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Iraqi Ambassador Just Admitted Defeat nm(4 posts)

Iraqi Ambassador Just Admitted Defeat nmpurplepaul
Apr 9, 2003 11:31 AM
which one? UN amb? nmClydeTri
Apr 9, 2003 11:37 AM
Yes. Sorry about that. nmpurplepaul
Apr 9, 2003 11:40 AM
Here's his quote + Rummy's responseCaptain Morgan
Apr 9, 2003 12:53 PM
In New York, Iraq's U.N. ambassador acknowledged that Saddam's regime has come to an end.

"The game is over. We hope that peace can prevail," Mohammed Al-Douri said as he left the Iraqi mission in New York.

Later, Al-Douri repeatedly said he hoped for peace, "and that at the end of the day, the Iraqi people will have a peaceful life."

He also said he has no relationship with Saddam and no communication with Iraq.

"I am here, so I know nothing about what is going on there," he said.

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said he wouldn't call it a "game," and added that it was over long before Wednesday.

"I would say it wasn't a game … I would also say it was over when President Bush announced that the Saddam Hussein regime had refused to accept their last opportunity to cooperate with the U.N. resolution," he said after briefing senators on Capitol Hill.

"It was only a matter of time after that."