Wednesday, April 02, 2003

This time

Tacky tacky tacky.

The “media war on Saddam” drinking game.

When office supplies attack (people with too much free time).

Ari Fleischer, doing that thing he does: “I think that, as the president has always said, and members of the administration have said when asked 'is Saddam alive', we say we don't know, because we do not know. The fact that he failed to show up for his scheduled appearance today raises additional questions. But I think it's also fair to say, given the fact that we don't know if he's alive or not, when the president refers or other people in the administration refer to Saddam Hussein this or Saddam Hussein that, it's almost now a generalised term for the Iraqi regime, because we don't know if he's alive or dead ... we don't know how Saddam is feeling today. We don't know how he's been feeling for a couple weeks.”

The British have been distributing leaflets around Basra. Key phrase “This time we won’t abandon you.” This time.

That was a fast backlash. Yesterday I mentioned the plethora of stories throughout the British press comparing their own soldiers’ methods to those of the cowboy Yanks. Today there’s this piece suggesting that they’re trying to pretend that the British are clean, caught between reckless Americans and sneaky wogs.

Mr. Funk, the humorously named conscientious objector, now also claims to be gay.

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