Iraqi people greet American soldiers

  1. With jubilence, hugs and kisses. And the tearing down of a huge picture of Saddam Hussien.
    I dare say that someone is glad we are there.
  2. 23 Comments

  3. by   Mkue
    Where did you see that Helen? I missed it.
  4. by   rncountry
    NBC news tonight, as well as local news station. I cannot spell the name of the town. The town is in the Southern end of Iraq, near the oil fields.
    Just on the news too, an entire division has surrendered, 8000 men. It's Iraq's 51st division.
  5. by   kmchugh
    The town was Safwan, where the cease fire was signed at the end of the Gulf War. There were tears, laughter, and happiness evident everywhere. They were clearly glad to be out from under the boot of Hussein. On man beat on the face of the painting of Saddam with his shoe.

    Kevin McHugh
  6. by   Mkue
    Many thanks for the updates

  7. by   kittyw
    I just saw the beating of SH's face with the shoe. They were definately smiling.

    I saw this on fox news.
  8. by   Mkue
    Just saw it too kittyw.. on Fox
  9. by   RNonsense
    Awww...I saw this TV tonight too. Made me wanna cry. They were hugging and shaking hands and crying with happiness to the US soldiers...
  10. by   emily_mom
    I saw it too. Glad to see soldiers are surrendering also.
  11. by   WashYaHands
    I was watching the news and they brought up the significance of the shoe. In their culture, showing the bottom of one's shoe is a sign of disrespect as if to say, "you are scum, I am better than you". That's the significance of the shoe reference.

  12. by   RNonsense
    I didn't know that. Makes it even better. Thanks Linda
  13. by   l.rae
    l saw it too, almost cried. Yes, l would say they are glad we are there.....proud of all the troops.
  14. by   nursenoelle
    I was so glad to see that. I am soo tired but can't stop watching.