Iraq releases prisoner accused of killing U.S. soldiers
November 16th, 2012
03:07 PM ET

Iraq releases prisoner accused of killing U.S. soldiers

By Jennifer Rizzo

Ali Mussa Daqduq, a Lebanese militant accused of involvement in the murder of several U.S. soldiers in Iraq, was released by Iraqi authorities Friday morning, Daqduq's lawyer, Abdulalmehdi al-Mutairi, told CNN.

Daqduq has arrived in Lebanon, his lawyer said.

"Thank God, he arrived in Lebanon a few hours ago after he left Iraq this afternoon" al-Mutairi told CNN. "There is no legal reason for his detention. He should have been released months ago".

An Iraqi court cleared Daqduq in May, saying there wasn't enough evidence against him, an official with Iraq's judicial council told CNN.

The automatic appeal following that ruling affirmed the acquittal in June, according to al-Mutairi.

U.S. officials say Daqduq organized a kidnapping in the Iraqi city of Karbala in January 2007 that left five U.S. soldiers dead.

Officials said he was a 24-year veteran of Hezbollah who had commanded a special operations group sent to Iraq to develop "special groups" within Shiite militia. U.S. forces captured him in 2007.

Daqduq had been held in U.S. custody as an "enemy combatant" until the United States ended its military mission in December and handed him over to Iraqi authorities.

"This is an outrage," said Senator John McCain, R-Arizona. "The families of those who were killed by this terrorist should also be outraged and appropriate action should be taken as regards to our relations with the Iraqi government.

The State Department said it expressed its "deep dissatisfaction" with the Iraqi government's decision to release Daqduq.

"We continue to believe that Daqduq should be held accountable for his crimes. We've made this point very clearly to the government of Iraq," said State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland. "While we strongly object to his release, we've been informed by the Iraqis that they determined that they were no longer able to hold him under Iraqi law."

The State Department has made contact with the Lebanese government on this issue, according to Nuland, and will continue to pursue all "legal means" to bring Daqduq to justice.

CNN's Mohammed Tawfeeq contributed to this report

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  3. Texman

    Acquire ... lock ... load ..... vaporize

    Next batter up????

    November 19, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Reply
  4. Joseph McCarthy

    Most people here seem to be going ballistic over the release of this Ali Moussa Daqdouq in Iraq, but on the other hand, when it came to the dastardly bombing of the Amriya air raid shelter in Baghdad on Feb, 13, 1991 in which well over 414 innocent civilians will wantonly slaughtered, these same people here remain stone silent. This double standard is truly repulsive so we're not so innocent either! As the biblical saying goes," don't judge others if you yourself don't wish to be judged".

    November 18, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Reply
  5. Guest

    Wow, talk about the U.S. defeat in the middle east. I guess it is a good thing Vietnam turned out all right after a bloody cambodian coup by Pol Pot.

    November 18, 2012 at 7:31 pm | Reply
    • I Beat-Off Into The Flag

      You're just realizing now that we've lost in the middle east? Vietnam turned out all right? I don't think you're being facetious so I'll have to stick with my original assessment of your stupidity.

      November 19, 2012 at 11:16 am | Reply
  6. RQ

    It seems liberation is a four letter word. F-ck!

    November 18, 2012 at 4:01 am | Reply
  7. Jannai

    America is the root of all terror. America has invaded sixty countries since world war 2.
    In 1953 America overthrow Iran's democratic government Mohammad Mosaddegh and installed a brutal dictator Shah. America helped Shah of Iran to establish secret police and killed thousands of Iranian people.
    During Iran-Iraq war evil America supported Suddam Hossain and killed millions of Iranian people. In 1989, America, is the only country ever, shot down Iran's civilian air plane, killing 290 people.
    In 2003,America invaded Iraq and killed 1,000,000+ innocent Iraqi people and 4,000,000+ Iraqi people were displaced.
    Now America is a failed state with huge debt. Its debt will be 22 trillion by 2015.

    November 17, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Reply
    • Lyndsie Graham

      Thank you, Jannai. How so very true that is!

      November 18, 2012 at 8:19 pm | Reply
  8. David Witcraft

    I don't see any mention of evidence. If I believe the Pope is jewish, does that make it so? Maybe we intercepted some emails? Our outrage should be accompanied by the facts we think established his guilt. No facts makes me think the Iraqi court released him for a reason

    November 17, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Reply
  9. Bill

    I don't know about you, but I am shocked... LOL

    November 17, 2012 at 11:06 am | Reply
  10. Ken

    There is only one person to blame for those deaths and his names is Bush.

    November 17, 2012 at 11:04 am | Reply
    • qwedie

      Iraq is his legacy and I am sure he is proud of it. "Look what I did for America"..lol

      November 17, 2012 at 11:14 am | Reply
  11. Dave

    So John McCain is upset and calls him a terrorist. The U.S. should step back and ask what would happen if the reverse situation had occured – Arabs invading the USA. American allies would come to help defend including Canadians, Brits, Aussies, etc. If a Canadian had killed an Arab the Arabs could call him a terrorist.
    Think about it!

    November 17, 2012 at 10:55 am | Reply
    • Joe Collins

      Well put, Dave. I already thought about it and you are right. People need to get over this right-wing mob mentality of theirs!

      November 17, 2012 at 11:03 am | Reply
      • Inciteful

        Where have you been nimrod? Arabs did invade the U.S.!

        November 17, 2012 at 11:08 am |
    • retphxfire

      My thinking, too. If there had been real evidence I would guess he would have been charged and gone through the court process by now. We are sure fast to condemn others for following the law, all the time using the same argument when one of our citizens is held without due process. I'm from Arizona and McCain has lost most of his credibility. Who can say why he's 'acting' the way he is...age, legacy, money?? All I know, if it's legacy, his is becoming more negative every week.

      November 17, 2012 at 11:14 am | Reply
  12. snowdogg

    Thank our Iraqi "friends".

    November 17, 2012 at 10:54 am | Reply
    • qwedie

      Your are talking about Bush and Cheney?

      November 17, 2012 at 11:16 am | Reply
  13. sawolf

    More arab treachery, nothing new.

    November 17, 2012 at 10:52 am | Reply
  14. volsocal

    Daqdouq should have been tried before a US military tribunal, and, if found guilty, executed. He is free because we were weak. He will no doubt kill again.

    November 17, 2012 at 10:47 am | Reply
    • nisroc00

      No doubt about it,. yet i bet you have no idea what he even looks like. So if you have no idea what he looks like how would you know it is true that he did or was involved in these acts.

