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Thurston Howell IV Donating Member (436 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-04 10:32 PM
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WH Press Secretary Scott McClellan as Baghdad Bob
Edited on Mon Sep-20-04 10:39 PM by Thurston Howell IV
In this week's Time magazine, Joe Klein writes of a recent mini-press conference aboard Air Force One. Klein asked McClellan about the intelligence community's dire assessment, sent to the President in a July National Intelligence Estimate, that we seem to be losing the war in Iraq. McClellan responded that "The role of the CIA is to look at different scenarios." Klein then pointed out that all the scenarios were awful.

McClellan then began to recite various talking points, that the "pessimists and naysayers" had been wrong about Iraq up to this point, etc... Two thoughts occurred to Klein as McClellan plowed on. First, that Bush's skepticism about this intelligence estimate was in stark contrast to his wanton embrace of the October, 2002 intelligence estimate which said that Saddam probably possessed weapons of mass destruction.

His "second thought was pretty wicked: Scott McClellan is beginning to sound like Baghdad Bob, the infamous spokesman for Saddam who announced hallucinatory Iraqi victories as the American troops closed in on Baghdad."

See for yourself:
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Justice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-04 10:44 PM
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1. Frightening on how true the statement was....
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Thurston Howell IV Donating Member (436 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-04 11:27 PM
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6. Thanks for posting the link
I read the article in hardcopy.
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TA Donating Member (349 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-04 10:47 PM
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2. The whole frigging administration is in denial
They refuse to face to truth


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Thurston Howell IV Donating Member (436 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-04 11:13 PM
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4. Great cartoon!
I like the connection between Baghdad Bob and Baghdad Bush even better!
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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-04 11:08 PM
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3. those photos are hilarious!!

Cher

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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-04 11:14 PM
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5. yeah they are
LOL
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-04 11:29 PM
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7. That's cool McClellan is such a ridiculous joke that he isn't usually
worth even commenting on. What a smarmy sell out of a human being.
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-04 03:40 AM
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8. kick
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