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Bill: At least I tried
NY Daily News ^ | Sept. 23, 2006 | KENNETH R. BAZINET

Posted on 09/23/2006 5:14:12 AM PDT by COUNTrecount

WASHINGTON - Ex-President Bill Clinton exploded yesterday when asked why he didn't get Osama Bin Laden - and revealed that he had invasion plans drawn up to topple the Taliban and get Al Qaeda. Clinton was clearly annoyed when Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace said viewers had sent e-mails urging him to ask, "Why didn't you do more to put Bin Laden and Al Qaeda out of business?"

After a string of related questions, Clinton became red-faced and, in a finger-jabbbing tirade, blamed a conspiracy of media and right-wingers for trying to blame him for Bin Laden's survival.

When Wallace tried to cut in, Clinton cut him off: "You brought up the question, so you get an answer."

Clinton said that after the bombing of the destroyer USS Cole in 2000, "I had battle plans drawn to go into Afghanistan, overthrow the Taliban and launch a full-scale attack search for Bin Laden. But we needed basing rights in Uzbekistan, which we [only] got after 9/11. The CIA and the FBI refused to certify that Bin Laden was responsible."

He seemed to put the blame on the Bush White House that succeeded him yet didn't heed his warnings about the danger Bin Laden posed.

"All of President Bush's neocons that said I was too obsessed with Bin Laden; they had no meetings on Bin Laden for nine months after I left office," Clinton said, that is, not until after 9/11.

The former President concedes he missed Bin Laden.

"At least I tried. That's the difference in me and some, including all of the right-wingers who are attacking me now. They ridiculed me for trying. [The Bush administration] had eight months to try [and] they did not try. I tried. So I tried and failed," Clinton said.

After the segment, Clinton got in Wallace's face and told Wallace he would not get away with his line of questioning.

"There is no other way to say it, the former President lost it," said Wallace.

Clinton granted the interview to get attention for the Clinton Global Initiative, his philanthropic effort.

"CGI is a nonpartisan event, and so we thought it would be fair to do Fox News Sunday... When Wallace hid behind his viewers and attacked President Clinton's record on terror, President Clinton fought back hard, just like any Democrat should when they are attacked with a baseless attack," said Clinton spokesman Jay Carson.

Wallace responded, "My record and my performance speaks for itself. I ask probing questions of all sides."


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France checks bin Laden 'death' From correspondents in Paris September 23, 2006 07:58pm

FRANCE'S Defence Ministry has said a secret service report saying al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has died cannot be confirmed, but it will launch an inquiry into the leak of secret documents.

The Defence Ministry issued the statement after a French regional newspaper, L'Est Republicain, published a report quoting a French secret service report as saying Saudi Arabia is convinced bin Laden died of typhoid in Pakistan last month.

"The information published this morning in the L'Est Republicain newspaper relating to the supposed death of Osama bin Laden cannot be confirmed," the Defence Ministry said.

"The Defence Minister (Michele Alliot-Marie) has asked that an inquiry be carried out to determine the origin of the leak that can be punished by criminal charges."

The newspaper printed what it said was a copy of the report dated September 21 and said it was shown to President Jacques Chirac, Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin and France's interior and defence ministers on the same day.

"According to a usually reliable source, the Saudi services are now convinced that Osama bin Laden is dead," the document said.

"The information gathered by the Saudis indicates that the head of al Qaeda was a victim while he was in Pakistan on August 23, 2006, of a very serious case of typhoid which led to a partial paralysis of his internal organs."

The report, which was stamped with a "confidential defence" label and the initials of the French secret service, said Saudi Arabia first heard the information on September 4 and that it was waiting for more details before making an official announcement.

A senior official in Pakistan said no foreign government had shared information with Pakistan that would back up the report of bin Laden's death.

Saudi-born bin Laden was based in Afghanistan until the Taliban government there was overthrown by US-backed forces in 2001.

Since then, US and Pakistani officials have regularly said they believe he is hiding somewhere on the rugged border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The last videotaped message released by bin Laden was in late 2004, but there have been several low quality audio tapes released this year.

1 posted on 09/23/2006 5:14:13 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount

Wagging his finger is a SURE sign of LYING!! well...that and his lips moved.


2 posted on 09/23/2006 5:15:34 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kabooms"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: COUNTrecount
Folks who haven't should read Richard Miniter's book on this subject, Losing Bin Laden.
3 posted on 09/23/2006 5:16:42 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Suzy Quzy

I have wanted to Duck taped Willie's mouth for over 30 years.

