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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 12:56 PM
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Peter King (R-NY3): "Baghdad is like Manhattan" Mosul is like disneyland.
Edited on Tue Oct-17-06 12:59 PM by Bleachers7
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Rep. Peter King (R-NY) Says That Being In Baghdad Is Like Being In Manhattan
On Feb. 9, 2006, House Homeland Security Chairman Peter King (R-NY) spoke at the Merrick Jewish Center in Merrick, NY. King told his constituents that the situation is more stable than you think. He cited bumper to bumper traffic, shopping centers, restaurants, video stores, vendors, and hotels to conclude that being in Baghdad is like being in Manhattan. ThinkProgress has obtained exclusive video from a person who was at the event. Watch it:

Video and more at: http://thinkprogress.org/2006/10/17/king-baghdad-manhattan
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morgan2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 12:59 PM
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1. worst representative ever!
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genie_weenie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 01:03 PM
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4. What how dare you talk bad about King.
Edited on Tue Oct-17-06 01:07 PM by genie_weenie
You've just committed a treasonous act almost as bad as the Blabbermouths at the NYT...
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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 01:00 PM
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2. Well, then he wont mind a little vaction there!
Tell him to put his money where his mouth is!

Take a little vacation to Baghdad, and visit those shopping centers and restaurants. Bring a video crew with you, so we know what its really like. Bullet proof armor? You dont need that! Just get out there in a suit and tie and shake hands with the wonderful Iraqi citizens!
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 10:01 PM
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30. He could always take his grandkid to Mosul ... eom
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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 01:03 PM
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3. Last poll I saw he was only up 48-46 against Mejias! nt
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 01:15 PM
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8. That's why it's important
That this thread get some recommendations. :)
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 01:03 PM
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5. If it's like Manhattan
Then he should be fine going over there without body armor.
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 01:04 PM
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6. Funny, on that video of the FOB Falcon explosions, what I noticed is
there is no traffic moving at all in Baghdad at night.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 01:22 PM
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10. I just thought of that video too. Scary, scary explosion
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 03:17 PM
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17. It's like Hell's Kitchen in the summer.
:evilgrin:
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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 01:06 PM
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7. I would encourage him to move there then/nt
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 01:30 PM
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13. He could help "count" the votes in their next "election"
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 01:21 PM
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9. He's Right, As A Matter of Fact, I Almost Tripped Over No Less Than
Three decapitated, tortured bodies on my way to the subway this morning. :freak:
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 01:26 PM
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11. Inside the Green Zone, maybe
but the rest of the place is a hell hole. Judging the success of the war in Iraq by just looking at the Green Zone is disingenuous to say the least. I dare him to take a car and drive 50 miles in any direction outside the Green Zone and drive back and then say the place is like Manhattan.

Betcha he won't do it!

Mz Pip
:dem:
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 01:27 PM
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12. Is peter king insane?
Is he talking about the Green Zone? If so then why doesn't he say that? If not then why is he allowed to lie?
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morgan2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 01:32 PM
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14. yes and so are the people who vote for him
His latest campaign ads have been him saying he supports torture, and how the war in Iraq is the best thing since sliced bread.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 01:33 PM
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15. He says driving around Baghdad.
Also Mosul is way out of the Green Zone. So yes, King is insane.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 01:35 PM
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16. Sending this link to David Mejias!
Thanks DU!
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vireo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 03:33 PM
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20. And here's the link to his site
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PA Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 03:20 PM
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18. K & R. I would contribute to the cost of a plane ticket for Mr. King
one way to the "Big Apple" of the Middle East. I hear the night life is to-die-for (the "day life" too for that matter).
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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 03:25 PM
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19. Maybe he means it's like being in Manhattan,
On 9/11.
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 04:01 PM
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23. Exactly my reaction.
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 03:37 PM
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21. I'd like to formally propose that we buy him a plane ticket
(commercial, mind you, no government planes) to Baghdad, via Jordan, and that we purchase him a nice room in downtown Baghdad for two weeks (sorry, no Green Zone), and that we insist that he take his wife and his children there, with no guards.

Its just like Manhattan so he'll be fine.

Oh, and he can take videos of all the friendly Iraqis and bring them home with him to prove how nice it is over there to all the cynics.

:evilgrin:
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 03:43 PM
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22. Great.
How about we all chip in and get Peter and his family an all expense paid trip to downtown Mosul.
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 04:03 PM
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24. That has to be the dumbest thing said by a politician returning from
Edited on Tue Oct-17-06 04:05 PM by yellowcanine
a war zone since George Romney (R) claimed he was brainwashed by his "minders" in Vietnam.

Edited to indicate Republican Party affiliation, however unnecessary that may have been.
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 04:22 PM
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25. Like Manhattan except for the occasional car bomb and
mound of headless bodies.
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 04:25 PM
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26. Well, then...
Let him move there.
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SlavesandBulldozers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 04:46 PM
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27. awesome.
mission accomplished! troops coming home soon!

and a nice veeerrrry long vacation for King and the whole family.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 04:49 PM
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28. He's dumber than I thought. And I thought he was pretty dumb.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 04:50 PM
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29. Falluja is like Martha's Vineyard!
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 10:04 PM
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31. Kirkuk is like San Francisco!
:wtf: is this, Completely Ridiculous Analogy Week?
:shrug:
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 10:05 PM
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32. I prefer to think of it as Kennebunkport East: the perfect place for ..
.. retiring Bushes ...
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 11:45 PM
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33. It reminds me of Nantucket in the fall.
But who am I to argue? :crazy:
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