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Saddam Hussein Captured

Almost a year after sending U.S. troops to fight in Iraq, President George W. Bush announces the capture of the country's dictator, Saddam Hussein, in an address to the nation on December 14, 2003.

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    Saddam Hussein Captured

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    Almost a year after sending U.S. troops to fight in Iraq, President George W. Bush announces the capture of the country's dictator, Saddam Hussein, in an address to the nation on December 14, 2003.

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