February 23, 2005

Crapo: Toppling Saddam Shows â??Hands-Onâ?? Victory

Senator says the world sees Iraqis celebrating Saddamâ??s defeat

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo said today there can be no question about how many Iraqis feel about U.S. involvement in liberating them from the rule of Saddam Hussein. Even though the war continues, Crapo said he canâ??t help but notice the symbolism of the images of Saddamâ??s statue being pulled down by Iraqis and U.S. troops as sunset brought the day to a close in Baghdad.Crapoâ??s comments on the war and images of Saddamâ??s statue coming down today :2:30-2:35 p.m. Mountain Time/ 1:30-1:35 p.m. PacificGalaxy 3 (C-Band)Transponder 24 VerticalDownlink Frequency 4180Standard Audio# # #FOR INTERESTED MEDIA: A radio actuality is available by calling 1-800-545-1267. Press 327 at any time during or after the greeting and instructions. If you encounter any difficulties with the system, please contact Susan Wheeler at the above number. You can also access the actuality through the Internet at http://crapo.senate.gov or www.senate.gov/src/radio/crapo.