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GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 03/23/03-Baghdad,trenches,Umm Qasr,Basra,Khormal
DOID, Yahoo, AP, Reuters, and the usual suspects | 3/23/03 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil

Posted on 03/23/2003 5:06:13 AM PST by Diogenesis

GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 03/23/03 - Baghdad, burning trenches, Umm Qasr,Basra,Khormal


BREAKING: IRAQI MISSILES SEEN IN BAGHDAD -- Iraqi war crime
BREAKING: Baghdad, Saddam burns trenches- Iraqi war crime
BREAKING: Baghdad, Saddam centers "orphanage" in military complex- Iraqi war crime
BREAKING: Battle of Umm Qasr, 15 Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU)
BREAKING: Umm Qasr - Iraqis, freed by the USA
BREAKING: Battle for Basra, 3/4 Lima company
BREAKING: Basra, Freed Iraqis, welcome the British 2nd Royal Tank Regiment
BREAKING: al Nasiriyah - Battle by US 3rd Army
BREAKING: Safwan -freed Iraqis
BREAKING: al-Ratka oilfield - Iraqi war crime
BREAKING: North Ramala oilfield - Royal16 Air Assault Brigade
BREAKING: Scots Dragoon guards,
BREAKING: 101st Airborne Aviation Brigade,
BREAKING: War in southern Iraq, 3rd Infantry Division.
BREAKING: Chamchamal,
BREAKING: USS Bunker Hill,
BREAKING: USS Harry S. Truman,
BREAKING: USS Kitty Hawk,
BREAKING: USS Milius,
BREAKING: USS Shiloh,
BREAKING: Khormal on the frontline with Iraqi al Qaeda
BREAKING: KC-135 Stratotankers



========= Baghdad =========

BREAKING: WAR CRIME ALERT

CALLING HANS BLIX - IRAQI MISSILES SEEN IN BAGHDAD -


Baghdad, America stands tall to threats from the evil Saddam.


Groundtruthing Update.


Information ministry.


Presidential Compund..



BREAKING: WAR CRIME ALERT

At the presidential palace, a vast area with no ordinary people, a terrorist of
Iraq's ruling Baath party enters an orphanage deliberately kept inside the presidential palace.


BREAKING: WAR CRIME ALERT

SMOKE OVER BAGHDAD from burning oil in trenches.


In Baghdad, Iraqi soldiers hear air traffic. Try to point to Allied aircraft..


========= Tikrit =========

In Tikrit, Baath party officials groundtruth.


In Tikrit, the Fedayin, Saddam's paramilitary volunteer force,
led by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's eldest son Uday.


========= Battle of Umm Qasr =========

In Umm Qasr, heroes attack with Cobras and in the US 15 Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU).


PICTURES YOU MAY NOT SEE ON TV

In Umm Qasr, the Iraqis, freed by the USA, cheer


In Umm Qasr, Marines patrol.


========= Basra =========

The Battle for Basra succeeding.


Near Basra, heroes of the 3/4 Lima company secure a farming area.


PICTURES YOU MAY NOT SEE ON TV

In Basra, Iraq, Iraqis, adults and children welcome the British 2nd Royal Tank Regiment.


In Basra, Iraq, confiscated machine guns.


In Basra, burning Iraqi armored personnel carriers and abandonned Iraqi artillery.


========= al Nasiriyah =========

Near al Nasiriyah, US 3rd Army fire rockets.


========= Safwan =========

In Safwan, southern Iraq, freed Iraqis tear down images of Saddam.


========= southern Iraq =========

Allied forces display weapons seized from Iraqi prisoners of war .


In southern Iraq, heroes everywhere.


In southern Iraq, at the al-Ratka oilfield, at the burning oil wells,
another war crime of the (?dead) Saddam.


From space, satellite image. Strong northeast winds blowing smoke from oil fields
burning from Saddams war crimes.


========= North Ramala oilfield =========

At the North Ramala oilfield, the British Army's 16 Air Assault Brigade keeps watch.


========= Southern Iraq =========


Scots Dragoon guards move into southern Iraq.


In southern Iraq, US troops take control.


In southern Iraq, with the 101st Airborne Aviation Brigade, a group of freed Bedouins.


In southern Iraq, with the 3rd Infantry Division.


========= Khormal =========

In Khormal, northern Iraq, Iraqi soldiers cover up the body of Australian freelance cameraman
Paul Moran, 39, who was murdered in an Islamic attack or premature/inadvertant detonation.
Journalists had gone to the checkpoint to interview refugees, but one of the cars
coming out with the refugees exploded.


In Khormal, an Iraqi Kurd Peshmerga fighter faces the Ansar al-Islam and Islamic Komala
on the frontline with Iraqi al Qaeda..


========= Chamchamal =========

In Chamchamal ~70 klicks west of Sulaymania.


========= Kuwait City =========

North of Kuwait City, Patriot missile batteries protect the Ali al-Salem airbase.
The USA could use SDI instead of whining bleating appeasers..


