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That Zionist Thing



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Did fake Saddam quote from The American Conservative?

Maybe I Need to Take Credit Back



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I flipped. Reader tells me: Wolf Blitzer said “people who know his voice say that is definitely him.” And Brilliant Brown is droning on about Saddam’s constituency. They live in a dreamworld, evidently. Dem Dream Wesley Clark buys it too. Someone get Podhoretz on CNN. This is annoying.

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NRO Contributor, NY Post Columnist, and Jeopardy Champ John Podhoretz tells me of “Saddam”: “it’s not him. It’s a double. I’m sure of it.”

Web Briefing: November 25, 2014

Credit Where Due



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CNN is raising the questions too. It’s just preposterous. Even Aaron Brown considered for a moment it was not Saddam.

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More On “Saddam, Live”



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Fox saying that there’s doubt as to whether that was really Saddam. Also, it may well have been a taped broadcast, not live. owing to certain technical glitches, and the fact that “Saddam” made no reference to anything that would indicate that this speech was being delivered after the bombing began. It smells like a fake.

I Don’t Buy It



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This is not the guy Dan Rather interviewed.

Saddam?



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He’s reading his speech? Odd.

Stay Tuned



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You’ll get to read more than my drunken Corner posts in the wee hours of the morning, i.e. not too long from now. Take a nap and check back in or whatever you need to do.

I Know Someone Is Awake?!



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The Corner is feeling empty, men!

Five Dead?



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Fox reporting through Sky News that five Iraqi leaders are dead. Could be Tariq Aziz style rumor like we heard on Wed. morning though.

“Unnecessary, Unwise and Illegal”



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Saddam Still Alive?



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Unless it is prerecorded, he’s evidently set to give an address shortly.

Message: This Is a War On Terror, All Fronts



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We launched a simultaneous operation in Afghanistan, hunting down al Qaeda. Over 1,000 of our guys.

Belated



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Weird Timing



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Russert, in Context



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Many of you were watching an NBC. This seems to be the context, making it sound better: >blockquote>Russert was just on NBC and was explaining that the military told the
President several hours ago, “that a target of opportunity had
presented itself.” The President then made the decision to go ahead and
take the opportunity, thus a premature start.

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Was just saying her intel sources tell her we knew exactly where Saddam was about 7 hours ago.

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“Tell the Swedish reader not to worry: our forces ARE the Iraqis’ means of
self-defense. “

Marching Orders (For All of Us)



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The text of the president’s speech:
My fellow citizens, at this hour, American and coalition
forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm Iraq, to free
its people and to defend the world from grave danger.

On my orders, coalition forces have begun striking selected targets of
military importance to undermine Saddam Hussein’s ability to wage war. These
are opening stages of what will be a broad and concerted campaign. More than 35
countries are giving crucial support — from the use of naval and air bases,
to help with intelligence and logistics, to the deployment of combat units.
Every nation in this coalition has chosen to bear the duty and share the honor
of serving in our common defense.

To all the men and women of the United States Armed Forces now in the
Middle East, the peace of a troubled world and the hopes of an oppressed people
now depend on you. That trust is well placed.

The enemies you confront will come to know your skill and bravery. The
people you liberate will witness the honorable and decent spirit of the American
military. In this conflict, America faces an enemy who has no regard for
conventions of war or rules of morality. Saddam Hussein has placed Iraqi troops
and equipment in civilian areas, attempting to use innocent men, women and
children as shields for his own military — a final atrocity against his
people.

I want Americans and all the world to know that coalition forces will make
every effort to spare innocent civilians from harm. A campaign on the harsh
terrain of a nation as large as California could be longer and more difficult
than some predict. And helping Iraqis achieve a united, stable and free country
will require our sustained commitment.

We come to Iraq with respect for its citizens, for their great civilization
and for the religious faiths they practice. We have no ambition in Iraq, except
to remove a threat and restore control of that country to its own people.

I know that the families of our military are praying that all those who
serve will return safely and soon. Millions of Americans are praying with you
for the safety of your loved ones and for the protection of the innocent. For
your sacrifice, you have the gratitude and respect of the American people. And
you can know that our forces will be coming home as soon as their work is done.

Our nation enters this conflict reluctantly — yet, our purpose is sure.
The people of the United States and our friends and allies will not live at the
mercy of an outlaw regime that threatens the peace with weapons of mass murder.
We will meet that threat now, with our Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard and
Marines, so that we do not have to meet it later with armies of fire fighters
and police and doctors on the streets of our cities.

Now that conflict has come, the only way to limit its duration is to apply
decisive force. And I assure you, this will not be a campaign of half measures,
and we will accept no outcome but victory.

My fellow citizens, the dangers to our country and the world will be
overcome. We will pass through this time of peril and carry on the work of
peace. We will defend our freedom. We will bring freedom to others and we will
prevail.

May God bless our country and all who defend her.

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