He has never changed. Same ole story and will be until he draws his last breath, and then will probably be making up a story as to why God should let him in the pearly gates.


4 posted on 09/23/2006 5:19:41 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: COUNTrecount
After the segment, Clinton got in Wallace's face and told Wallace he would not get away with his line of questioning.

Clinton threatened Wallace?

5 posted on 09/23/2006 5:19:49 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry ( The kinder we are to terrorists, the harsher we are to their potential victims.)
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To: Suzy Quzy

Bravo Chris Wallace.

The angrier clinton gets, the more outrageous his lie. Filthy Chicom mole.


6 posted on 09/23/2006 5:20:44 AM PDT by cloud8
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To: COUNTrecount
Do or do not. There is no try.


7 posted on 09/23/2006 5:20:53 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Do what you love and the ridicule will follow.)
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To: mariabush

Con artist. Duct tape isn't good enough.


8 posted on 09/23/2006 5:21:08 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kabooms"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: COUNTrecount
His mind was on Monica. He wasted four years pursuing a woman when he could have left our country safer. No wonder Bill Clinton is full of regrets. When you have a chance to make a real difference and blow it, put some ice on it.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

9 posted on 09/23/2006 5:22:21 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: COUNTrecount
Clinton National Security team relaxing, having fun, on The Path to 9/11.


10 posted on 09/23/2006 5:22:31 AM PDT by petercooper (It could be worse, it could be raining.)
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To: mewzilla

We know he tried, to sleep with everyone woman alive.


11 posted on 09/23/2006 5:22:37 AM PDT by Perdogg (If you stay home in November, you will elect Pelosi speaker)
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To: mewzilla
Madeline Albright was on a Russert show. He asked her directly about Bubba being offered Bin Laden. She confirmed it. Then Russert asker her "Why didn't Clinton move on it". She said, "I don't know. I just don't know".

Now, remember who was co-president. Ask Hillary about her input on Bin Laden. Bubba said he discussed EVERYTHING with her.

12 posted on 09/23/2006 5:22:39 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: COUNTrecount

I saw that clip. It was just like "Now you listen to me... I did not have sex with that woman." Except that it lasted a lot longer.


13 posted on 09/23/2006 5:23:47 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Suzy Quzy
So, do you think that Bill could mind his own business if Hillary were elected?

I'm thinking maybe NOT

14 posted on 09/23/2006 5:24:27 AM PDT by lOKKI (You can ignore reality until it bites you in the ass.)
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To: COUNTrecount
President Clinton fought back hard, just like any Democrat should when they are attacked with a baseless attack," said Clinton spokesman Jay Carson.

Nice of him to admit his belief that Republicans shouldn't fight back hard when they are hit with baseless accusations.

15 posted on 09/23/2006 5:24:45 AM PDT by MichiganMan (Europe: Where the governments fear Muslims and Jews fear the governments.)
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To: COUNTrecount; Mia T
"All of President Bush's neocons that said I was too obsessed with Bin Laden; they had no meetings on Bin Laden for nine months after I left office," Clinton said, that is, not until after 9/11.

According to your own clever words...

"I thought that my virtual obsession (2) with him was well placed and I was full of regret that I didn't get him."

bill clinton Sunday, Sept 3, 2002 Larry King Live

(thanks Mia T)

16 posted on 09/23/2006 5:25:12 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Suzy Quzy
Wagging his finger is a SURE sign of LYING!!

In the south, there is a saying: "Hit dog hollers". This means the person raising the most fuss when confronted is guilty......Poor Slick. He's having a harder and harder time slithering away from the truth. Enjoy you legacy!

17 posted on 09/23/2006 5:25:13 AM PDT by Thermalseeker
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To: Sacajaweau

Hillary was the one who gave orders to start the bombing in Serbia!!


18 posted on 09/23/2006 5:25:18 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kabooms"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Right now, Bill and his people are trying to decide whether to say that his behavior had something to do with his medication, or go with the, "he's telling the truth otherwise he wouldn't be so upset" story.


19 posted on 09/23/2006 5:25:47 AM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business] (...and his head is so tiny...))
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To: Suzy Quzy

I wish I knew why the GOOD die young!!!!!!


20 posted on 09/23/2006 5:26:10 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: lOKKI

His 'business' is getting girls to give him BJ's.....