      I am not sticking up for it but USA did invade Iraq and on what grounds. UDSA looks like a total I**** on grounds of WMD yet not finding ONE. This has BUSH written all over it and he is the real criminal for killin Americans boys, Iraq Civilians and creating more hate in this world. And you Americans Bow down and worship him by naming a warship after him. Before you start pointing fingers at one person you might wish to point fingers at the guy who started it all. Shame on you America

      November 17, 2012 at 10:56 am | Reply
    • Joe Collins

      What about those two Pilots who flew over Baghdad on Feb.13, 1991, dropping one or two bombs on the Amriya air raid shelter killing at least 414 innocent civilians, mostly women, children and the elderly, volsocal? What about them? Should our justice systen really be that one-sided? I don't think so!

      November 17, 2012 at 10:58 am | Reply
      • volsocal

        You don't see a difference between an accidental and intentional?

        November 17, 2012 at 11:43 am |
    • I Beat-Off Into The Flag

      Do you think we'll execute our brave warrior, Sgt. Robert Bales, for gallantly slaughtering 17 civilians? Or was that an "accident", too?

      November 19, 2012 at 11:32 am | Reply
  15. SiggieF

    What a screwed up justice system! The Iraqi courts would have probably let OJ Simpson and Casey Anthony go free...

    November 17, 2012 at 10:33 am | Reply
    • Joe Collins

      Is ours truly any better, SiggieF? Back on Feb.13, 1991 during the first Gulf War, two American pilots flying over Baghdad in a F-117 dropped one or two bombs on the Amriya air raid shelter slaughtering over 414 civilians trying to survive the war. I notices one man mourning his horrific loss as his entire family perished in that raid and yet to this day, no noe has ever been held accountable for that atrocity!!!! This makes my blood boil.

      November 17, 2012 at 10:52 am | Reply
    • nisroc00

      The US justice system is just ............... lolololololololololol.... every thing that goes to court in the USA turns in the a F***ing soap opera. Basically Im saying that USA probably makes more money from their LOLOLOLOLOL justice TV channel hosted by the B**** Nancy WhatsherFace than twenty HollyWood movie hits. Seems to be a new source of revenue for the USA. Makes me laugh and call USA pathetic.

      November 17, 2012 at 11:01 am | Reply
  16. Joe M.

    The WSJ raised this issue when the US transferred custody of Daqduq over to Iraq last year and predicted that he would be freed. Where was CNN at the beginning? Where was CNN in criticizing the decision when it could have made a difference? Nowhere to be found. Now they are sounding the alarm. Too late CNN, as usual, on an issue that reflects badly on Obama's leadership.

    November 17, 2012 at 10:09 am | Reply
  17. proud american

    But let's look on the bright side: Iraq is going reimburse us for the cost of the war with all that oil they have.......right? I remember Bush told us that so it must be true........right?

    November 17, 2012 at 9:34 am | Reply
    • Howard

      It's time for Americans to face facts. It's not the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that lasted so many years. We fight wars to vanquish our enemies, and that happened in both countries in a few weeks to a few months. What's led to the ongoing military involvement and casualties is the "nation-building" that came after the war was over.

      So, how's that nation building been working out, huh? Iraq is pretty much an ally of our worst enemy, Iran. Afghanistan will probably revert to Taliban control when we do finally leave.

      When you stop to think about it, "nation building" is the purest hubris on our part. It simply isn't reasonable to think we have the wisdom and experience to successfully yank a tribal society still mired in medieval thinking kicking and screaming into the 21st Century. We still haven't figured out how to wake up a large segment of American society to the reality that African Americans are equal to white people.

      November 17, 2012 at 9:49 am | Reply
      • Mike

        You seem to forget what happens when we get involved in military actions in a country like Iraq or Afghanistan and then fail to assist with "nation building" as you call it. Remember the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan? We helped the Afghans beat the Soviets and then left. How did that work out for us? Well let's see, Afghanistan, due to the lack of our support after the war, was overrun by the Taliban, they harbored and trained terrorists who subsequently attacked and killed thousands of Americans on American soil.
        Yeah, I'd say nation building is something we should stay out of.
        Some people have absolutely no clue at all.

        November 17, 2012 at 10:06 am |
  18. proud american

    There's always the "drone option".

    November 17, 2012 at 9:22 am | Reply
  19. 1*

    i dont believe anything will be done our nation has become soft. they have been killing each other for thousands of years, we cannot expect to change subhuman behavior in a short time. pull our troops out and resume the air strikes

    November 17, 2012 at 7:49 am | Reply
    • JOSH p.

      At least the subhumans didn,t slaughter no Indians steal their Gold and lands and forced them to convert to Christianity at gun point or be killed.

      November 17, 2012 at 9:23 am | Reply
      • umm no

        Josh,

        Name one person alive today that did any of what you just mentioned.

        Oh you can't?

        You fail.

        November 17, 2012 at 10:07 am |
      • David In NC

        What you say is true, but that was 200 years ago, not modern times.

        November 17, 2012 at 10:43 am |
  20. Richard Davis

    We should leave foreign lands with one caveat...that we will scorch the earth of our enemies should they attack us.

    November 17, 2012 at 7:07 am | Reply
  21. werewolf1

    We'll teach them a lesson,and send them more money.

    November 17, 2012 at 6:48 am | Reply
  22. alan fischer

    All those Americans killed in Iraque-for nothing–same thing happened in Korea–Viet Nam-The pentagon use American men as cannon fodder

    November 17, 2012 at 6:23 am | Reply
    • Ralph M

      And the military oriented corporations get their profits with the politicians who keep us at it getting their cut

      November 17, 2012 at 10:32 am | Reply
    • B.l.n.murthy

      Did Vietnam or Iraq ever threatened to attack US? Why American soldiers were sent there? Who is responsible for their deaths? Only US government and the military hardware manufacturers.

      November 17, 2012 at 10:59 am | Reply
  23. samonrusty

    American soldiers who've killed women and kids are honored with a Purple Heart or given an 'honorable' discharge.

    One law for Columbus' children and another for the rest of the world. Now of course the Americans are busy murdering Palestinians

    November 17, 2012 at 6:10 am | Reply
    • Jeff B.

      What an idiot you are.
      Americans killing palestinians ?

      November 17, 2012 at 7:31 am | Reply
    • joe snuffy

      Purple Heart is given for U.S. military wounded in combat, not for killing women and children. You are an ignorant fool and should be treated as such. We don't murder Palestinans, even though they support and shelter terrorist organizations such as Hamas.

      November 17, 2012 at 7:51 am | Reply
    • Dennis

      Never knew the U.S. invaded Palestine.It is time for you to get off the psychotropic drugs,wake up,and then grow up.

      November 17, 2012 at 9:22 am | Reply
  24. Joe

    So...this is the Iraq we... freed?

    November 17, 2012 at 5:55 am | Reply
    • B.l.n.murthy

      Did the Iraqis request US to liberate them? Liberate them from whom?After destroying the infrastructure of the country you talk about nation building, and expect them to be grateful?

      November 17, 2012 at 11:13 am | Reply
  25. government cheese

    This guy tortured 7 Americans and dismembered them and liberals think that is swell.

