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Career Prole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:07 PM
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Hurry! Hurry! Get your free prosthetics here!

Remarks by the President After a Meeting with Iraqis Receiving Medical Care in the United States
The Oval Office
10:02 A.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: I'm honored to shake the hand of a brave Iraqi citizen who had his hand cut off by Saddam Hussein. I'm with six other Iraqi citizens, as well, who suffered the same fate. They are examples of the brutality of the tyrant.
I am also here with Marvin Zindler*, of Houston, Texas. I appreciate Joe Agris, the doctor who helped put these hands on these men; Don North, the documentary producer who made a film of this brutality, which brought the plight of these gentlemen to the attention of Marvin and his foundation. These men had hands restored because of the generosity and love of an American citizen. And I am so proud to welcome them to the Oval Office

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2004/05/2004052...

*ZINDLER, MARVIN H. MR. SR.
8/25/2003 $2,000.00
HOUSTON, TX 77096
ABC KTRK HOUSTON/TELEVISION -
BUSH-CHENEY '04 INC
(from http://www.tray.com / )

I'll bet if you check the name of Marvin Zindler's foundation you'll find even more contributions.

Giving away prosthetics as a sick-ass campaigning ploy. I wonder if Rove dreamed it up or the wonderful Marvin Zindler.
I guess it all depends which tyrant f**ks you up as to whether or not you'll get the VIP treatment.

This poor kid, for instance.


April 9, 2003
An Iraqi boy who had both arms blown off and was orphaned when a missile hit his Baghdad home has been offered help from around the world.
A former Indian royal Maharani Gayatri Devi from Jaipur said she would pay for a pair of artificial limbs for Ali Ismail Abbas, aged 12.

"I have to find out the whereabouts of the boy and where he can be operated upon. If the facilities are good in Iraq then he can be operated in Iraq or else anywhere in the world," she said.
The British clinic which makes prosthetic limbs for Heather Mills, the wife of the pop star Paul McCartney, has also offered to treat Ali Ismail Abbas.
"This is a humanitarian issue," said David Hills, manager of the Dorset Orthopaedic Company.

"We all feel a certain amount of guilt for what is going in Iraq, even if we know that this war is necessary as a means to an end... it would be an ideal opportunity to help."

Ali Ismail Abbas was fast asleep when a missile obliterated his home killing most of his family.
"Can you help get my arms back? Do you think the doctors can get me another pair of hands? If I don't get a pair of hands I will commit suicide," he told correspondents.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2930813.stm

Sure...we all feel a certain amount of guilt. There are hundreds if not thousands of amputees who were made that way by our compassionate conservative tyrant's oil war. Bush* and the lovely Mr. Zindler will never even think about them for so much as a second.






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