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Political Incorrect

“Who *is* this fool?!?”

Written By: admin - Jun• 21•11

is is how we’ll learn to say it in Iraqi
NBC’s Tom Brokaw introduced his interview with Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi by marveling at how he “still believes that Saddam was connected to al-Qaeda.” When Allawi expressed that view during the interview aired on Monday’s NBC Nightly News,Brokaw scoffed and corrected him: “Prime Minister, I’m surprised that you would make the connection between 9/11 and the war in Iraq. The 9/11 Commission in America says there is no evidence of a ‘collaborative relationship’ between Saddam Hussein and those terrorists of al-Qaeda.” But Allawi stood his ground: “I believe very strongly that Saddam had relations with al-Qaeda.”
…Brokaw, over video of a flag being folded during an outdoor funeral service and a shot of rows of flag-draped coffins: “I know that you and others like you are grateful for the liberation of Iraq. But can’t you understand why many Americans feel that so many young men and women have died here for purposes other than protecting the United States?”Allawi: “We know that this is an extension to what has happened in New York. And the war have been taken out to Iraq by the same terrorists. Saddam was a potential friend and partner and natural ally of terrorism.”Brokaw pounced: “Prime Minister, I’m surprised that you would make the connection between 9/11 and the war in Iraq. The 9/11 Commission in America says there is no evidence of a ‘collaborative relationship’ between Saddam Hussein and those terrorists of al-Qaeda.”Allawi: “No. I believe very strongly that Saddam had relations with al-Qaeda. We know Saddam had relationships with a lot of terrorists and international terrorism. Now, whether he is directly connected to the September atrocities or not, I can’t vouch for this. But definitely I know he has connections with extremism and terrorists.”
That ended the interview, but I noticed that in Allawi’s last answer NBC cut from what aired a sentence which appeared in the posted transcript on MSNBC.com: www.msnbc.msn.com
In the that version, Allawi’s last answer began, with what NBC cut in ALL CAPS: “No. I believe very strongly that Saddam had relations with al-Qaeda. AND THESE RELATIONS STARTED IN SUDAN. We know Saddam had relationships with…”
By coincidence, last Friday’s (June 25) NBC Nightly News ignored a front page New York Times story, from that day, about how a document found in Iraq revealed that Hussein’s regime reached out to bin Laden in Sudan. The Times headlined its story: “Iraqis, Seeking Foes of Saudis, Contacted bin Laden, …The document, which asserts that Mr. bin Laden ‘was approached by our [Iraq] side,’ states that Mr. bin Laden previously ‘had some reservations about being labeled an Iraqi operative,’ but was now willing to meet in Sudan, and that ‘presidential approval’ was granted to the Iraqi security service to proceed.”
A week earlier, the NBC Nightly News didn’t bother to report how at a press conference on Friday, June 18, Russian President Vladimir Putin disclosed that “after Sept. 11, 2001…the Russian Special Services” passed along to the U.S. how it had “received information that officials from Saddam’s regime were preparing terrorist attacks in the United States…” For details, see: www.mediaresearch.org

Tom! It’s getting embarrassing, man — you’re starting to look like one of War Profiteer Michael Moore’s “stupidest people in the world” Americans. Knock it off.

 

 

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