    November 17, 2012 at 4:18 am | Reply
    • Michael

      Nah, but if they'd done that to your lying a**, I'd think that.

      November 17, 2012 at 5:02 am | Reply
    • rickirs

      You are calling Iraqui's "liberal?"

      November 17, 2012 at 6:30 am | Reply
    • Richard Davis

      Comments like yours only shine a bright light on the vacuum that exists where your brain should be.

      November 17, 2012 at 7:05 am | Reply
    • sim namore

      You're full of it. If you don't like it here, go back to the planet Kolob where you belong.

      November 17, 2012 at 7:49 am | Reply
    • Fred Phred

      No No no... that's not what liberals think at all.

      We think: Why the heck were they there in the first place? Why did our government lie to us about weapons of mass destruction and get 4000 of our finest killed. None were ever found.

      Why did they have to pay the price just because Saddam Hussien tried to kill George Herbert Walker Bush in 1991? Why did they have to be used like pawns to settle a family vendetta?

      We think George W Bush and his administration are responsible for this. We think when you republicans try to drag on about Benghazi when this cost us 1000X more lives (not to mention thousands of serere injuries that last a lifetime) and trillions of dollars wasted, where is your perspective?

      That's what we think.

      November 17, 2012 at 8:34 am | Reply
    • SwingstatePat

      Sorry. I don't see where liberals have anything to do with this one. Do you actually strain everything you see and hear through the sieve of liberal vs conservative?

      November 17, 2012 at 9:13 am | Reply
      • Dennis

        No Pat,conservatives fall within a very narrow vision or category between facts,delusion and reality.The facts and reality portions are rarely noticed in their policies and statements.

        November 17, 2012 at 9:31 am |
    • Mike

      government cheese, boy you really got the liberals blood boiling on that comment.
      Always makes my day knowing how such a benign comment can get a group of idiots so flustered.
      Keep up the good work.
      And liberals, watch the blood pressure. Don't want you having a heart attack. Lord forbid we spend any of OUR money because you needed to go to county hospital and leech even more free services from us.

      November 17, 2012 at 10:13 am | Reply
  26. sportsjunkie29

    If you want decomracy and self-governance to reign across the world then you have to respect the decision of the courts where such (in one form or another) those decomracies reign. No one here knows the evidence in the case so any outrage is unjustified. Right decision or wrong, it's nice to see that Iraq has a formal legal system in place and that they're holding their government together despite constant attempts from islamist radicals and tribal sects to disrupt the rule of law.

    November 17, 2012 at 4:02 am | Reply
  27. our rules or the highway

    so we were at war and he was a "combatant". Sounds like semantics to me.

    November 17, 2012 at 3:37 am | Reply
  28. sly

    oh darn, there's that 'evidannce word agaain...'.

    November 17, 2012 at 2:32 am | Reply
  29. Joe

    Let me guess...their way of saying thanks?

    November 17, 2012 at 1:16 am | Reply
    • JOSH p.

      And why should they say thanks,for destroying their country,s infrastructures,or killing over 200,000 Iraqis,or for the 11,000 employees at our so called Embassy in Baghdad.

      November 17, 2012 at 9:25 am | Reply
  30. KidIndigo

    My my, Senator McCain has been a bit histrionic lately. I'm continually bemused by my fellow citizens' seemed outrage that other nations don't see the USA as the gilded savior that we seem to. Our gov't is now imprisoning people, without charge (except that they're "terrorists") for YEARS, without hearing, without trial, without justice. Now, I've no doubt that some, if not most, of those detainees are enemies of the US. Nonetheless, we have become what we hate. Our gov't (Bush AND Obama) continue to detain people without due process. All the gov't has to do is declare a person a terrorist (yes, even a US citizen), and they can disappear down a black hole. And we, the People, have allowed this to happen, because we are afraid. We gave our liberties away for a sham of safety. Look at Petraeus. Google COMPLETELY rolled and gave his entire history, without a warrant. Careful what you(we) type.

    November 17, 2012 at 1:12 am | Reply
    • Jeff B.

      Yeah. "histrionic".
      Perhaps you dont know that McCain was a POW and tortured for many years.
      Ya THINK he might have a problem with Iraq releasing someone who killed american soldiers ?

      November 17, 2012 at 7:33 am | Reply
    • joe snuffy

      You cowardly liberals read a few books or listen to some "conspiracy wackos" and think you are all so enlightened. I'm sure you have never been to any of these places in the Middle East/Southwest Asia so stop talking and enjoy the freedoms provided to you by our government and military.

      November 17, 2012 at 7:55 am | Reply
      • Dennis

        There are plenty of conservative "conspiracy wackos" on the right to balance things out,joe sniffy.

        November 17, 2012 at 9:41 am |
  31. American Thinker

    Maybe the US should leave Iraq and the its Soldiers wouldn't get killed.

    November 17, 2012 at 12:55 am | Reply
    • orly

      Or maybe you should get a life.

      November 17, 2012 at 1:01 am | Reply
      • oli

        maybe you should coordinate a more proper, thoughtful response

        November 17, 2012 at 2:32 am |
      • Bringiton1

        Get a life as in acquire one and not think or get out of Iraq since we should of not being there in the first place ?

        November 17, 2012 at 10:33 am |
    • realization

      Are you aware that the United States left Iraq sometime ago?

      November 17, 2012 at 3:28 am | Reply
    • 31B

      You do realize it's been almost a year since the military left Iraq right? Sounds like you have some research to do before commenting such dribble.

      November 17, 2012 at 3:56 am | Reply
      • wjshelton

        Actually, 31B, there are currently around 5,000 US soldiers still stationed in Iraq, not counting the literally thousands of "defense contractors" who are nothing more than mercenaries doing military jobs... Now, what was that you were saying about someone else needing to do more research?

        November 17, 2012 at 6:14 am |
    • Dennis

      @American Thinker--Please quite thinking so much. You are overstraining you brain

      November 17, 2012 at 6:38 am | Reply
  32. Birchwood

    Is this really a surprise.... Iraq is not our friend ...... Iraq has openly stated they want the U.S. completely our of their Country... It seems they will really enjoy the new U.S. Embassy when they finally expel us from their Country.......

    November 17, 2012 at 12:34 am | Reply
    • lerianis

      Missing that a public court trial found that there was no evidence against this man. Basically, you advocate ignoring the system of law and justice that was put into place in iraq just because we 'think' or 'know' this man did something.

      November 17, 2012 at 12:50 am | Reply
    • Stephen

      Do you realize the stupidity of your statement? "Their not our friends, they want us completely out of their country." They want us out of THEIR country. Obviously. Who enjoys being occupied? FYI I was there for a year so don't get on some high horse.

