Residents weigh in on capture of Saddam
Published 2:22 pm Wednesday, December 17, 2003
By By Suzanne Digmon
If you haven't already heard the news, early Saturday morning U.S. Armed Forces captured Saddam Hussein, the tyranical deposed president of Iraq.
He was captured hiding in a hole under a mud hut near his home town of Tikrit.
He had boasted he would never be captured, and his sons died in a firefight with U.S. forces rather than give up.
The Advance asked local citizens how they felt about this historic event.
What do you think about the capture of Saddam Hussein?
Merrill Hanks, "It's the greatest thing I've heard in a long time. I just hope they do him in. He's a cruel man."
Gerald McGhee, "I think it's great. I think that $25 million reward should go to those soldiers who found him, and they should get an early retirement."
Emilie Mims, "I think that his capture will go a long way toward making the people of Iraq feel more safe. He was such a threat to them because of all the terrible things he's done."
Brian Ledkins, "I think it's about time."
Jessica Williams &Mia Kyles, "That's good. We're happy they got him!"
Sue Copeland, "I love it."
Terry Pugh, "They need to put him on trial."
Theresa Roley, "I think it's going to up a lot of people's minds at ease."