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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:39 PM
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I found the most interesting picture in Joe Wilson's new book
I love the photo sections of books and Joe Wilson has a doozy

It's a picture of Wilson along with Senators Richard Shelby, Arlen Spector and a few other politicos standing with Saddam Hussein. This was taken back in 1988 and I guess they wanted to meet with Saddam to see how he could help out with the Middle East peace process.

But the bizarre thing about this picture:

Richard Shelby was standing next to Saddam Hussein and HOLDING HUSSEINS HAND


I'm not kidding - just like boyfriend/girlfriend

I can't find the picture on the net, but if you see Joe Wilson's book in the stores - check out the photo section. Your mouth will drop when you see it.

For the record - I think Shelby was technically a democrat back then although he was kinda like Zell Miller
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dryan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:46 PM
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1. Is this book good?
It received a decent review in "The Orlando Sentinel". Wilson was here at UCF in November and I was very impressed.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:05 PM
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4. No idea
But Joe Wilson has been graet on the talk show circuit and I wanted to give him my support. Right now I'm about 10 books deep until I'll get near it but it's nice to have
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ChickMagic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:46 PM
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2. I saw that!
It looked a little creepy, didn't it?
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:04 PM
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3. What is creepy is Saddam's gun is right next to the held hands
maybe Shelby was trying to steal Saddam's gun

:shrug:
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:13 PM
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5. Maybe they're "special" friends?
Edited on Thu May-06-04 05:14 PM by bif
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:27 PM
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6. Just read J. Deans..5 star IMO


It is very easy to read and understand.
He clearly states the reasons why * and his thugs were in deeper than Nixon.
Wilson's book is next on my list.
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Dudley_DUright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:34 PM
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7. I just got back from the book store and saw exactly the photo
you are talking about. Very strange. I liked the photos where Wilson was in the Oval Office briefing Clinton. Now those were the good old days where we actually had someone with a brain in the Whitehouse.
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BlackVelvetElvis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:37 PM
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8. I believe it's a culture thing
In the Middle East, two men holding hands isn't unusual.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:40 PM
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10. Yeah. Wilson talked about it on c-span this a.m.
Quipped that Shelby was a dem at the time, so maybe it was OK.
Shelby changed parties half way through his first term, which I think is pretty shitty.

Stay in the party that elected you and change for the next election.
Chickenshit.
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southpaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:39 PM
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9. Speaking as an Alabamian...
Shelby has always been a republican... no matter what he called himself.

The Zell Miller comparison is apt...
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