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Posted: 12/18/2003 2:12:47 PM EDT
www.wtev.com/entertainment/story.aspx?content_id=F3A7547B-43C7-4E07-8FC3-D4463EDC97C4



Movie star Bruce Willis is planning to honor the $1 million offer he made to the soldier who found Saddam Hussein.

The movie star visited troops in Iraq last month and promised to make the soldier who uncovered the country's former leader an overnight millionaire.

Willis is now trying to discover who he owes, and says, "It's a small price to pay. They're my heroes."

Link Posted: 12/18/2003 2:16:18 PM EDT
Bruce is a pretty cool guy. Id sure like to smell his fingers [:)]
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 2:17:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Guns_N_Shizzle: Bruce is a pretty cool guy. Id sure like to smell his fingers [:)]
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[>:/]
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 2:20:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 2:24:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Guns_N_Shizzle: Bruce is a pretty cool guy. Id sure like to smell his fingers [:)]
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Am I high or did I read this right? Catch UBL and maybe hell let you smell anything you want...
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 2:25:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By tivoli410:
Originally Posted By Guns_N_Shizzle: Bruce is a pretty cool guy. Id sure like to smell his fingers [:)]
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[>:/]
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Demi Moore residuals, I'm pretty sure that's what he's referring to.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 2:26:06 PM EDT
Just think...if I would have enlisted out of hs like I wanted to instead of going to college that could have been me....oh well
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 2:26:51 PM EDT
What? This cannot be? Someone who makes their living in Hollywood is actually putting their money where their mouth is? Most of them just like to tell US where we should be putting OUR money, meanwhile being paid high dollars from the charity that they are "supporting". They are liars and scum. HOWEVER... I will make an exception for Bruce and a few others. I knew there was a reason I bought "Tears of the Sun" on DVD. I helped Bruce pay-up on this reward. Good for him. He stands with a very small crowd.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 2:34:53 PM EDT
I read in a men's mag... sorry can't remember which one... the Bruce even tried to get Bush to wave the age cut off so he could join the army and do his part.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 2:36:41 PM EDT
Good for him. I wonder how he will establish which soldier is most directly responsible for finding Sadam. I'm sure the army will have something (negative) to say about it too.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 2:44:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Langadune: I read in a men's mag... sorry can't remember which one... the Bruce even tried to get Bush to wave the age cut off so he could join the army and do his part.
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I think I read that too. It's funny how a few actors (Bruce, Mel) get better at acting, more patriotic, mature, etc with every movie they make. While most just get more lame, more childish, more nuts, etc with every one they make. Have you seen Martin Sheen lately? West Wing or no, his performace in Spawn sucked BIG time IMO.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 2:45:04 PM EDT
That is man of his word. The $1,000,000.00 rug.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 2:45:12 PM EDT
Now if only Alec Baldwin would keep HIS word...
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 2:52:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AR15fan: Good for him. I wonder how he will establish which soldier is most directly responsible for finding Sadam. I'm sure the army will have something (negative) to say about it too.
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He will have a hard time and the army won't allow it till the kid gets out of the service, unless Bruce gives it to the kids parents, then the Army won't have a leg to stand on legally. The guy who found and opened the spider hole should get it, whoever he is.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 2:53:21 PM EDT
I am continuing to honor my offer to accept 1 million from Bruce. Haven't heard from him yet, however. [BD]
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 2:54:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RikWriter: Now if only Alec Baldwin would keep HIS word...
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AMEN, Brother!! And take his dipshit kin folk with him...
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 3:13:46 PM EDT
Knowing how well the Army buddy system works, the money will be shared. An Air Force guy won big money in the Florida lottery and bought his buddies some Harleys. (It was front page in the Sumter SC newspaper). The fact that the Army guys are fighting together only makes them tighter. The squad will probably divide the money.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 3:16:06 PM EDT
Too many people were involved in finding SH. Its not fair to pay the ONE person... and I doubt the military will let anyone keep the money since they funded the soldier being there and its was the soldier's job to find SH.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 3:25:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Energizer: Too many people were involved in finding SH. Its not fair to pay the ONE person...
