Those were the opening words to Paul “Jerry” Bremer’s announcement and also the headline of Rob “Acidman” Smith’s post at 5:23 AM. Great minds think alike, I guess.

If the reaction of the Iraqis at the press conference is any indication–think an Arabic version of the Arsenio Hall audience–there’s going to be a lot of partying in the streets.

And the video of a disheveled Saddam being given a medical exam was a brilliant stroke. A picture was indeed worth a thousand words in this case.

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  1. Kathy K says:

    My headline was just “GOT HIM!”

  2. Deb says:

    Great minds? I hope you were being ironic. (See trackback).