      November 17, 2012 at 6:29 am | Reply
  33. TexMan

    The big eye in the sky is watching this guy. It does not like him and is not happy. It would be wise for people to stay at least 300 feet away from him ... or not depending whether or not they want to meet Allah

    November 16, 2012 at 11:51 pm | Reply
    • jikfive

      Apparently due process is something we will allow our government to turn a blind eye to.

      November 17, 2012 at 1:00 am | Reply
  34. harpman

    how could Iraq, our close ally, do such a thing after we attacked them on false pretenses and destroyed their infrastructure.

    November 16, 2012 at 11:49 pm | Reply
  35. Hal Atosis

    Drone the waste of skin.

    November 16, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Reply
    • TexMan

      The big eye in the sky is watching this guy. It does not like him and is not happy. It would be wise for people to stay at least 300 feet away from him ... or not depending whether or not they want to meet Allah

      November 16, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Reply
  36. Dorothy

    It is legal under U.S. law to seize people accused of crimes in order to bring them to a U.S. court for a fair trial . So if Iraq refused extradition and the United States knew where the accused was hiding- why was that step not taken? Why is it not being taken now? Courts in the United States provide people accused of criminal offenses with fair trials, and an acquittal in a U.S. court (or a conviction) would mean something to the families of the deceased victims of crime. Instead, the federal government valued extradition agreements with another nation over bringing someone accused of murdering our service personnel to justice. Why should full faith and credit be given to the criminal justice system of another nation which just recently in fact did virtually nothing to prevent the murders of thousands of its own Christian citizens?

    November 16, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Reply
    • Jim908

      I'd be pretty nervous if I were him right now...

      November 17, 2012 at 12:13 am | Reply
    • B.l.n.murthy

      Is that why US has the greatest percentage of prisoners to citizens in the world?

      November 17, 2012 at 10:53 am | Reply
  37. popeye

    Our military being used to nation build is a no win situation. I don't support it in Afghanistan either. I'm a Vet btw.

    November 16, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Reply
  38. Nick

    For those who are saying "it wasn't his country, he is Lebanese, therefore he had no rights to fight the occupation forces.." What about the merceneries who were fighting in American uniforms for Green Cards should they come back alive, what rights did they have to be there... There were fighting for a prize!

    November 16, 2012 at 11:03 pm | Reply
    • Nick

      Are you really trying to make this about immigrants gaining citizenship by serving? Something most americans can't step up and do. A man that is will to fight for this country that he wishes to be a part of holds a true american's heart.

      November 17, 2012 at 1:26 am | Reply
  39. TR

    Sorry, I don't really have any sympathy. If you want to blame someone for the death of these soldiers and 4,000 others, blame the man who started the war and never found any weapons of mass destruction...George W. Bush

    November 16, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Reply
    • cheapseats2

      Typical liberal drivel. Blame anyone but the ones who pull the trigger.

      November 16, 2012 at 10:47 pm | Reply
      • DickPerry

        Bush was the one who pulled the "trigger"...

        November 17, 2012 at 12:20 am |
      • TexMan

        Actually there is a new sheriff in town and he has shown that he will pull the trigger when there is a viable target in the cross hairs.

        November 17, 2012 at 12:24 am |
    • RT

      It never ceases to amaze me how ignorant the American people are at how our government actually works. Anyone who blames solely Bush for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan loses all credibility. Read a book.

      November 17, 2012 at 12:27 am | Reply
      • TexMan

        LOL .... I remember reading this ... " Twenty years ago, on December 20, 1983, Donald Rumsfeld, currently the U.S. Secretary of Defense, met with Saddam Hussein during the first of Rumsfeld's two now-famous visits to Baghdad. At the time, the United States was courting Iraq as a buffer to the greater threat the Reagan administration perceived in the Islamic Republic of Iran. As has now been widely reported, the U.S. had already been providing the Iraqi regime with intelligence and other support in its war with Iran. Within a year of Rumsfeld's first visit, Baghdad and Washington had re-established diplomatic relations."

        November 17, 2012 at 12:32 am |
  40. Kevin

    just a drone strike away.

    November 16, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Reply
    • Nolaphile

      I concur. Snuff him wherever he may be

      November 16, 2012 at 11:48 pm | Reply
    • Axe Tera

      Okay, using your thinking, maybe we should aim a drone in the direction of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales.

      November 17, 2012 at 2:03 am | Reply
  41. Inciteful

    The U.S. response reminds me of the scene in "A Few Good Men" in which the 2nd chair for the defense states her objection to a witness' testimony, only to be overruled by the judge, after which the attorney responds the she "strenuously objects." None of this theater is impactful where it matters, but, apparently, it plays well with the majority of the U.S. electorate...dolts.

    November 16, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Reply
    • JeffLawrence

      "Inciteful" has no insight.

      November 16, 2012 at 10:07 pm | Reply
      • Inciteful

        Wow! Aren't you clever?!

        November 16, 2012 at 10:16 pm |
    • Toche'

      Touche' Sir, Touche'!

      November 16, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Reply
  42. Tyler

    Prison was his safest bet

    November 16, 2012 at 9:29 pm | Reply
  43. Badly-Bent

    From here on out we should have learned never ever turn over a bad guy to those sympathetic to your enemy.
    From here on out we should have learned never ever turn over a bad guy to those sympathetic to your enemy.
    From here on out we should have learned never ever turn over a bad guy to those sympathetic to your enemy.
    From here on out we should have learned never ever turn over a bad guy to those sympathetic to your enemy.
    From here on out we should have learned never ever turn over a bad guy to those sympathetic to your enemy.

    November 16, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Reply
  44. ciaopaparazzi

    Nothing a drone can't handle. Even Obama has the balls to use them.

    November 16, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Reply
    • mike

      Ya; but Obama doesn't have the balls to address our immigration problem; because it would have cost him the hispanic/latin votes! Coward!

      November 17, 2012 at 12:54 am | Reply
  45. zuglo1

    US soldiers who invade a country are legitimate targets of people who oppose them including foreign nationals who decide to join the resistance forces. The United States does not have a monopoly on the use of violence. Sorry, people are going to shoot back.

    November 16, 2012 at 9:13 pm | Reply
    • TexMan

      If you shoot back hell will rain down on you. Too little hell ... too late ... but all the same .... your day of reckoning is coming.

      November 16, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Reply
      • zuglo1

        You will reap what you sow.

        November 16, 2012 at 9:38 pm |
    • Cornholio

      The arrogance of the US military industrial complex and the mindless brainwashed minions will never face their own narcissim. The fact is, the US military, in coordination with the completely corrupted US government, invaded a soverign country that never made an aggressive threat to the US. Of course they are going to fight back.
      If foreign nationals invade the US, I will fight them to the death.

      November 16, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Reply
      • Brandon

        Sovereign nations have been occupied and taken over many times over. The only place we went wrong was to not just completely take over the land and make it the United Middle East. We could start shipping over people to live their right away.