PICTURES YOU MAY NOT SEE ON TV

In Kuwaiti , a citizen shouts 'Bush is a real man! God save him, his father liberated Kuwait,
and now his son Bush is liberating Iraq.'. Bandito reports that the media walked away from
him to find some ranting Islamic terrorist to interview.


========= Paris =========

In Paris, at Iraq's Interest Section where WMD/ricin etc. are kept
protected by the proterrorist French regime..


========= Gloucestershire =========

In Gloucestershire, England, a. B52 bomber take off hours ago.


========= Fort Bliss =========

In Fort Bliss, Texas, the simulator for the Patriot missile system.


====== TOMAHAWKS =========

A salvo of Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from four U.S. warships and two submarines.


========= USS Bunker Hill =========

On the USS Bunker Hill, the very first Tomahawk missile to be fired into Iraq
from the Gulf at 0525 local time (9:25 p.m. EST, 0225 GMT).


========= USS Harry S. Truman =========

On the USS Harry S. Truman, 2,000-lbs GBU-31 JDAM ordnance and F-14B Tomcat.


========= USS Kitty Hawk =========

On the USS Kitty Hawk, GBU-24 'Bunker Buster' Hard Target Penatrator 2,000 lb bomb
and F/A-18C Hornet.


========= USS Milius =========

On the USS Milius, a Tomahawk Land Attack Missile.


========= USS Shiloh =========

Aboard USS Shiloh, launch of a Tomahawk cruise missile.


========= KC-135 Stratotankers from the 28th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron =========

Somewhere below the magentosphere, KC-135 Stratotankers from the 28th Expeditionary
Air Refueling Squadron, refuel a B-2 stealth bomber, forward deployed with the 40th Air Expeditionary Wing
in the first ever deployment of B-2 bombers. Go Operation Iraqi Freedom.


========= US Patriots in Raleigh =========

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Please spend a few hours today helping for success in the War for Enduring Freedom,
or/and post your thought, missive, picture, thread, analysis, greetings to those serving overseas,
venting, update, correction, observation, or anything else of interest.


END OF TRANSMISSION 03/23/03 .......... K


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The USA and the Armies of Good are freeing the Iraqis. But what does the "media" cover?

1 posted on 03/23/2003 5:06:13 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Diogenesis
Let's hear it for America, Freedom, and the Troops.


2 posted on 03/23/2003 5:07:02 AM PST by Diogenesis (If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us.)
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To: Diogenesis
Love your posts!!!! Great job! Is there anyway I could get on a ping list for all of your "Gotta See This-" threads.
3 posted on 03/23/2003 5:07:32 AM PST by RussellStevens
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To: <1/1,000,000th%; 11B3; 2111USMC; 2Jedismom; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; A Ruckus of Dogs; AdA$tra; ...
BUMP FOR AMERICA


4 posted on 03/23/2003 5:08:19 AM PST by Diogenesis (If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us.)
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To: Diogenesis

Brit soldiers firing a anti-tank missle.

5 posted on 03/23/2003 5:17:59 AM PST by csvset
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To: Diogenesis
V
6 posted on 03/23/2003 5:28:21 AM PST by Smile-n-Win
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To: Diogenesis
Thank you, Diogenes! Tia
7 posted on 03/23/2003 5:30:50 AM PST by tiamat ("Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno World!")
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To: Smile-n-Win
***** CONFIRMED *****

IRAQI WOMEN & CHILDREN BEING USED AS HUMAN SHIELDS !!!!!!!!

THE LOWEST OF THE LOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

***** CONFIRMED *****

8 posted on 03/23/2003 5:35:27 AM PST by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Justice will be served, and the battle will rage, this BIG DOG will fight when you rattle it's cage.)
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To: Diogenesis
Great work! Definitely need more than a dial up for today's thread!
9 posted on 03/23/2003 5:35:35 AM PST by bvw
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To: Diogenesis
God bless you, Dio, for all your hard work with these threads.

Have been reading up on the friendly fire incident with the British jet, and also the betrayal grenade attack last night. Intercessors, it's time to step up our prayers for the war.
10 posted on 03/23/2003 5:37:05 AM PST by ovrtaxt (Mc Carthy was right!)
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To: bvw
Best set of photos and Information I have seen.
11 posted on 03/23/2003 5:39:18 AM PST by crz
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To: Diogenesis
Bump for FREEDOM!!

I love the pic of the Iraqi guy beating the Saddam mural with his shoe. In middle eastern cultures, gesturing with your shoe bottom is a high insult. You're telling that person that they aren't worth the dirt (and whatever else) on the bottom of your shoes. This guy is making a statement about Saddam that he would have been tortured and executed for just days ago.

12 posted on 03/23/2003 5:39:31 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity
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To: All
CLICK HERE for 03/22/03 Department of Defense
Press Release.
TROOP SUPPORT MAIL POLICY STRESSED
To bolster force protection, the general public is urged not to send unsolicited mail, care packages or donations to service members forward deployed unless you are a family member, loved one or personal friend.

2 0f the 3 alternative links recommended by the DOD
have been in the main page of the Post Office for months.
Click Below to enter main page.


