Only a year ago
Dedicated to the Soldiers of Task Force 1—22nd Infantry whose skill, perseverance and bravery ensured Saddam's capture
In the end, at the culmination of months of dangerous missions and painstaking intelligence work, he was pulled out of his hidey—hole in a farmyard near Ad Dawr on the east side of the Tigris River south of Tikrit.
Looking more like a homeless guy than a recent and ruthless dictator, Saddam Hussein had finally been captured.
'A dark and painful period is over,' said President George W. Bush.
Coalition Provisional Authority chief, L. Paul Bremer announced at the subsequent press conference: