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

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Quotes of the Morning: Beware the Ideas of March

“Ok, so last week this story came out..”

“U.S. military and intelligence officials tell ABC News that they have caught shipments of deadly new bombs at the Iran-Iraq border.
They are a very nasty piece of business, capable of penetrating U.S. troops' strongest armor.
What the United States says links them to Iran are tell-tale manufacturing signatures — certain types of machine-shop welds and material indicating they are built by the same bomb factory.
‘The signature is the same because they are exactly the same in production,’ says explosives expert Kevin Barry. ‘So it's the same make and model.’
U.S. officials say roadside bomb attacks against American forces in Iraq have become much more deadly as more and more of the Iran-designed and Iran-produced bombs have been smuggled in from the country since last October.”
-ABC March 6, 2006

“I stated my distrust for it. Mainly because of this story..”

“Eight British soldiers killed during ambushes in Iraq were the victims of a highly sophisticated bomb first used by the IRA, The Independent on Sunday can reveal.

The soldiers, who were targeted by insurgents as they travelled through the country, died after being attacked with bombs triggered by infra-red beams. The bombs were developed by the IRA using technology passed on by the security services in a botched "sting" operation more than a decade ago.
This contradicts the British government's claims that Iran's Revolutionary Guard is helping Shia insurgents to make the devices.
The Independent on Sunday can also reveal that the bombs and the firing devices used to kill the soldiers, as well as two private security guards, were initially created by the UK security services as part of a counter-terrorism strategy at the height of the troubles in the early 1990s.”
-The Independent (UK), October 16, 2005

“Well guess what..”

“The top U.S. military officer said on Tuesday the United States does not have proof that Iran's government is responsible for Iranians smuggling weapons and military personnel into Iraq.

President George W. Bush said on Monday components from Iran were being used in powerful roadside bombs used in Iraq, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said last week that Iranian Revolutionary Guard personnel had been inside Iraq.
Asked whether the United States has proof that Iran's government was behind these developments, Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Pentagon briefing, ‘I do not, sir.’"
-Reuters, March 14, 2006

“This is the reason that I don’t trust the Administration. It is easier to count the times that they’ve told the truth than it is to count the times that they’ve lied. Enjoy the war in Iran kids. The other war (the one that the Aministration tells us isn’t a civil war) is going so well that it looks like the Administration is going to try buying a slightly bigger model.”

“More than seven in 10 Americans — majorities of both Democrats and Republicans — say a civil war is currently going on in Iraq, while another 13 percent think civil war is likely to break out in the near future.”
-CBS News, March 13, 2006

“Meanwhile, back at the ranch (or New York as the case may be) Fearless Leader was being his typical charming self..”

“I want to thank Antonia Novello. Dr. Novello, where are you? She's here -- oh, there you are. Good to see you. Appreciate you coming. She's the Commissioner of Health for the state of New York. I'm honored you're here. I'll tell old 41 I saw you. That's the number for my dad -- see, he's the 41st President, I'm the 43rd President, so -- I'll tell him I saw you.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, March 14, 2006

“I called upon a fellow named Dr. Mark McClellan to join me in this effort. He's here. That's him right there. He is a -- He's a PhD, see -- I'm a C student. Look who's the President and who's the advisor.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, March 14, 2006

“Yep. A C-student with a sense of entitlement is planning to invade yet another country. Maybe one of his advisors (preferably an A-student) should point out to him how stupid that is.”


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