by Gary
a resident of Downtown North
on Jun 25, 2008 at 8:40 pm

"failed war over there?"

What failed war, Paul?

Iraq has been liberated, thanks to GWB.

Your hatriot whining, Paul is like those (few) who complained that the Battle of the Bulge was proof that FDR's strategy was a miserable failure.

This must be a hard time for you, Paul...eh?


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Posted by Dr. Ferragamo
a resident of Stanford
on Jun 26, 2008 at 4:47 am


Iraq is liberated?

Is that so?

Let's pray USA can be liberated from the treacherous devils who led Americans into the pointless, costly, murderous War on Terra.


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Posted by Failed war
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 26, 2008 at 4:59 am

Well said, Gary.

BTW, the "failed war" refers to the failure of tyrants and those who support them to stay in power and continue supporting terrorism ( remember Saddam paying $25,000 to every suicide bomber's family? Not to mention his repeatedly expressed desire to re-build WMD so that he could keep Israil hostage. Remember the found centrifuges, the spotlessly clean bio labs, the 500 tons of enriched uranium,the chemicals in the river, the missiles with chemicals in the noses?....Oops, forgot, peaceful guy, fairly elected).


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Posted by Dr. Ferragamo
a resident of Portola Valley
on Jun 26, 2008 at 6:55 am


Uh, excuse me, but you forget that Israelis didn't practice COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT (i.e., illegal demolition of homes of suicide bombers' relatives), then perhaps people like Saddam to wouldn't feel called upon to pay $25,000 to survivors.

Can you imagine Americans demolishing the homes of the families of the Unabomber, Timothy McVeigh, etc.?


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Posted by Paul
a resident of Downtown North
on Jun 26, 2008 at 10:28 am

"BTW, the "failed war" refers to the failure of tyrants and those who support them to stay in power"

Really? Tyrants seem to be doing quite well under Bush. Robert Mugabe is firmly in power in Zimbabwe, his re-election safely rigged with tyranny and violence. And Kim Jung Il is doing quite well in North Korea (a charter member of the Axis of Evil, remember?) while Bush appeases him with cash, our cash. Then there's Myanmar... .


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Posted by Patriot
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jun 26, 2008 at 11:02 am

"This could be an appropriate ceremony for a victory tour by former Presdident GWB. "

oh, you mean another "Mission Accomplished" speech? HA!!!!!! HA!!!!!! HA!!!!!!!!!

Maybe wittle Georgie can pwetend he's still Pwesident when he puts the papers in his one room Pwesidential Libary (sic).


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Posted by Walter E. Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 26, 2008 at 1:02 pm

Paul, I agree with you about Zim and the Norks.
Patrot, differentiate between mission and war, bucky. Obviously you are an advocate of the Queen of Hearts school of etymology.


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Posted by a little point
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 26, 2008 at 4:46 pm

If every American President got rid of 2 tyrants in one term, the world would be quickly tyrant-free.


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Posted by another little point
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 26, 2008 at 4:49 pm

But, of course, the Pauls of the world would scream bloody murder about the horrors of America and quickly extinguish any ability of America to continue deposing tyrants. The likes of Paul have made it clear to the remaining tyrants that they have many years of protection remaining from our and Europe's far-left, and their propoganda teammates in the media.


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Posted by Patriot
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jun 26, 2008 at 5:10 pm

Walter, context is everything.


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Posted by Paul
a resident of Downtown North
on Jun 26, 2008 at 6:12 pm

C'mon, alp. So what if I scream bloody anything? I wish I had that kind of stop 'em in their tracks power, but what leader would kowtow to mild-mannered guys like me?

Look at the facts. It's not me that's buying off and appeasing that most absolute tyrant in the world Kim Il Sung, it's bring-em-on dead-or-alive Bush.

So tell me: why are you and your kind wasting your efforts in useless rants at your neighbors when you could be out there tossing those tyrants right off this planet yourself? Go get 'em, Tiger.


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Posted by Gary
a resident of Downtown North
on Jun 26, 2008 at 7:09 pm

"It's not me that's buying off and appeasing that most absolute tyrant in the world Kim Il Sung, it's bring-em-on dead-or-alive Bush."

Paul,

The Korean War, which continues, has kept the USA busy and committed for over 50 years. Bush was smart enough to realize that this status quo needed to be changed. He got Japan, China, Russia, S. Korea involved. The main player is Japan, not China. China is forced to react, becasue Bush gave a nod to Japan to defend itself against N. Korea (translation: Japan goes nuke)...China does NOT want a nuclear Japan. This is realpolitik at its best.

Bush did not try to flatter Kim...that was Clinton's failed approach (Obamaesque). Bush got his ducks in a row, and now it is action for action. It may all fail, but Bush's approach is realistic, and hardly a buy off.

Paul, if you could get over hating Bush for the sake of hating Bush, you could see the world as it is. It isn't all that complicated, and Bush has proven that fact.


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