        November 16, 2012 at 11:30 pm |
    • Nick

      In 2007 we were well established in Iraq and were not an invading force. The deaths of these soilders was not the actions of someone trying to liberate their country. It was an act of a terrorist group attacking the US.

      November 17, 2012 at 1:33 am | Reply
      • JLS639

        If we were well established, how come there was so much fighting? This was the year of the surge and the year the government of Iraq began several major offensives in the south without consulting the United States military. Just because the US military declares the war is over don't make it so.

        November 17, 2012 at 1:52 am |
      • zuglo1

        "Well established" occupiers are always legitimate targets just as "less well established" invaders. The mental gymnastics Americans engage in to justify their murderous and evil ways is quite amazing.

        November 17, 2012 at 9:08 am |
  46. Thank Goodness that the US has left that hell hole

    The Republicans were angry about President Obama abiding by the agreement that President Bush made with Iraq about leaving. Thank goodness that President Obama has removed our troops from that meat grinder. Let the Sunni and Shiites slaughter each other to their hears content. The true feeling of the Iraqi government was shown by releasing murders. Maybe once their blood lust has been satisfied, the Iraqis will be willing to live together.

    November 16, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Reply
    • John Kaufman, Oceanside, CA

      Hay Bozo, Iraq told the US that they were no longer wanted or welcomed as a contingency force in Iraq. Obama wanted the US to still have a contigency force in Iraq, but Iraq chose for the US to leave. Now the war monger Obama sitill continues his lost cause in Afghanistan where over 40 US troops have benn killed by supposily friendly Afghan troops. The Taliban and Al Quida are just waiting for US militry to withdraw in 2014 and then they will come back into power there again. What a joke this war has been, along with Iraq. Bush and Obama are both cut from the same cloth.

      November 16, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Reply
      • Mrodjr12

        Look who's calling someone a Bozo! You seem to be THE Bozo.
        Guess you could count me in too, cause I voted for the war monger Bush.
        After he sent troops into Iraq, I lost all respect for him. EVEN I knew there weren't any Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq!
        The only people who gained by us going to war in Iraq are the investors in armaments ... Bush and all the Republicans who voted FOR the war.
        At least Obama had the 'balls' to try to correct a big mistake.
        We should send you and Bush to look for those WMDs.

        November 16, 2012 at 11:21 pm |
  47. Tim

    Dont worry we will have Special Activities Dev. or another Group ready to gut him like a fish shortly. Have fun with your 72 Donkeys.

    November 16, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Reply
  48. Christoph

    I find it curious the article on USA Today quotes his lawyer about the fact the held him until after the election. Apparently, they did not want to embarrass President Obama during his re-election campaign. CNN's coverage fails to mention this fact.

    November 16, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Reply
    • George

      I find it curious that defending your country against an outsider who is invading it is a crime.

      November 16, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Reply
      • Dave

        It wasn't his country George. He is Lebanese.

        November 16, 2012 at 10:46 pm |
  49. TexMan

    Cap him. Sooner than later.

    November 16, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Reply
  50. no nothing

    Drone strike.....anyone?

    November 16, 2012 at 8:20 pm | Reply
  51. Billy BoBuck

    In my here opine, I figure all them mooslems are darn murderers. We should infect all their male goats with syphilis so them Iraqi men can all run around with drip d%%k!

    November 16, 2012 at 8:20 pm | Reply
    • Mmmmm

      Why punish the donkeys of Iraq?

      November 16, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Reply
  52. snowdogg

    Perhaps he'll get the Bib Laden treatment?

    November 16, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Reply
  53. Emperor Vadik, CA

    Just send a drone up his a$$...

    November 16, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Reply
  54. JOSH p.

    And how many Iraqis and others have we murdered and no one has been held accountable.

    November 16, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Reply
    • Jeff

      thanks Josh for your comments from your news/media education, your input is so invaluable

      November 16, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Reply
    • Richard Stroker

      WE haven't murdered anyone numbnuts.

      November 16, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Reply
      • zuglo1

        There is no arguing with such a brilliantly informed comment such as yours. I'm sure the families of all of the dead Iraqi's will be in agreement with you.

        November 16, 2012 at 9:47 pm |
    • SearedEyes

      Name one Iraqi that was killed and the service member who killed him/her, outside of the justification of combat. Bet you can't. Shut your pie hole, fella. You speak of what you know nothing about.

      November 16, 2012 at 8:31 pm | Reply
      • Joe

        Are you serious? You can't think of ONE innocent Iraqi that was killed by us? I think you should try this site out: Google.com. They will point out quite a few to you.

        300,000 Iraqi civilians were killed during the war. We killed countless Iraqis during our invasion. And dozens were killed by US personnel who are now in prison for murder. So do not pull the "we never killed any of them out of combat" bologna. It is well known that some were killed, some were raped, etc.. out of malice by criminals. In any big population you'll have a few murderers and rapists and this was no different.

        November 16, 2012 at 8:49 pm |
      • Jeff

        Joe 300,000 Iraqis killed during the war, it does not say anywhere by US Troops, do you not understand the country was on the brink of civil war several times while we were there, vehicle bombs set by foreign fighters were killing 100's dozens of times per year, those numbers include all deaths including sunni versus shiite fighting, not just US Soldiers killing Iraqis, let's not twist the facts in favor of your lame argument

        November 16, 2012 at 9:06 pm |
      • Steve_PA

        How do you figure that the American soldiers who were killed in Iraq were not legitimate victims of the war while any Iraqis that they killed were legitimate victims of war?

        November 16, 2012 at 9:06 pm |
      • Alex

        I am more than happy to name some, if that is what you wanted. For example, the following "enemies" were killed by American troops in Haditha, Abdullah Walid (4 year old boy), Abdul Rahman (5 year old boy), Zainab Younis Salim (5 year old girl), Aisha Younis Salim ( 3 year old girl).

        November 16, 2012 at 9:31 pm |
    • Counterpoint

      Yeah Josh...

      Any of our soldiers who have murdered any Iraqi citizens outside of combat HAVE been held accountable, tried and sentenced.

      You want to try again, or are you just gonna run along now?

      November 16, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Reply
      • I Beat-Off Into The Flag

        And what kind of "punishment" do you think awaits our valiant Sgt. Bales?

        November 19, 2012 at 11:59 am |
    • Equirider

      None.

      November 16, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Reply
    • Thunderhardt

      Azzhole !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      November 16, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Reply
      • Thunderhardt

        Josh

        November 16, 2012 at 9:29 pm |
    • MST

      Josh you sound as stupid as your president

      November 16, 2012 at 9:39 pm | Reply
  55. SEAL_practice_run

    Make Ali Moussa Daqdouq a SEAL team's practice run! It's no longer necessary to hand over captured terrorists. Treat them like how we treated Osama bin Laden.

    November 16, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Reply
    • I Beat-Off Into The Flag

      Make him die of kidney failure?

