The 4thID MG Odierno announced they had found Sadam in a “spider hole”. TIKRIT, Iraq (CNN)
After eluding coalition forces for months and vowing never to be taken alive, a disheveled Saddam Hussein was found hiding in a hole under a farmhouse and was captured without firing a shot, coalition authorities announced Sunday.
“Ladies and gentlemen, we got him,” L. Paul Bremer, head of the Coalition Provisional Authority, announced Sunday morning at a news conference in Baghdad.
The audience responded with cheers, and Iraqis took to Baghdad streets dancing, doling out candy and firing rifles into the air. But in Tikrit # Saddam’s ancestral hometown and a base of loyalty to him # the streets were quiet.