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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:01 AM
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Baghdad Mayor Killed
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 10:02 AM by Barrett808
Baghdad. The mayor of Baghdad Hatem Mirza Hamza and his driver were killed Wednesday in al-Durra neighborhood in the Iraqi capital, Interfax reported citing a statement of the Iraqi Interior Ministry. A group of gunmen opened fire in the car of the mayor and then escaped.

http://www.focus-fen.net/index.php?catid=138&newsid=746...


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afdip Donating Member (660 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:03 AM
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1. despite this, things are going quite well . . . .
or, aside from that, mrs lincoln, how was the play???
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:13 AM
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8. another quisling bites the dust
MEANWHILE IN DOWN TOWN SAIGON ---etc etc etc
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:28 PM
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37. The Iraqis know who Judas is and where he hangs loose. | n.t|
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:46 PM
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41. Heh heh heh
Not to laugh at the situation, but that punch line sums it up.

Hey, freedom is on the march, after all!!!!
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joemurphy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:03 AM
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2. Glad to know the insurgency is "in its death throes." n/t
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Tight_rope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:03 AM
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3. Well...Who will take his seat and be next to die....n/t
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smoogatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:05 AM
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4. But why isn't the press reporting on all the schools, roads and bridges
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 10:05 AM by smoogatz
we were building, back before Halliburton stole all the money we'd allocated to build them? And the close bonds being forged every day between friendly U.S. troops and the Iraqi civilians they're torturing in Abu Ghraib? Freedom's on the march, you know.
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msanthrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:07 AM
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7. Yes, why does the press hate America? n/t
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:52 PM
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53. Actually, that's a very good question.
Aside from the comedic value of the question, which I enjoyed, that's a very, very good question indeed.
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:06 AM
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5. I'm sure there is a mistake in this report
They were probably just throwing more of those flowers Cheney and Perle were talking about, and the mayor pricked his finger on a thorn. You know how the liberal press exaggerates everything. Now the good news they NEVER tell you. A 7 year old child made it to school yesterday without being shot dead in the street. Democracy is on the march.
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Career Prole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:06 AM
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6. Sigh...So when is the *next* "milestone towards democracy"?
Maybe when they break ground on the "George W. Shit-fer-brains Preznitential Liberry" in Fallujah?
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:15 AM
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9. It will be the Penitential Libary
That's LIBARY ya know
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:55 PM
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54. We're going to have about 50 years of them according to
Dr. Condoomleezza Rice.
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AngryOldDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:16 AM
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10. Just one of those roadbumps....
...on the way to democracy.



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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:17 AM
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11. Thank you GW for bringing democracy and stability to Iraq..
You're doing a hell-of-a job.

Just like you've done all of your life.

How's the bones society going at the white house?
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:18 AM
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12. and don't forget women's rights
Condi on CSPAN talking about all the great things going on in Iraq related to US policy. :puke:
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:36 AM
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21. THEY LOVE BEING TREATED LIKE CATTLE




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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:21 AM
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13. Only the mayor of the Green Zone is safe
Well, for the moment anyway.
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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:25 AM
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15. Only Bush is safe
the rest of his cabinet is scared for their crimes.

And the rest of the world is like F@#$ he's lose. We gotta get some nukes. They don't mean bin laden.
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Sabriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:22 AM
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14. Quick, post the opening in the Help Wanted section!
"There's a unique opportunity for a motivated individual to become part of an Occupation team. If you're a self-starter, know how to say Yes! in several languages, and can provide your own personal security contingent, then come join our organization. (Insurgents need not apply.)"
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Tight_rope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:25 AM
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16. LMBAO...Thanks for the morning kick start!
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Sabriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:27 AM
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18. All facetiousness aside...
Isn't this a disturbing indicator of just how bad things are in Iraq? I mean, if you can't even ensure the safety of the mayor of the largest, most modern city.... Yikes.

Nothing says FUBAR like a high-level, high-profile assassination.
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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:16 PM
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47. LOL
You are funny.
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:27 AM
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17. Any in MSM reporting this? Even in passing?
Just wonderin'.
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soup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:28 AM
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19. hunh? Hatem Mirza Hamza? Who's that?
What happened to the other guy - Hussein al-Tahaan? You know, the Shiite dude that ousted mayor Alaa al-Tamimi in August...

Baghdad's mayor deposed and replaced with a Shiite
By James Glanz The New York Times

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2005

BAGHDAD Armed men entered Baghdad's municipal building during a blinding dust storm, deposed the city's mayor and installed a member of Iraq's most powerful Shiite militia.

The deposed mayor, Alaa al-Tamimi, who was not in his offices at the time, recounted the events in a telephone conversation Tuesday and called the move a municipal coup d'tat. He added that he had gone into hiding for fear of his life.

"This is the new Iraq," said Tamimi, a secular engineer with no party affiliation. "They use force to achieve their goal."