      November 19, 2012 at 11:56 am | Reply
  56. J G

    Should've just made sure he had an accident while he was in our custody.

    November 16, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Reply
  57. George Patton

    I just love the way these ignoramuses here are screeching and sqawking over the release of this man. These bozoes are only displaying their own stupidity. Besides, how would they know whether this man was innocent or guilty? This is another shining example of the right-wing mob mentality currently sweeping this country!!!

    November 16, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Reply
    • Jeff

      there's nothing right wing about intelligence collectors in Iraq in 2007 collecting information leading to this man, let me guess you think the Iraqi Govt is an honest non-corrupt govt, take it from someone who was there three times you are talking well above your head, the justice system in Iraq is a circus compared to ours

      November 16, 2012 at 8:01 pm | Reply
    • Jeff

      and not to mention 5 U.S. Soldiers were killed, but I guess their lives and justice for their deaths doesn't mean much to you since you probably don't support serving your country anyway

      November 16, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Reply
      • Chris

        I support my troops and all. But.... Those five soldiers signed up for the miitary. We went over there in an act of war and now we want to throw those in jail who killed our troops? If you were there 3 times then if you killed someone maybe you should goto jail. We have killed women and children over there with stray missles and all kinds of stuff. Should we hold our soldiers accountable for things like that?

        November 16, 2012 at 8:28 pm |
      • I Beat-Off Into The Flag

        Don't forget our own glorious Sgt. Robert Bales, gallant murderer of 17 defenseless civilians in the name of freedom.

        November 19, 2012 at 11:55 am |
    • Eileen

      You label everyone on the right extremists as opposed to your stupid left-wing liberalness right? The "right" would look pretty normal if not compared to how left you are.

      November 16, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Reply
  58. fjm1235

    The way we "closed out" the situation in Iraq is regrettable. This guy wont be long for this world:)

    November 16, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Reply
  59. hooah

    So their bad guys are treated just like ours...released.

    November 16, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Reply
  60. Bob_MelbourneFLA

    We'll should ask Israel to do us a small favor..... take care of him for us... discreetly of course.

    November 16, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Reply
  61. Mike

    War is hell and people die doing what they supposedly believe in

    November 16, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Reply
  62. ug

    This makes the libs happy...

    November 16, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Reply
    • phearis

      Are you stupid? Or just trolling? It's got to be one or the other.

      November 16, 2012 at 7:12 pm | Reply
  63. Double Standard Much?

    So the pride of our justice system is the premise that you are innocent until proven guilty. They couldn't prove this guy guilty, so what is the problem? The only difference between this situation and what would happen in a US court is that he was held after the charges were dismissed. In the US he would have been a free man much sooner.

    November 16, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Reply
    • DP

      indeed, US military courts mostly do nothing or very little about GIs killing iraqis, here is the payback

      November 16, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Reply
      • no nothing

        Are you really using DP as your name?

        November 16, 2012 at 8:23 pm |
  64. TJ

    That guy better spend the rest of his life being scared of model planes flying overhead. He'll never know which one has a little something with his name on it.

    November 16, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Reply
    • Spendlove

      As should United States citizens.

      November 16, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Reply
      • Ian

        I would love to see anyone breech US airspace with an enemy aircraft and get away with it.

        November 16, 2012 at 7:02 pm |
      • I Beat-Off Into The Flag

        Hey Spendlove, Ian has no f*****g idea what you're talking about.

        November 19, 2012 at 11:52 am |
  65. Just Me

    Boo hoo, many Americans get away with murder all the time.....SO WHAT??

    November 16, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Reply
  66. REDFIREBALL

    I would invite our Honorable President of the United States - Mr. Barack Obama - over for some wine.

    November 16, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Reply
  67. get over it mccain

    McCain is still butthurt from being a POW

    November 16, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Reply
  68. REDFIREBALL

    Yoo Hoo MSNBC CHRIS MATTHEWS - You don't want to waste time increasing taxes on billionaires. Do you know why? Let me tell you: they have legal teams much smarter than YOU AND POTUS. Did you know that? yes, they do. These legal teams know how to help billionaires avoid most tax laws. Did you know that? So guess what? SMALL BUSINESES will pay more tax than they can afford - then they go out of business or pass the increase of cost to do business to little men like YOU. So Chris Matthews, we will decrease expenditures. If POTUS did not buy his votes with tax-paid "free stuff" then you should not have anything to suffer a heart attack in front of the MSNBC camera over right? We will make cuts in your Precious One budget - a new thing he never did while in office. POTUS will sign a new 2013 Budget with LOTS OF EXPENDITURE CUTS in it okay? Now calm down - go home and rest. Drink some wine or something LMFAO

    November 16, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Reply
  69. American Thinker

    I love the double Standard. We invade a sovereign country under false pretense. We kill thousands of their people and call it collateral damage or "this is war". and when they fight back we call them "murderers" and "terrorists". I'm sorry but If my country was invaded by a bunch of foreigners I'm picking up a gun and I will kill their soldiers. That's the way it goes.

    November 16, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Reply
    • bqm13

      a Lebanese militant accused of involvement in the murder of several U.S. soldiers in Iraq. Your comments make no sense. He is from Lebanon and in Iraq. It was not his country either. He was a foreign fighter.

      November 16, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Reply
      • JOSH p.

        I guess in your mind we only murdered Foreigners in Iraq.

        November 16, 2012 at 8:00 pm |
      • rp1588

        The US soldiers were foreign fighters, too.

        November 16, 2012 at 8:30 pm |
      • I Beat-Off Into The Flag

        His comments make plenty of sense. You don't get it because you're stupid. You'd make excellent cannon-fodder if you weren't 400+ lbs.

        November 19, 2012 at 11:51 am |
    • Robert

      You don't have a country creep.

      November 16, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Reply
    • Thunderhardt

      He is a DEAD man walking !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      November 16, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Reply
      • TexMan

        exactly right

        November 16, 2012 at 11:09 pm |
      • I Beat-Off Into The Flag

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        Please.

        November 19, 2012 at 11:48 am |
  70. Brad76

    So this Iraqi killed people in a war? What an outrage!

    November 16, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Reply
    • bqm13

      Did you read the article. He is not Iraqi! He is from Lebanon.

      November 16, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Reply
  71. LiberalLarry

    America has acted arrogantly towards terrorists in the past. We should include them in any amnesty bill for illegals. Only when we stop trying to attack them will they stop attacking us.

    November 16, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Reply
  72. Karma

    What Comes Around Goes Around. Evidently, there was as much hard-core evidece linking this man to terrorism as there was linking the butcherers of Haditha, back in 2005.
    CNN explains it well here: http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/25/justice/california-iraq-trial/index.html

    So you people complaining should be proud that the Iraqi judicial system is just as "flawless" as America's in this regard.

    November 16, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Reply
  73. 2/8

    LoL, some of these comments are hilarious. There is no difference between what happened here, and what happens in the American "justice system" daily. Get over yourselves.