21 posted on 09/23/2006 5:26:28 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kabooms"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: Sacajaweau
She said, "I don't know. I just don't know".

Well, here's some remedial reading for you, Ms. Albright. Click on the link...


22 posted on 09/23/2006 5:26:38 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: tiredoflaundry
Fox News Sunday....Clinton threatened Wallace?

The show will air tomorrow.Let's hope it's not cut.

23 posted on 09/23/2006 5:26:38 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: MichiganMan
Yeah and snapping thongs was his idea of a good time. Clinton was offered 11 chances to take in Bin Laden. He turned them ALL down. There's hardly anything baseless about what's in the historical record.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

24 posted on 09/23/2006 5:27:21 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: lOKKI

Of course not. He doesn't do it now.


25 posted on 09/23/2006 5:28:00 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: COUNTrecount
To quote Madeleine Halfbright..."Making decisions that effect peoples lives is fun.". These stinkin' libs considered their time in power as some sort of a perverted joy ride.
26 posted on 09/23/2006 5:28:42 AM PDT by Vision ("As a man thinks...so is he." Proverbs 23:7)
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To: COUNTrecount; Clinton's a liar

The anti-truth, anti-freedom, anti-man, anti-life liar continues to lie.


27 posted on 09/23/2006 5:29:02 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: COUNTrecount
History will remember how Bubbah spent his time in the Oral Office.


28 posted on 09/23/2006 5:29:05 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: COUNTrecount

I am SOOOO happy this interview went like this. Wallace has really been ticking me off lately, and when he announced last week who would be this weeks guest, I damn near threw my mouse at the tv.


Pretty well sums up Clintons entire Presidency, as well as the entire Democrat platform for the past 80 years. Results don't matter, just tell 'em you care, and say you "tried"

That finger probably got permanently bent that way the first time he pointed it at the Cankled One


29 posted on 09/23/2006 5:29:17 AM PDT by digger48
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To: COUNTrecount

"Clinton got in Wallace's face and told Wallace he would not get away with his line of questioning."

Care to expand on that, Bill?


30 posted on 09/23/2006 5:29:32 AM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business] (...and his head is so tiny...))
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To: COUNTrecount

Clintonoid Lawyers and other Dems will be burning up the lines with threats to Fox.


31 posted on 09/23/2006 5:30:12 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kabooms"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: COUNTrecount
Clinton is still doing the pay attention to what I said, not what I did (or didn't do).

Clinton thinks wanting to equates to doing.

Clinton wants his legacy to be based on his perception of what he shoulda-coulda-woulda done. In his own mind, he coulda been a great President, but Providence didn't cooperate. Instead, Providence gave him Monica, and Bill don't think he should be blamed for that, nor for letting Bin Laden get away, nor for letting OKC or USS Cole or US Embassy bombings occur. After all, he bombed the aspirin factory and shot a missile at where bin Laden had been.

For Clinton, his perception is his reality, and he wants his legacy to be what he perceives it to be. The trouble is, History has a different perception -- Disgraced and Impeached. Sorry, Bill. You made your legacy; now 'lie' about it.
32 posted on 09/23/2006 5:30:59 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: COUNTrecount

I've put forth more effort sitting on the can.


33 posted on 09/23/2006 5:31:10 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("A litany of complaints is not a plan." - GW Bush, referring to DNC's lack of a platform on ANYTHING)
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To: mewzilla

Just recently Bush was criticized for taking resources from the hunt for Bin Laden . Maybe W knew something we didnt,what if we got him and did not want the Martyr thing?
Just food for thought ,maybe Pelosis dream will come true an October surprise Bin Laden out of the White House Basement!


34 posted on 09/23/2006 5:31:22 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Sacajaweau
After reading Miniter's book, I don't think it was incompetence or distraction that led to Bubba's not getting Bin Laden. But that's just my thinking on the matter :)
35 posted on 09/23/2006 5:33:14 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: ballplayer

Good memory. The Alex division was shut down and Dems screamed bloody murder.


36 posted on 09/23/2006 5:34:00 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kabooms"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Ha! Puts the Blame on Bush for Clinton not getting Bin Laden? Methinks that is 'strained' logic...

Besides, lobbing a stupide cruise missle to deflect the media attention from his Oval Office sexcapades is not what I consider "trying".

Clinton was the worst president ever, even worse than Carter (Carter only had 4 years to destroy US interests). No amount of media spinning will change that fact, Slick Willie can threaten all he wants.

