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By Tom Fitton
New photos confirm the attack's coordination and its cover-up
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Nick Popaditch
Veterans across the country are vying for House, Senate and state office seats this year, from well-known hopefuls such as congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth in Illinois, who became a double amputee when her National Guard helicopter was shot down in Iraq, to Arizona state House contender Mark Cardenas, a 25-year-old Iraq vet who remains a National Guardsman.
On April 9, 2003, an Associated Press photographer caught Saddam Hussein's statue falling in Baghdad's Firdos Square while Marine Gunnery Sgt. Nick Popaditch smoked a celebratory cigar in the foreground. It was an "Iwo Jima" image of the Iraq War.