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Political Incorrect

Verrry Eeenteresting . . .

Written By: admin - Jun• 21•11

[at Saddam's hearing yesterday] …American and Iraqi officials did not want any footage shown of Iraqi guards or court personnel, and they asked broadcast and cable news nets to honor this request.
But the situation took an unexpected turn even before the hearing began, when U.S. officials ordered CNN and Al-Jazeera, the pool camera crews, to disconnect their audio equipment. Officials said it was the wish of the Iraqi judge….
Some news editors spent hours scouring the portion of the tape with audio for harsh words leveled at President Bush by Saddam, but could not find the quote reported by New York Times reporter John Burns, who was the pool print reporter in the courtroom and accompanied by a translator. Burns reported that Saddam said, “Everyone knows that this is a theatrical comedy by Bush, the criminal, in an attempt to win the election.”

Hey, it’s ok… We *trust* the Grey Lady. Right? [Burns, not Blair, right?]
A fabulous prize big warm handshake to the first person who id’s the source of the title.

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