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Bush Keeps Saddam Gun at White House (1 Viewer)


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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A handgun that Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) was clutching when U.S. forces captured him in a hole in Iraq (news - web sites) last December is now kept by President Bush (news - web sites) at the White House, a spokesman confirmed on Sunday.

Time magazine, which first disclosed the gun's location, said military officials had it mounted after it was seized from Saddam near his hometown of Tikrit last year, and soldiers involved in the capture gave it to Bush.

The magazine quoted a visitor who had been shown the gun, which is kept in a small study off the Oval Office where Bush displays memorabilia. It is the same room where former President Bill Clinton (news - web sites) had some of his encounters with former intern Monica Lewinsky.

Bush shows Saddam's gun to select visitors, telling them it is unloaded, both now and when Saddam was captured, Time reported.

"He really liked showing it off," Time quoted a visitor as saying. "He was really proud of it."

White House spokesman Jim Morrell said, "The president was proud of the performance and bravery of our armed forces and was honored to receive it on behalf of the troops involved in the operation."

To be quite honest, I am unsure why this has even made the news.
It's a good trophy. :)
thats all it is is a trophy, and if the troops couldn't keep it at least the Pres did. its better than ending up in a vault where noone could see it.
No, I think it should be returned to the Iraqi people. If saddam is in Iraqi court, all saddam posessions must be returned to Iraq. It would be stealing if George W keeps it. Why am I not surprised?


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1. Everyone in IRAQ is allowed to one firearm (AK-47).
2. The handgun that Sadam had - was not one of them.
3. Sadam is not being tried for owning a handgun therefore it is not evidence and not evidence.

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