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Okay, Okay



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It’s true about Jamesons. Stop rubbing it in. Please.

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Ted Kennedy



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Bombed.

Web Briefing: January 28, 2015

Saddam’s Family Home



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Bombed.

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My Favorite Moment So Far



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For those of you without TV. Earlier today one of the CNN correspondents embedded with the Marines reported back to (I think) Paula Zahn something to the effect of: “Paula, Iraq has made a grave tactical error. When they launched a scud missile at this camp, they clearly hoped to deter the Marines. Instead, Paula, they’ve made them very, very angry.”

Captured



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Kuwaiti news reporting that the Iraqi town of Umm Qasr captured.

New Drinking Game



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Every time Shep Smith of Fox says “embedded” you take a drink. Every time he says, “I’m not sure I’m pronouncing this correctly” you finish the beer.

Lies!!



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I’m being told that Jameson’s is French owned. I refuse to believe this.

The Groundswell Builds



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Debate On Memri



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Read this fascinating debate on MEMRI between two Arab intellectuals.
The title is: “Why the
Arabs Have Become the Joke of the World.”

Main/Shock and Awe



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John King on CNN just said that main stuff is kicking off but that it “will take several days to unfold.”

Main?



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Reuters: UK ‘military source’ says British forces “engaged in ground operations against Iraq” and that main Iraq offensive [is] “kicking off” tonight.

Shock and Awe, Defined



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A general on Fox says “S&A” marked by “ten bombs a minute, all over Iraq.”

Palestinians Choosing Sides Poorly, Again



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Death to Bush, burning American flags, etc. Yes, yes, I know not all Palestinians.

Not Shock and Awe-Ing, Just Shellacking



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Pentagon says this is merely more opportunistic target-whacking not the full tilt boogie for freedom and justice.

The Surrendering Begins



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Fox and wires reporting that intelligence officials say senior Republican Guard officers interested in surrendering.

The Story The World Is Ignoring



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Major Bombing in Baghdad: Looks Like Shocking and Awing



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John Derbyshire’s Poor Choice



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Glenmorangie is the Villepin of whiskies, too smooth and more than a little deceptive. Laphroaig is the one to go for.

Operation Iraqi Freedom



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Look, I am totally on board with this war, okay? I support the President
without reservation, okay? BUT… who the heck thought up “Operation Iraqi
Freedom” as the name for this campaign? Whatever happened to all those
in-your-face, aggressive names for military ops–the ones with words like
“storm,” “sword,” “lightning,” and so on? “Operation Iraqi Freedom”? It
reminds me of nothing so much as that lame joke Al Gore schlepped round with
him in the 2000 campaign, about him being so boring his Secret Service code
name was “Al Gore.” I mean, really. “Operation Iraqi Freedom”? Why not
“Operation Disarm the Saddam Hussein Regime in Accordance with U.N. Security
Council Resolution 1441″?

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