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As another has already sauid. The money should go to the soldier who founf the spider hole. If he wants to divy up the money it's on him. If you get too anal about this then the CIA spook who developed the intel that lead to the raid deserves the money. So just give to the soldier that found the spider hole cover.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 7:05:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Originally Posted By Energizer: Too many people were involved in finding SH. Its not fair to pay the ONE person...
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As another has already sauid. The money should go to the soldier who founf the spider hole. If he wants to divy up the money it's on him. If you get too anal about this then the CIA spook who developed the intel that lead to the raid deserves the money. So just give to the soldier that found the spider hole cover.
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You forgot about this part: "and I doubt the military will let anyone keep the money since they funded the soldier being there and its was the soldier's job to find SH." If you are my employee, using my resources, to do something I ask you to, then the money goes to the company, which in this case, is the United States.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 7:20:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Energizer: Too many people were involved in finding SH. Its not fair to pay the ONE person... and I doubt the military will let anyone keep the money since they funded the soldier being there and its was the soldier's job to find SH.
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I agree with you. Operation Red Dawn was [b]not[/b] a one man show. From the intel guys to the 600 man raiding team, they all deserve a piece of the pie. As far as the Army not allowing a soldier to keep the money - it ain't up to them. It's a private transaction from one citizen to another. Plus, if they tried, just imagine all of the negative press the Army would receive.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 7:53:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Energizer: Too many people were involved in finding SH. Its not fair to pay the ONE person... and I doubt the military will let anyone keep the money since they funded the soldier being there and its was the soldier's job to find SH.
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"It's not fair??!!" Heads up mods, I think I've sniffed out another DU troll! [BD] Just kidding. My guess is that Bruce Willis will get together with the Army Public Affairs office and it will be announced that the million dollars is being donated to the USO in the soldier's name. There will be a nice photo-op with the soldier and Willis will probably spring for a helluva party for the unit.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 8:07:22 PM EDT
It's Bruce's money. He wants to give it to the guy who found the hole. Good for him. If the Army has a problem with a Soldier getting a reward, Bruce should put it in a off shore account for the lad. If the trooper wants to share it that's his business.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 8:10:32 PM EDT
$1,000,000.00 divided by 600 = $1,666.66 per man. Not bad, and I'd certainly take it but it's a far cry from the promised "overnight millionaire." It's Bruces money, that makes it HIS decision who to give it too. This is part of the problem in America to many people minding other peoples business. Let Bruce decide who to give it to and quit worrying about what's not your business. BTW, F the Government if they try and step in and dictate who can get the money and when. Double F them if they tax a single penny of it. [argue] [peep]
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 8:42:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RikWriter: Now if only Alec Baldwin would keep HIS word...
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[rofl][rofl][rofl][rofl]
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 3:12:22 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Red_Label: Have you seen Martin Sheen lately? West Wing or no, his performace in Spawn sucked BIG time IMO.
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When I saw Duvall portraying R.E. Lee in Gods and Generals I was mesmerized by his performance. Then I thought of how thin Sheen's characature of him was in Gettysburg.
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 3:44:46 AM EDT
I once spoke with a soldier who served in Desert Storm. He told me the Saudi government at that time wanted to give each and every service member who participated in that conflict a $10,000 bonus, just because they could. Schwartzkopf rejected the idea, because American soldiers aren't mercenaries. No, we aren't, but that doesn't mean that if a grateful nation want to reward us that we arbitrarily refuse their gifts. Many, many young soldiers and thier families could have used that money. That's my opinion, anyway.
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 3:58:55 AM EDT
I say if Bruce wants to give it to one Soldier than that's his business. It's just like hitting the lottery, they don't split it up amoungst all of the people that played the lottery. That would be cool to be able to give someone that kind of money. I wish we could do that for all of the Soldiers fighting for us! I also say "HOORAH" to Bruce Willis for being a great American! We need more of the Hollywood bunch to be like him. I very much admire people like him. Now if only Sean "Bagdad" Penn, Martin "Spaceman" Sheen and Alec baldwin would all butt-fuck each other until they died I will be a happy man! May they and all of their other liberal puke scumbag buddies be miserable fucks for the rest of thier days! Coz
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 4:08:26 AM EDT
Bruce Willis is one of the "good guys" in Hollywood. James Wood being another. I bet its not easy being a conservitive Republican amoungst all those liberal commies in Hollywood.