    November 16, 2012 at 6:12 pm | Reply
  74. Chris

    Thanks Obama. Keep using Iraq as a talking point of success.

    November 16, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Reply
    • REDFIREBALL

      Our POTUS - The Honorable President Barack Obama - is the BEST foreign policy President of the united states we EVER had - Barack Obama is the MEN OF ALL MEN

      November 16, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Reply
      • Robert

        You are mentally ill

        November 16, 2012 at 6:37 pm |
  75. Chet

    That is okay – let him go – Obama will just drone him dead!

    November 16, 2012 at 6:07 pm | Reply
  76. 1/75

    I have the answer

    November 16, 2012 at 6:07 pm | Reply
  77. Chet

    Typical – America helps but really doesn't solve the issue! Bend over again America!

    November 16, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Reply
  78. Bill

    hahaha, this is poetic justice, kill some americans and go free i like how this iraqi government is operating.

    November 16, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Reply
    • mike

      Oh you poor pathetic pedophile. Do you think before you speak?

      November 16, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Reply
      • I Beat-Off Into The Flag

        Bill's a pedophile? How did you possibly deduce that? Do you think before you speak?

        November 19, 2012 at 11:47 am |
    • Just Me

      Me too!!

      November 16, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Reply
  79. W York

    McCain, what a goof ball. His idea of a response is probably to invade Iraq. The guy just loves a good war. Why doesn't he just retire. He has become so irrelevant these days it is becoming a joke. He should have retired four years ago and gone out strong. Now he will just continue to make a fool of himself until the folks of Arizona have had enough.

    November 16, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Reply
  80. REDFIREBALL

    CHRIS MATTHEWS WILL SUFFER A HEART ATTACK AT THE STUDIO IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA ONE HIGHT IF HE DOES NOT STOP RANTING OVER NOTHING. He does not believe Congress is telling him the truth. He thinks that when both sides of the aisle act so cordial and polite to each other then the President must be in danger -in danger of WHAT???? POTUS never did or said anything illegal. President Obama and Susan Rice are among the MOST upright of ALL American citizens. They are honorable and everyone loves them. SO CHRIS MATTHEWS - SHUTUP LMFAO

    November 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Reply
    • Bruce

      Speak for yourself retard... Everyone does not love obama and rice, and I am pretty sure almost half the country hates him..

      November 16, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Reply
      • REDFIREBALL

        President Obama is an honorable man of high valor. He never lied to us. He is more honest than Abraham Lincoln. Everyone in Congress - both Democrat AND Republican believe in the POTUS. Chris Matthews of MSNBC does not believe Congress loves POTUS and Susan Rice. We TRUST Prwsident Obama. He has been fully accountable with EVERYTHING domestic and foreign. He was there for us in Libya. He protected everyone correctly. So Chris Matthews has NOTHING to worry about. We all love the POTUS and respect him as the BEST POTUS America EVER had, okay?

        November 16, 2012 at 6:30 pm |
    • get over it mccain

      stfu and get laid

      November 16, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Reply
      • Robert

        You get over it but wipe. We are coming for you and your ilk. You will swing from the highest yardarm.

        November 16, 2012 at 6:46 pm |
  81. Jannani

    ha ha ha ... poetic justice ...

    November 16, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Reply
    • Stuart

      you must be a raghead

      November 16, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Reply
  82. Mike Speakman

    Time to put a bounty on his head.

    November 16, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Reply
  83. REDFIREBALL

    HEY MSNBC CHRIS MATTHEWS: You are way too old to rant and rave over politics like that. Come work for CNN and work a more-balanced political commentator life (if CNN would accept you). You seem so upset because Congress is trying to work on a bi-partisan basis. You are so so protective of President Obama, that NOW you seem to believe that when Congress works together then it must mean it is plotting againt your Precioius One right? Congress wants to work for all America. If Potus wants to work for ALL America then he can also. No one is telling your Precious One not to do so. Chris Matthews, you are badgering Adam Schiff for answers he does not have. He told you that Susan Rice reported what she was told. Yet you keep hounding Congress to tell you something different. Also, you were told that Congress wants to work together to balance the budget through a COMBINATION OF INCREASED REVENUE AND DECREASE OF EXPENDITURE. You rant and rave over cuts in expenditure as if only increase in revenue is needed. Chris Matthews, you are divisive and pure POISON to the process. You need to shutup or retire. You will suffer a heart attack if you do not stop trying to get things out of the Congressmen/women that they cannot give you (and your Precious One spies). Good luck with your health.

    November 16, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Reply
    • ronjayaz

      Wow! U guys print crap like that. Where was yor moderator on this nut?

      November 17, 2012 at 2:30 am | Reply
      • I Beat-Off Into The Flag

        Well, if they can print your illiterate response, they can print anything.

        November 19, 2012 at 11:44 am |
  84. Steve

    LOL – It's a 'set-up' – the United States needs some more Drone Targets – Eye in the Sky & "hamburger' on the ground, LMAO

    November 16, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Reply
  85. JackCarson

    The US had this guy in custody for four years before handing him over the government of Iraq. If we had any real proof at all concerning the laundry list of things we're now saying he did, why wasn't he charged and brought to trial during those four years? It's never been considered moral or right in the western world to hold someone indefinitely based only on heresy and conjecture. That doesn't change just because you add "terrorist" or "enemy combatant" to the list of things you accuse someone of. If the US thought this guy was really a serious danger, then they should have spent the fours years that they had him trying to find some real evidence to back up their fears. Throwing a hissy-fit now, because someone else is doing the right thing and saying you can't hold someone indefinitely without evidence, is the epitome of childish. But then again, the guy is an arab and a muslim, so we should probably just forget he has basic human rights and assume everything he's accused of is true, right?

    November 16, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Reply
  86. dangle13x

    I only say these things because I have no self confidence and am completely insecure with myself! I sit inside on Friday nights trolling cnn message boards because maybe, just maybe, I'll succeed in annoying some people and that way I can feel a little bit better about my miserable existence. Did I mention I'm a complete failure in life and have no friends. Well, I have "friends" but in reality these people all talk about me behind my back because I'm such a worthless pile of trash. Bye!

    November 16, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Reply
    • dangle13x

      its okay stanleymann somebody has to fill in the small size condoms.

      November 16, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Reply
  87. dd

    This is more of Obama's foreign policy at work. He has pretty much guaranteed a war in the middle east.

    November 16, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Reply
  88. AJ

    4 or 5 nukes and we will have an ever lasting supply of glass and oil for all nations.

    Yeah, im willing to trade the middle east for glass and oil. Sooooo what?

    November 16, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Reply
    • I Beat-Off Into The Flag

      Its probably too late, (especially if you have sisters) but please don't breed.

      November 19, 2012 at 11:42 am | Reply
  89. Big Balls 2012!