It's such classic liberal stuff: Pay no attention to the problem, when it bites you - throw some window dressing response at it. When realists call you on your inaction - lie and point the finger at everyone else. If the lie doesn't work, threaten the 'askers'.

Clinton's legacy is that of Nero, 'fiddling' while the USA burns. Forever.

Reagan: Destroyed the Soviet Menace; Nixon: Opened China to captialism; FDR: Lead the USA through the worst war in it's history.

Clinton: Cigar Boy.


37 posted on 09/23/2006 5:34:18 AM PDT by wvobiwan (BOYCOTT NYT, LAT, AP, Reuters, CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, BBC, WaPo, Haaretz, and ALL leftist rags!!!)
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To: ballplayer

Has Bush mentioned Bin Laden lately?


38 posted on 09/23/2006 5:34:22 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kabooms"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: COUNTrecount; Salamander; All
"I had battle plans drawn to go into Afghanistan, overthrow the Taliban and launch a full-scale attack search for Bin Laden."

With this statement, Bill informs us of a newly discovered military tactic, the "full scale attack search." Retired military experts are expected to announce that this tactic is most effective in search out and attacking (on a full scale, as opposed to half a scale) such elusive targets as the wily ManBearPig.
39 posted on 09/23/2006 5:34:35 AM PDT by shibumi (".....panta en pasin....." - Origen)
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To: COUNTrecount
The show will air tomorrow.Let's hope it's not cut.

I doubt they let it stay in, but it sure would be sweet if they keep it!

40 posted on 09/23/2006 5:35:26 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry ( The kinder we are to terrorists, the harsher we are to their potential victims.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Do you know what time the show airs. I'll have to tivo it.


41 posted on 09/23/2006 5:35:51 AM PDT by queenkathy (Grandchildren are God's reward for not killing your kids.)
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To: IncPen; BartMan1

ping


42 posted on 09/23/2006 5:37:19 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: petercooper
Slick's legacy summed up in one fakebutaccurate picture!

A picture is worth a thousand denials!!

43 posted on 09/23/2006 5:38:12 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: COUNTrecount
Wallace won't get away with asking you a fair question? What are you going to do Bill, you don't exactly have the Presidency to abuse anymore.

Clinton granted the interview to get attention for the Clinton Global Initiative, his philanthropic effort. "CGI is a nonpartisan event, and so we thought it would be fair to do Fox News Sunday... When Wallace hid behind his viewers and attacked President Clinton's record on terror, President Clinton fought back hard, just like any Democrat should when they are attacked with a baseless attack," said Clinton spokesman Jay Carson.

Clinton expected time to advance his propaganda and legacy re-write I guess.

Yes, Clinton lost it. Interestingly Bush gets tougher question and never does. Probably because those questions aren't based in truth...

44 posted on 09/23/2006 5:38:41 AM PDT by Soul Seeker (Kobach: Amnesty is going from an illegal to a legal position, without imposing the original penalty.)
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To: COUNTrecount
Hillary knew it,
His White House staff knew it,
The FBI, CIA, and Secret Service knew it,
Most conservatives knew it,
And now it appears the rest of the world is finally waking up to the knowledge of how big a piece of human debris der Slickmiester is.

The truth hurts, doesn't it Slick.
45 posted on 09/23/2006 5:40:38 AM PDT by Tiny
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To: COUNTrecount
No question about the cargo in Sandy Burglar's pants brought from the National Archives?
46 posted on 09/23/2006 5:42:06 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (What's Russia's and China's part in all of this?)
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To: queenkathy

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,61653,00.html

Sunday schedule

FOXNEWS.COM HOME > FNS W/ CHRIS WALLACE

'FOX News Sunday' Airtimes


47 posted on 09/23/2006 5:43:26 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: wvobiwan

You forgot.......Bush took on the Middle east......Clinton took on School Uniforms.


48 posted on 09/23/2006 5:43:58 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kabooms"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: mariabush

And as we all know, in the liberal world, 'trying' is all that counts. It's the intention rather than the conclusion that we should value. Give me a break, his 'attempts' and refusal to succeed is what brought us this war, so if you hate war, he's your enemy! Big baby!


49 posted on 09/23/2006 5:45:02 AM PDT by SouthCarolinaKit
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To: COUNTrecount
"Yes, it's me Monica!"

"Leave my Billy alone!"

50 posted on 09/23/2006 5:45:06 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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