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Do Only Men Quote From Animal House?

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!”

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