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“US troops swept into the heart of Baghdad to an ecstatic welcome…”. Source? Reuters.

I See



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that the quagmire continues to deepen.

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The Vice President Just Quoted Vdh



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Web Briefing: September 18, 2014

Oh, The Symbolism



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A U.S. tank is now helping get that statue down.

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Cheney...



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…just dissed retired military general second guessers embedded in TV studios. He is speaking in New Oreleans to newspaper editors convention.

Overheard On The Radio



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D.C. Commuter Guy:


1. Pacifica played Edwin Starr’s song “War,” as in “what is it good for, absolutely nothing.” Talk about a soundtrack for the clueless played at EXACTLY the wrong hour.

2. ABC reported 20,000 anti-war protesters expected in Washington this weekend. Sorry, kids there are no statues of George W. Bush to topple…yet.

Today in History



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Lebanon Tv



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ABC is reporting Lebanese TV says that Saddam is safe in the Russian embassy.

An Ax



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Has now been taken to that main Saddam statue in the center of Baghdad. Men are taking their turns chopping away at the butcher.

“Regime Collapses”



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Good Email



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Oh yeah…the Iraqi people really want the U.N. involved in their country. That’s why they are looting the local HQ – just like the Baath party offices.
Now think about this. You are an Iraqi. You have been going through Hell for 15 or 20 years. The U.N. not only did not help, not only did not stop it,. but tried its level best to stop the people who did stop it. Do you want to let those people run your country? I would be amazed if the average Iraqi even wanted his new country to be a member of the U.N. He probably would rather apply for U.S. statehood.

Sign Seen in The Main Square



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“Go Home Human Shields, You U.S. Wankers.”

Color From The Front



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An embed in the rough Najaf/Karbala area shares this with me:

I was out looking at some soldiers and one of them was sharing some cookies he had just received in the mail. A photographer walked over to him and asked in a heavy French accent for a cookie. The soldier glanced up and told him no cookies for anyone from France. The photographer claimed he was half Italian. Without missing a beat the soldier broke a cookie in half and handed it over.

Saddam to Fall



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Iraqi men (of fighting age) are instead climbing the statue of Saddam in the center square, ready to topple it.

We Were So Ahead of Grove, Thank You Very Much



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Those Pesky Technicalities



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Found in Lloyd Grove today:

“Iraq will not be defeated. Iraq has now already achieved victory — apart from some technicalities.”

– Mohsen Khalil, Iraq’s ambassador to the Arab League, as quoted yesterday in Cairo by the Associated Press.

Cautious Optimism



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“Is this it?” one Marine asks a reporter. “I just hope they stop hiding and shooting at us.” (FNC/Sky)

How to Get The Left Behind This War



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Forget about chemical weapons. We should plant a letter in one of Saddam’s offices addressed to Trent Lott. “Dear Trent, I think you were spot-on about Strom Thurmond…..”

That’ll put steel in their spines.

Hey, Guess Who Is in Paradise?



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Reporters are calling in from “Paradise Square” in the center of Baghdad, by the main mosque we’re used to seeing now. Tanks are rolling in with ease. One soldier holds up and American flag (though not technically raising). This is a jihadist’s nightmare (even if the Baathist regime was secular).

“Now We Can Start Reporting”



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Reporter Chris Jumpelt on FNC, on his first day without Iraqi ministry of information minders.

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