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Mainly the Quotes of the Morning, with occasional Other Crap.

Friday, January 07, 2005

Quotes of the Morning: All Tuckered Out

“The UN atomic watchdog agency has found evidence of secret nuclear experiments in Egypt that could be used in weapons programs, diplomats said yesterday.
The diplomats said that most of the work was carried out in the 1980s and 1990s but said the International Atomic Energy Agency also was looking at evidence suggesting some work was performed as recently as a year ago.”
-Associated Press, January 5, 2005

“Hmm.. So we know that Egypt, our ally, was running secret nuclear experiments, and that Pakistan, our ally, was selling nuclear secrets to North Korea and other nations, but that Iraq, whom we invaded due to their imminent threat, turns out to have been completely innocent of that particular charge, and we haven’t been able to find any WMD there: biological, chemical or nuclear. Its always in the last place you look, isn’t it?”

“Many people have asked how close Saddam Hussein is to developing a nuclear weapon. Well, we don't know exactly, and that's the problem.
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, October 8, 2002

“Saddam Hussein has held numerous meetings with Iraqi nuclear scientists, a group his ‘nuclear mujahedeen,’ his nuclear holy warriors.
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, October 8, 2002

“(Saddam) says he doesn’t have weapons of mass destruction. He’s got ’em. He’s not only got ’em he’s used them. The choice is his. And if he does not disarm, the United States of America will lead a coalition and disarm him, in the name of peace.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, December 3, 2002

“This is why you don’t hold a pre-emptive war. When you turn out to be completely wrong you look like an idiot, cost the nation hundreds of billions of dollars, kill or maim thousands upon thousands of American troops (along with hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians), and drive the opinion of the world against you. I’m just saying that maybe leaving the U.N. inspectors in place instead of invading would have been a good idea.
And for the record, I never, ever thought this war was a good idea, for exactly the reasons that have turned out to be true. You only had to look at Israel and Palestine to see how much fun being an occupying army can be.
Now, in happier news…..”

“Three months after comedian Jon Stewart attacked its format and sparred with co-host Tucker Carlson, ‘Crossfire’ has become a casualty of the evolving CNN.”
-Reuters, January 7, 2005

"You know what's interesting, though? You're as big a dick on your show as you are on any show."
-Jon Stewart, to Tucker Carlson, Crossfire, October 15, 2004

“Mr. Klein [President of CNN] specifically cited the criticism that the comedian Jon Stewart leveled at ‘Crossfire’ when he was a guest on the program during the presidential campaign. Mr. Stewart said that ranting partisan political shows on cable were "hurting America."
Mr. Klein said last night, ‘I agree wholeheartedly with Jon Stewart's overall premise.’ He said he believed that especially after the terror attacks on 9/11, viewers are interested in information, not opinion.
-New York Times, January 6, 2005

“Now it could just be me, but I think that Mr. Klein just called Tucker Carlson a dick.."


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