    I hope we don't mis our opportunity to get him.

    November 16, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Reply
  90. john

    Killing sucks especially if you are on the dead end....that being said it seems to be the one thing we do real well, for about any reason. Similarly in other lands it is an easy ticket on the glory train. It takes a lot more balls, and the guts above them to not kill and try and work it out - that's a real man/woman..anything else is just our base denominator and emotion .. never really solves anything. I'd pay to see real issues debated to victory, or on a ball field, and be good sports about it...otherwise it's my D*&^ is bigger than your .. the age old relegation of justice.

    November 16, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Reply
  91. RomneyLOL

    Stay classy, Iraq.

    November 16, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Reply
  92. craigu

    they aslo encouraged arab countries to use oil against us for our support of isreal. nothing like a pat on the back for freeing their butts

    November 16, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Reply
    • JOSH p.

      Freeing their butts from whom, Aliens from Jupiter.
      Only idiots like yourself, would think that one country invade another to free anyone.

      November 16, 2012 at 8:11 pm | Reply
  93. Mike

    Either the drones or The Green Berets will find him and teach him The Spirit of The bayonet.

    November 16, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Reply
    • JeffLawrence

      I hope you're right, Mike. I look forward to reading a news item saying as much.

      November 16, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Reply
    • 82nd all the way

      Mosad

      November 16, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Reply
    • hooah

      GB won't get them. They will recruit and train indigs. They will do the killing.

      November 16, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Reply
    • I Beat-Off Into The Flag

      After I stopped laughing, I blew another wad into 'ol glory.

      November 19, 2012 at 11:39 am | Reply
  94. JeffLawrence

    Add this to other anti-West actions taken by Iraq since we freed them: Iraq's top diplomat urging other arab countries to “use the weapon of oil” against the U.S. as we stand by Israel, our only true ally in the Middle East, plus Iraq's support of the terrorist organization Hamas, plus Iraq's growing closeness with Iran, an enemy to the West, and you have a pretty clear picture of just how trustworthy these arab f-ers are. There's a lesson to be learned here: do not support their "arab spring". Look at Egypt and it's muslim brotherhood rise to power, Libya and the murder of our diplomats. We can trust arabs as much as we could trust that Hitler would be satisfied with appeasement.

    November 16, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Reply
    • JOSH p.

      Freed them from whom you idiot,Alien from Mars,we murdered over 200,000 Iraqis and you call that freeing them.
      Where do you ever hear a country invade another in order to free them,idiot.
      We have a so called Embassy in Iraq with over 11,000 official employees ,I wonder what they are doing there.

      November 16, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Reply
  95. only good for a ride

    And we liberated them why

    November 16, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Reply
    • George Bush

      Weapons of Mass Destruction. ;)

      November 16, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Reply
    • RomneyLOL

      "Because, this guy, he wanted to kill my dad!" – George W.

      November 16, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Reply
      • Mike

        Exactly! It is as simple as that.

        November 16, 2012 at 7:08 pm |
    • John Robertson

      We didn't liberate them.. It was just a regime change.. Saddam is looking good these days

      November 16, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Reply
    • I Beat-Off Into The Flag

      That's "liberation"?

      November 19, 2012 at 11:37 am | Reply
  96. dasea

    he'll be greated warmly upon release by a hellfire missile in the nose

    November 16, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Reply
    • stanleymann

      He'll be greeted as a hero for killing 5 invading terrorist.

      November 16, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Reply
    • Merica

      O yeah just like those guys that killed that ambassador..wait never mind.

      November 16, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Reply
    • craigu

      much cheaper option than spending years trying to go thru a legal system thats never going to turn him over to us. send a drone for christmas

      November 16, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Reply
    • Thunderhardt

      Amen !!

      November 16, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Reply
      • TexMan

        exactly right

        November 16, 2012 at 9:22 pm |
  97. brownsclown

    I've got an idea on how to handle this!

    November 16, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Reply
    • 82nd all the way

      I'm with you on that. He was safer in jail.

      November 16, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Reply
    • stanleymann

      No cares about your ideas!

      November 16, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Reply
    • Brahman

      yes, send stanleymann to assassinate him

      November 16, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Reply
  98. Mar

    I love our soldiers. That being said it's not really 'murder' to kill foreign occupation troops.

    November 16, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Reply
    • Bill Maryak

      Under the Geneva Convention, I think you will find it illegal to kill unless you are a combatant in the uniform of your country. If you are on the battlefield conducting warfare and are not a soldier in uniform , then you have no rights under the GC and can be terminated.

      November 16, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Reply
    • craigu

      he is not from iraq. he came to the country to fight so he is not covered by the GC. he is not a solider, he is a terrorist

      November 16, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Reply
      • Robert

        The term 'terrorist' only applies to attacks against civilians, not to military personnel.
        Seriously. Do you Americans think you can send soldiers to kill people and it's ILLEGAL to kill US Troops?
        You're delusional.

        November 16, 2012 at 8:46 pm |
      • veljo12

        Well if you think a little bit more about GC, you will realize that GC would applied on the soldiers, civilians and anybody else in any war........in the other hand idiot W. has never bore to declare war on Iraq and make American soldier to be just armed group on the foreign soil, which make them legal target to anybody fighting to free their own land

        November 17, 2012 at 9:53 am |
    • Tortfeasor

      It wasn't his country. If you read the article, you'd realize he's not an Iraqi, but a warmongering Hezbollah militant seeking to start an insurgency in lands that aren't even his.

      November 16, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Reply
      • JOSH p.

        Last time I remember we kidnapped terrorist send them to rendition and then the Bay,we had this guy for 4 years,if he was so bad,fill in the blanks.

        November 16, 2012 at 8:19 pm |
    • Sick Vet

      He is Lebanese in Iraq – that would make him a foreigner as well.

      November 16, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Reply
    • DollyDagger

      Muslims are not big on government; they historically had slaves or low members of society perform this function. The Imams hold the power, and borders (especially the ones invented by the west) are hardly recognized. So while we think it's a big deal that a guy from Lebanon was fighting in Iraq, it's not such a big deal to Islamists who don't think in the same terms that we do. The sooner we recognize this basic difference in thinking the sooner we will leave them to their own ways, which is exactly what they want. If they come at us after we leave them, we have every right to attack them in kind (or worse), But leave them we should. Let them suck oil.

      November 16, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Reply
      • taskmaster

        Dolly the only thing Muslims are big on is KILLING, lying and stealing.This is the typical Muslim " Thank You"The muslims want a dictator but he has to be radical terrorist. Look at Iran.

        November 16, 2012 at 6:38 pm |
  99. mikebo

    Nothing like great friends.Thanks Iraq.

    November 16, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Reply
    • I Beat-Off Into The Flag

      Yeah......like they owe us anything. You and @ssmaster should hook up. I think you'd make a sweet couple.

      November 19, 2012 at 11:19 am | Reply

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