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Old 02-07-2003, 11:05 PM
Mark Heide Mark Heide is offline
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Yup, I'm still ranting about the US news reporting on the tube. Today on the BBC World was a story about the report that Tony Blair presented to Parliment that was praised by Colin Powell. Anyway, it appears that the report is based on information from the Iraqi situation from 1991. Some of the key points in Blair's Dossier were actually written by a California college student in 1991. As usual, our own news media ignores the subject. So, is the news media in the US in bed with the Bush administration or not?

Here's a link to the article that was broadcast today:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/2735031.stm

After reading this, it really makes me wonder what the real situation is all about, since this blows away any credibility for Tony Blair.

All responses welcome.

Mark
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Old 02-07-2003, 11:27 PM
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Mark you seem to "welcome" responses to your misleading posts but never respond back to solid criticism. At least this time you provided a link which can be read to dispute your "color" (being very generous here) commentary. I fail to see that any of the material was innacurate simply either dated or without proper accreditation. Insomuch as you use the fact that this has not received the front page treatment by US news organizations please keep two things in mind. Britain is 7 hours ahead of us so their primetime disclosure is different than ours and British politics only ocassionally receives front page treatment in the USA.

I will give credit where due so I say that this is the least misleading of your recent posts. Keep up the good journalism, I see The National Enquirer in your future.
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Old 02-08-2003, 01:12 AM
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I saw that on Drudge. Doesn't he count?
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Old 02-08-2003, 03:52 AM
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http://www.channel4.com/news/home/z/...6/dossier.html


also on cnn.

but we know saddam had bio/chem stuff prior to gulf war because US (bush, etc.) sold it to him. rumsfeld was point man in deal i think. heh

what a scam.
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Old 02-08-2003, 03:54 AM
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http://www.dw-world.de/english/0,3367,1429_W_774039,00.html

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But most of the claims were taken from a paper written by a postgraduate student in California. Much of the data cited was also over ten years old.

On Friday, embarrassed officials admitted whole sections had been lifted word for word from the student's thesis.
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Old 02-08-2003, 10:38 AM
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Does it really matter?

Mork from Ork could have written it. Saddam isn't disarming, never did, never had any intention of doing so, and has shown he cannot be trusted to maintain WMD responsibly--but he can be trusted to use them on his own people and on his neighbors.

Why does everyone put so much emphasis on all the relatively little aspects of this affair? It's time to get rid of the bastard--maybe Powell should put that in his next speech;-)
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Old 02-08-2003, 10:52 AM
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lots of info was up to 12 years old
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Old 02-08-2003, 11:38 AM
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Well a lot of the problem is over 12 years old too.

Just how dumb, and LAME, can the world be?

Who in the audience thinks OJ was guilty, but Saddam isn't?

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Old 02-08-2003, 11:46 AM
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They're both guilty, and the US has allowed both to lead free lives despite their murderous urges. What's your point?
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Old 02-08-2003, 01:51 PM
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1. That the folks insisting on seeing a smoking gun are needlessly playing into Saddam's hands by causing unnecessary delay and confusion

2. That the folks thinking that inspections should be given more chance to work are unwittingly this too--12 years has got to have been more than enough time--Iraq obviously simply refuses to truly cooperate.
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