Samir\'s Story

"I was so angry. I began cussing at him, calling him a motherfucker, a son-of-a-bitch -- you name it. I told him I was Shiite from the south and was part of the revolution against him in 1991. I said he murdered my uncles and cousins. He imprisoned my father. All these years of anger, I couldn't stop. I tried to say the worst things I could. I told him if he were a real man he would have killed himself. I asked him: 'Why are you living in that dirty little hole, you bastard? You are a rat. Your father is a rat.'"

- Samir, interpreter for the US Special Forces, auto mechanic, and Iraqi-American, recounts the moment he pulled Saddam Hussein out of his bunker.

Regardless of whether you are/were for, against, or ambivalent about the war in Iraq, this raw tale – ranging from his involvement in the 1991 uprising to the aftermath of catching Saddam – is an interesting, emotional read that gives an 'on the front lines' story.

Via Boortz.

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Randall McElroy, Where did

Randall McElroy,

Where did you pick up this spitting venom trait, BTW? :cool:

Randall McElroy, Noriega is

Randall McElroy,

Noriega is still alive in Miami, Fl. (he's in a hospital) Maybe you could set up a visiting time? :)

What I wouldn't give for the

What I wouldn't give for the chance to spit venom in a dictator's face...

"Regardless of whether you

"Regardless of whether you are/were for, against, or ambivalent about the war in Iraq"

I agree. All of that is irrelevant. Everyone can cheer when an Iraqi gets to stick it to the dictator who brought so much pain to his life.

The only way I'd be more proud of him at that moment would have been if he would have just shot the fucker and saved the time and effort of his trial.

Duuuuude. Creepy. Either

Duuuuude. Creepy. Either we are both equally creative, or equally un-creative.

Was his father really a rat?

Was his father really a rat? :)

Wonderfully raw, but also

Wonderfully raw, but also possibly fake.
I have read, from plausible sources, that Saddam was never pulled from a hole. Instead he was captured while fighting from a house or some kind of small building. The whole hole thing is an after-capture setup apperantly made for the media. If so, then how did Samir get a chance for his heart rending comments?

He didn't call him a "mother

He didn't call him a "mother shitter" or "son of an ass?"