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“Bomb”



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Yeah, Jonah’s military guy is right (I was just parrotting what I was hearing, I confess):


Since I can’t believe we don’t have that hotel located to the nearest
millimeter… I’m betting that a more accurate description would be,
“Explosion 100 meters from the Palestine Hotel.”

Web Briefing: October 21, 2014

Fred “Posed So Much He Couldn’t Have Time to Govern”



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Welcome to the world of a human shield. Fred, by the way, is this shield’s codename for Saddam Hussein. (Not to Corner addicts: this is the same shield mentioned earlier in the week after a CNN appearance.)

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FNC reporting a bomb of some sort has hit 100 meters from the Palestine hotel where the Western media in Baghdad are. (No wonder they are biased when it comes to the Mideast.)

Surprising a French Outlet Has Not Scooped Him Up



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Go to Iraq, Young Jihadist



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I think it’s wonderful that all these young jihadists are heading to Iraq.
Better they should be conducting human-wave attacks against our tanks than
blowing up New York office buildings or Israeli schoolbuses. Let them all
go to Iraq; let’s meet them on the battlefield; and let’s kill every one of
them.

Go, Jihadists, to Iraq



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Top Egyptian cleric encourages volunteers to fight the infidels invading Iraq.

Ralph Peters On Rummy



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Strong anti-Rumsfeld piece from Ralph Peters in the NY Post this morning.
From anyone else, this would be armchair second-guessing, but when Peters
says something, I pay attention.

Do Only Men Quote From Animal House?



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A good visual, from a reader:


Increasingly, every time I see this mis-Information Minister in Bagdhad, I
am reminded of the closing scene of “Animal House” when the Delta House has
taken over the downtown area and Kevin Bacon, playing the ROTC officer, in
stark contrast to the chaos going on around him keeps screaming “All is
well! All is well!”

Reuters, Liberated!



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Marines roll into a town 50 miles outside of Baghdad and get a warm welcome.

Msnbc



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Showing footage of what David Kay thinks is a chemical weapon dispersing canister. It has Russian writing on it.

Crazy



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Is Saturday Night Live live tonight? You can just picture the Disinformation Minister skit. He was just interviewed by al Jazeera, from Baghdad, and still has no sense of reality. Someone get the man some medication. And please let’s let him run a press conference after he has been taken prisoner of war.

Major Media Screws The Corner Again



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Time magazine runs a piece on great war blogs and blogs during wartime. No mention of the Corner again. They ask for suggestions of other good blogs. Maybe you could drop them a line?

The View From Al Jazeera



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Cair’s Latest Outrage



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Daniel Pipes has been nominated by the White House to the congressionally funded Institute of Peace. (Amazing, imagine this happening a month ago.) CAIR hates it.

Names Released



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Inter-Service Rivalry



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An inter-service joke (from a Navy person): “The Army says, HOO-AH, and the
Marine Corps says OO-RAH. What does the Air Force say? Answer: ‘FORE!’”

Useless Idiots



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We all know about the category “useful idiots.” I think Michael Gorbachev
is such a nullity he doesn’t even rise to the level of “useful idiot.” He
is more like a “useless idiot.” Here he is in deep discussions with the
“president” of “Lebanon” (a Syrian satrapy), arguing that–guess what?–we
should stop fighting & hand matters back to the UN.

Morgue Near Basra



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Hundred of remains found near Basra. One wonders when the Left will concede the regime was evil.

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