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 4:15:09 AM EDT
Originally Posted By bvmjethead:
Originally Posted By tivoli410:
Originally Posted By Guns_N_Shizzle: Bruce is a pretty cool guy. Id sure like to smell his fingers [:)]
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[>:/]
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Demi Moore residuals, I'm pretty sure that's what he's referring to.
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I think those are Ashton Kutcher's fingers in GI Jane.
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 4:49:46 AM EDT
Originally Posted By AvengeR15: I once spoke with a soldier who served in Desert Storm. He told me the Saudi government at that time wanted to give each and every service member who participated in that conflict a $10,000 bonus, just because they could. Schwartzkopf rejected the idea, because American soldiers aren't mercenaries. No, we aren't, but that doesn't mean that if a grateful nation want to reward us that we arbitrarily refuse their gifts. Many, many young soldiers and thier families could have used that money. That's my opinion, anyway.
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Bush I was the one who made the announcment that American troops, who's families were trying to live and eat without comrats with shitty on base stores with higher prices then a supermarket in a non military town, and with off base stores in those same towns with higher prices and a very scummy payday loan program, could not take the exact same payment all the arab soldiers were getting. Bush I (aka "Shit Bird") then, the second his ass was out of office, flew over to Saudi to pick up his first pay check and sweatheart oil deal from them and increase the family fortune from just being rich to being ultra rich.
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 5:09:16 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Happyshooter: Bush I (aka "Shit Bird") then, the second his ass was out of office, flew over to Saudi to pick up his first pay check and sweatheart oil deal from them and increase the family fortune from just being rich to being ultra rich.
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The Carlyle Group in action. American "conservatives" sucking off the al Saud for fun and profit.
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 5:14:56 AM EDT
If I've got the time, I'll look it up. This is covered in the UCMJ. The soldier(s) can not accept.
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 5:17:37 AM EDT
Originally Posted By alpo: Bruce Willis is one of the "good guys" in Hollywood. James Wood being another. I bet its not easy being a conservitive Republican amoungst all those liberal commies in Hollywood.
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Actors who "act"like normal people,imagine that........Yeah!Bruce for prezzzz.
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 6:13:09 AM EDT
I bought Tears of the Sun as well, not so much because I liked the movie (though I did) but because I figure that he's a rare thing among celebrities, a man with a sense of honor. Sure he has his skeletons in his closet, but this guy stands up, and if reports are true, he REALLY stands up and was willing to toss his film career and possibly his life to get into the fight. I think he's worth every penny that he gets paid so long as he continues to stand. That's why I bought his movie.
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 6:24:35 AM EDT
As far as Bruce's reward money is concerned. If he wants to give it, there are ways to do so. All he has to do is set up a trust in the soldier's name that cannot be touched until the soldier or officer is discharged or resigns. Make his parents or his wife trustees or assign the account to whomever holds his Power of Attorney so that the money is not lost to uncle in the event that the lad gives it all while deployed. If he does so, and the soldier stays in for a while, he could end up with more than a million in the bank since most, if not all trusts are invested and generate interest. I would also consider the idea of splitting the money between key players in the raid with equal shares paid out to the intel weenie who twigged to this, and the members of the squad who actually made the capture. Plus another share to the 600 man unit to pay for one big party, and whatever is left, share out equally to the men. Just my opinion.
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 6:30:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Red_Label: It's funny how a few actors (Bruce, Mel) get better at acting, more patriotic, mature, etc with every movie they make. While most just get more lame, more childish, more nuts, etc with every one they make.
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The fortunate among us grow up. The rest just grow old.
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 7:12:22 AM EDT
Look at Jessica Lynch-- didn't she end up with a book deal or something? BW could have the soldier write a little book or something and pay him off that way... hehe But since he made his intentions well known, I doubt he could hide it *easily*.
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 7:21:35 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Guns_N_Shizzle: Bruce is a pretty cool guy. Id sure like to smell his fingers [:)]
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I believe if your going for Demi aroma therapy you might want to smell Ashton Kutchers fingers....[rolleyes]
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