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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:56 AM
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Allawi gives reporters $100 (those who showed up for his news conf)


http://slate.msn.com/id/2112139 /


According to the Financial Times, on Monday interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's campaign alliance, in an apparent nod to U.S.-style democracy, "handed out cash to journalists." They were given 100 bucks each, a seeming Thank You for showing up at a press conference.
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:10 AM
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1. No wonder the Bush Administrtion likes this guy so much
He's as corrupt as Arafat but with a friendly attitude.

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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:23 AM
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4. Allawi was also a CIA-paid terrorist who organized car bombings in Iraq
Of COURSE bush loves the guy.
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:15 AM
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6. Ah, the CIA
we really need to abolish the CIA and put that money to better use. Imagine how much good we could do instead.

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Osamasux Donating Member (846 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:53 AM
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2. We've planted a Shrub in the desert.
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:04 AM
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3. LOL!
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 06:04 AM by soothsayer
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SweetLeftFoot Donating Member (905 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:26 AM
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5. He'd have more success
handing out cold six-packs.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:23 AM
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7. Was Armstrong Williams anywhere nearby?
Well, considering it was just 100 bucks, probably not.
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:35 AM
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8. He'll send his thugs out next week to collect on his "loan".
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proudbluestater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:44 AM
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9. Democracy Now just had this on
They said it was so they would cover the elections. Shrub trained him well.
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Elidor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:46 AM
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10. Now there's a true gentlemanpaying the whores up front
No names are mentioned in the Times story, alas.
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shawcomm Donating Member (877 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 11:09 AM
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11. Bush By Proxy
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