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RSchewe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:03 AM
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CNN: Bush is doing a press conference LIVE in Pakistan
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 02:06 AM by RSchewe
CNN and CNN Int'l are covering it.

Bush and the Pakistani military dictator together.
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:05 AM
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1. if you don't have CNNI, it's on Fox too
I'm not watching but I noticed it was on when I walked by the TV a minute ago.
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JohnnyRingo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:06 AM
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2. I'm watching on Fox....I hear screams in the background.
Protests?
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951-Riverside Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:07 AM
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3. Birds?
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:07 AM
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4. Just what I was going to say, sounds like birds to me n/t
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JohnnyRingo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:10 AM
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8. Might be... We'll find out tomorrow
I don't even know if they're allowed to protest in Pakistan.

Though I hear the word "freedom" bandied about quite a bit on this press con.
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951-Riverside Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:21 PM
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18. You must be thinking of China
This is Pakistan
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Check12 Donating Member (445 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:09 AM
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5. No, it's protesters bieng tortured!
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:10 AM
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6. Is English the most common language in Pakistan?
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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:35 AM
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15. Urdu is the official language
but English is spoken by those that are educated.

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Synnical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:10 AM
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7. Yeah and he keeps calling Musharraf
"President" - when earlier today he couldn't even name him!
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RSchewe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:13 AM
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9. Just your garden variety crap conference. Why do they acknowledge
this military dictator as "President"?
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mohinoaklawnillinois Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:13 AM
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10. It's on MSNBC as well..
I have never been so depressed.

Can some on explain to me what the "essence of democracy" is???

I love Lester Holt's take "Musharraf is quite on the defensive". Ummm, Lester he's a fecking dictator...

I can't wait to see how this disaster is spun in the morning...
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JohnnyRingo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:16 AM
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11. He's opening up a free trade zone in Pakistan
Where goods can be produced and imported here without tariffs.
Maybe Buxh could have jet-pooled with Nike's Phil Knight and saved some gas.

We'll hear that these are more jobs Americans wont do.
Like building Chevys
Does the world think we're stupid...or just too lazy to work?
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:07 AM
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16. but he's not giving Pakistan Nukes...yet
India got nukes for mangos...

obviously, Pakistan needs to put a few more of their mangos on the table...
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Synnical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:26 AM
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12. He said "stay on the hunt"
No mention that GENERAL Musharraf seized power, Shrub kept calling him "President"
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Synnical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:29 AM
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13. A reporter asked, "Mr. President"
Shrub responded, "Which one?"

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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:33 AM
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17. "Mr Dictator"
Bush answers, "Which One?"
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Synnical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:42 AM
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14. Name that General
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 02:55 AM by Synnical
http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/stories/1999/11/05/bush.... /

Bush fails reporter's pop quiz on international leaders

November 5, 1999
Web posted at: 3:29 p.m. EST (2029 GMT)

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Texas Gov. George W. Bush is enduring sharp criticism for being unable to name the leaders of four current world hot spots, but President Bill Clinton says Bush "should, and probably will, pick up" those names.

The front-runner for the 2000 Republican presidential nomination faltered Thursday in an international affairs pop quiz posed by Andy Hiller, a political reporter for WHDH-TV in Boston.
Bush

Hiller asked Bush to name the leaders of Chechnya, Taiwan, India and Pakistan. Bush was only able to give a partial response to the query on the leader of Taiwan, referring to Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui simply as "Lee." He could not name the others.

"Can you name the general who is in charge of Pakistan?" Hiller asked, inquiring about Gen. Pervaiz Musharraf, who seized control of the country October 12.

"Wait, wait, is this 50 questions?" asked Bush.


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