The group that ousted him insisted that it had the authority to assume control of Iraq's capital city and that Tamimi was in no danger. The man the group installed, Hussein al-Tahaan, is a member of the Badr Organization, the armed militia of the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq.
http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/08/10/news/baghdad.php

I'm so confused.
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:05 AM
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29. This guy may be the head of municipal works
not 'mayor' - a translation problem when going vis Bulgarian, perhaps? This is the only Google result for him:

Engineer Hatem Mirza Hamza, Baghdad municipalities president
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soup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:44 AM
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33. Ah, thank you. I think you're right.
Lost in translation might be what's happened here. 'Baghdad municipalities president' could easily be confused with 'mayor'.

and thank you for the link.

While it may not be the Mayor of Baghdad and his driver who were killed, it's still two more deaths in the midst of this madness.
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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:17 PM
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48. Good find
I would have edited the title, but I saw this too late.
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asjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:32 AM
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20. Another one bites the dust. There are some really
pissed Iraqis there.
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:36 AM
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22. Send Rove over there to be the new mayor.
Mr. Spin can set things straight again. After all, he's a jeeen-yuss. :sarcasm:
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adigal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:38 AM
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23. Absurd! They just voted on the constitution
so the insurgents have been defeated...again.

Impossible!! :sarcasm:
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TallahasseeGrannie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:40 AM
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24. How many mayors of Baghdad have died so far?
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:32 PM
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50. How many HAVE there been, anyway?
I KNOW I've seen this headline more than once.
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:46 AM
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25. No different from what happens in LA or NYC, according to Brit Hume
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 10:48 AM by alcibiades_mystery
Y'know, the mayor's driving around with his bodyguard, gets stopped by a bunch of gunmen, runs for his life, and is shot to death. Very common occurrence in all American cities. When will the media stop reporting only the bad news?

:sarcasm:
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:26 AM
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31.  Brit Hume is a bush bot apologist
A hemorrhoid waiting to erupt
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jokerman93 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:47 AM
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26. dead enders
:rofl:
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ernstbass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:47 AM
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27. remember - freedom isn't free
:sarcasm:
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:23 AM
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30. They voted all this terrible stuff away last week.
It's going to be great from now on.
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noonwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:02 AM
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28. It's sad, whether it's this guy or our soldiers, dying for stupidity
The Iraq was is such a stupid mistake, made by a stupid leader.

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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:18 PM
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35. thank you. that needed to be said.
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Bob3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:26 AM
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32. More Progress - this is going so well.
N/T
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:46 AM
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34. Look, democracy is messy and sometimes innards get spilled.
Along with brain matter and sometimes bone fragments from a IED. Yup, just ask Rummy the Dummy. Freedom on the march!
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:50 PM
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42. Well, they just need to find that guy with the vase running out of the
Archeology museum....he can use the vase to scoop that stuff up!
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hiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:24 PM
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36. democracy is on the march
though...
:sarcasm:
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:33 PM
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40. FREEDOM IS ON THE MARCH
LET FREEDOM REIGN---the CHIMPANZEE
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:31 PM
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38. We're Rounding The Corner...
... we're rounding the corner
... we're rounding the corner
... we're rounding the corner
...
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:33 PM
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39. only 2 of the Iraqi participants in will allow themselves to be filmed
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 12:33 PM by npincus
both are judges (re: Sadaam's trial)... none of the court officers or other judges will go on camera.

Doesn't that say it all?
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:57 PM
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43. They will BITE THE DUST


Vidkun Quisling (July 18, 1887October 24, 1945) was a Norwegian fascist politician and officer. He held the office of Minister President of Norway from February 1942 to the end of World War II, while the elected social democratic cabinet of Johan Nygaardsvold was exiled in London. Quisling was tried for high treason and executed by firing squad after the war. His name has become an eponym for traitor


The term "quisling" has become a synonym in some European languages, including English, Norwegian and Serbian, for traitor, particularly one who collaborates with invaders. The term was coined by the British newspaper the Daily Mail.
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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:00 PM
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44. Aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln,
how did you enjoy the play?
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TheFarseer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:03 PM
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45. After WWII
the mayor of Berlin was assassinated 36 times between 1945 and 1949. So we're really doing very well in Iraq. That's a fact. Look it up.













Actually, that's not a fact. I made that up.
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malmapus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:17 PM
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51. No no my heart says it is...books steer you wrong with fact!
Trying to remember how Stephen Colbert put it on his opening night
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Burried News Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:13 PM
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46. Last Throes.
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big johnson Donating Member (47 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:19 PM
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49. If this is revenge for the murder of Margarte Hussan
then I think they got the wrong POTUS.
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Alien8shon Donating Member (9 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:46 PM
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52. When the Green Zone is already running out of all other volunteers...
They're now going to have to go door-to-door, with rifles, to "recruit" a candidate for Mayor of the CAPITOL?????

Yuh.

Goin' swell...... not.
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madmark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:19 PM
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55. Every f**king cheerleader for this war should be forced to at least
once to take the drive from the Bagdad Airport to the green zone.
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jazzjunkysue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:39 PM
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56. "Freedom is on the (BOOM!!!)
:argh:
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Cyndee_Lou_Who Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:01 PM
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57. Is this a credible source? Interfax is netting no search results...
and I find no other references on web...
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