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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:32 AM
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Fox (of course): "What he's saying is what all Iraqis want to hear"
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,120830,00.html

"The tea that Sam Bakir sipped Monday night at the Iraq Kabob Restaurant warmed him. But it was Bush's words that brought a smile to his face.

"How can I fault what he's saying?" asked the 32-year-old Iraqi-American. "What he's saying is what all Iraqis want to hear. We want the chance to elect our own leaders and write our own history after 30 years of being force-fed a fate we didn't want."



...and lest we think that tea sippin' Sam is the spokesman for the entire Arab world, let's spend a few minutes of quality time with Hadi Hadi:

"As the day's final call to prayer echoed in the mosque, Hadi Hadi pounded his chest in disgust, too distrustful to even watch the speech.

"Anything he says is a lie," said Hadi Hadi, 43, who had just arrived back from a visit to Baghdad. "The Americans are using means that don't rely on Iraqis. They're beginning to use the Ba'athists, those criminals, and this is a big mistake."

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Monte Carlo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:38 AM
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1. Lazy, lazy reporting.
Never mind the agenda.

The formulaic "well, on one hand... and then, on the other hand..." method of reporting just makes me sick. To too many, balanced journalism means saying nothing definitive.

Never mind that you can get opinions for and against anything.
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WFF Donating Member (277 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:43 AM
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3. I'm glad you've noticed
That's been one of my pet peeves for a long time
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Monte Carlo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:08 AM
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8. Thanks.
Network news these days is absolutely committed to the idea that one for, and one against make up a balanced news story. Fox News just exploits a weak industry foundation.
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Ripley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:42 AM
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2. Well not all of them...
He lies. We don't believe anything Bush says. The Americans have not done a thing for Iraqis. And now he promises to hand over power to Iraqis in a democracy after handpicking the people in the Governing Council," Haidar Majeed, a trader, said on Tuesday. snip


"The Americans can move a tank to Iraq in two days yet they can't even give us more than two hours of electricity a day for the air conditioning," said Fallah Hassan, sipping bitter Arabic coffee with fellow unemployed Iraqis.


"Saddam used to cut off the electricity to punish us and now we see the Americans living in his palace with no electricity problems while we suffer."


From LBN post.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:58 AM
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4. That's the Oregonian's line
"Bush said all the right things."

Uh huh, but have you ever noticed that there's a slight gap between what this corrupt administration says and what it does? Okay, maybe "slight gap" isn't quite accurate. Yawning chasm of damaged credibility.

These crooks don't give a tin shit about Iraqi self-governance, democracy in the Middle East, or anything else Stupidhead talked about last night. It's first, last and always about controlling the resources. When the plan says that the Iraqis get to work their own natural resources, then it might mean something. As it is, we've seized control of the oil, and written it into the law that after June 30, the theft is legitimized, and any new government can't repudiate it.
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Ripley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:04 AM
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5. LOL, I'm loving these new names for Smirky...
Stupidhead...heehaw! I just saw a poster refer to him as pResident Freak Monkey in LBN!

I forced myself to watch him and if that's the best he can do in his new Happy Iraq tour of speeches, he's cooked. He still doesn't have a plan. His vague romantic notions of free Iraqi's with good health care sounds delusional at this point.
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:06 AM
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6. "Sam" Bakir? How long have you been in America, "Sam"?
A 32-year-old who presumes himself knowledgeable enough to speak for all Iraqis. :eyes:
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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:07 AM
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7. Sam Bakir = Freeper, Hadi Hadi = DUer
That's all I really learned from that piece of "journalism."
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