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Blue State Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:07 PM
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Video: McCain/Couric interview + the Awakening Sheik it did not save!
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How many lies can McCain fit on the head of a pin?

The assassination of Sheikh Abdul Sattar al Rishawi. Founding member of the Al-Anbar Sunni Awakening Council September 13th 2007.

Sheik Abdul Sattar Buzaigh al-Rishawi (Abu Risha) was a Sunni leader in the Al-Anbar province leading a growing movement of Sunni tribesmen who have turned against al-Qaida-linked insurgents.<4> Al-Rishawi, whose father and three brothers were killed by al-Qaida assassins, said insurgents were "killing innocent people, anyone suspected of opposing them. They brought us nothing but destruction and we finally said, enough is enough."

Al-Rishawi founded the Anbar Salvation Council<5> in September 2006 with dozens of Sunni tribes. Many of the new newly friendly leaders are believed to have at least tacitly supported the insurgency in the past, though al-Rishawi said he never did. His movement, also known as the Anbar Awakening, now counts 41 tribes or sub-tribes from Anbar, though al-Rishawi acknowledges that some groups in the province have yet to join. It's unclear how many that is, or much support the movement really has.<4> On September 13, 2007, al-Rishawi was killed along with two of his bodyguards by a roadside bomb near his home in Ramadi, Anbar, Iraq.<6>
(Source: Wikipedia)

And from the rights own rag, The New York Sun...

Abu Risha was one of the sheikhs who rose up against Al Qaeda last September and began the awakening model now employed throughout the Euphrates River Valley. Others before him had challenged Osama bin Laden's terrorists, but he was the first to do so publicly and survive until his murder. He strengthened his ties with the United States Marines in the spring, when Al Qaeda thugs left in front of the main hospital at Ramadi an ice cooler filled with the heads of the children of slain sheikhs.

The sheikh also made an impression on General Petraeus, who presented him with an Arabic version of Machiavelli's "The Prince" and yesterday called his murder a "terrible loss for Anbar and all of Iraq." We hear that Abu Risha privately told General Petraeus of his dream to lead an Arab army to the caves of Pakistan and the Mosques of Saudi Arabia to chase the enemy that Americans and so many Iraqis now share. That promise is the kind of thing that draws the laughter of the Democrats, but not of those who take this war seriously.

(As a matter of fact, democrats do take this war seriously.)

So, to the lies...
1) The surge came first. False.
2) They saved this Sheik. False.
3) CBS was just editing for time. False.
4) This was just a harmless misstep. False.

And McCain keeps cryin' that the media's out to get him?

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plcdude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:30 PM
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1. You need to send
this to Olberman
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Dookiestix Donating Member (123 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:38 PM
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2. Did ya notice
that they edited Katie into McCain's wrong response to the question to make it look like there wasn't an edit? And did anyone also notice the cutaways to the General and other images that Barack never got during his interview with Katie?

And rightwingers b!tch that the media is head over heals for Barack Obama?
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IndependentDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:59 PM
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3. this needs to be seen by more people. n/t
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