13 posted on 03/23/2003 5:41:07 AM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (God Bless and Protect our military and our allies military.)
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To: Diogenesis
PING!!!
EXCELLENT!
V


14 posted on 03/23/2003 5:41:15 AM PST by InShanghai (I was born on the crest of a wave, and rocked in the cradle of the deep.)
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To: Diogenesis
The photo of the laughing children is simply amazing! They look ecstatic! I'll bet the troops were happy to see that!

On that big bomb photo -- there's a 'warranty' that expired in "94"? Criminy!

As always, I love best the photos of our troops. These are what I look forward to every day. These photos make the war much more comprehensible to me. Thanks, Dio.
15 posted on 03/23/2003 5:47:20 AM PST by WaterDragon (Playing possum doesn't work against nukes.)
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To: Diogenesis
Thanks. The pictures say it all...bookmarked for permanent reminder.
16 posted on 03/23/2003 5:50:01 AM PST by Dutchgirl
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To: Diogenesis
Thank you Diogenesis.

Seeing the smiles on the faces of the (much to thin) children has me thanking GOD that we have finally taken this step.

18 posted on 03/23/2003 5:52:54 AM PST by Dustbunny
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To: Diogenesis; Ragtime Cowgirl
Beautiful! Waiting patiently for that ridiculously large statue of Saddam to fall.

Reminder: originally from armymarinemom last week, passed on to me by Ragtime Cowgirl:

"I got a phone call from the sand box this morning. My son said that news of rallies to support our troops has reached Kuwait. He asked that I thank everyone involved because support from home means the world to our troops."


They can hear you!
19 posted on 03/23/2003 6:04:25 AM PST by NautiNurse (Usama bin Laden has produced more tapes than Steely Dan)
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To: InShanghai


The U.S.-led invasion of Iraq is making faster progress than expected, but resistance could last a while, a U.S. Air Force general says. U.S. armoured columns are heading northward towards Baghdad and one British defence source said he expected a fight for the capital to begin on Tuesday. REUTERS


US Army special forces sit on top of their Humvees as they secure important ground in the south of the city of Najaf in central Iraq, March 23, 2003. US infantry and engineers secured the ground after heavy gun fires with Iraqi soldiers during the night. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach REUTERS

Hundreds of protesters turned out for a rally to show support for American troops at Cathedral Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 22,. 2003. The rally included patriotic songs, prayer, speeches, and a color guard. REUTERS/Allen Fredrickson

20 posted on 03/23/2003 6:07:35 AM PST by InShanghai (I was born on the crest of a wave, and rocked in the cradle of the deep.)
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To: LindaSOG
BTTT!!!!!!!!
21 posted on 03/23/2003 6:11:45 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: Diogenesis
Thanks Dio

Bump for our Heroes
22 posted on 03/23/2003 6:23:11 AM PST by Rightly Biased (<><)
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To: Diogenesis
Wow fantastic report, Thank you!!!
23 posted on 03/23/2003 6:25:48 AM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: Diogenesis

A British army soldier shows thumbs-up from the top of a
Challenger tank, as a big convoy of armored vehicle rolls
toward the southern Iraqi town of Basra, March 22, 2003.
U.S. Marines have defeated Iraqi forces in a battle on the
outskirts of Basra on Saturday, taking many prisoners, a
Marine captain said. REUTERS/Oleg Popov THANKS! D
24 posted on 03/23/2003 6:31:50 AM PST by Magoo (Go Franks!)
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To: Diogenesis
My modem's sizzling - excellent pix. BTTT!
25 posted on 03/23/2003 6:31:55 AM PST by bwteim
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To: bentfeather
The picture of the untouched mosque provides a taste of the artistic beauty of Islamic architecture.

It is fashionable on FR to bash Arabic things, but some are quite beautiful and the fact they remain can only be appreciated by the Iraquis..

26 posted on 03/23/2003 6:44:51 AM PST by bert (Don't Panic !)
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To: Diogenesis

A U.S. soldier was detained Sunday on suspicion of throwing grenades into three tents at a 101st Airborne command center in Kuwait, killing one fellow serviceman and wounding 13, three of them seriously.

27 posted on 03/23/2003 7:18:45 AM PST by GummyIII
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To: Diogenesis
Awesome, absolutely awesome. Where should everyone go to get great war coverage? Right here at FR by our famous Diogenesis.

The word "Thanks" just doesn't express the gratitude for the great service you provide here. But, thanks!

28 posted on 03/23/2003 7:20:12 AM PST by gramho12 (God bless our troops)
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To: GummyIII
Video after grenade attack in Kuwait
29 posted on 03/23/2003 7:23:15 AM PST by GummyIII
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To: Diogenesis
PICTURES YOU MAY NOT SEE ON TV

In Kuwaiti , a citizen shouts 'Bush is a real man! God save him, his father liberated Kuwait,
and now his son Bush is liberating Iraq.'. Bandito reports that the media walked away from
him to find some ranting Islamic terrorist to interview.

The lame-stream media makes me sick. Thank heaven for the FreeRepublic and Fox. God bless our troops and our President, and thank you, Dio, for all you do!!

30 posted on 03/23/2003 7:24:18 AM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion
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To: Diogenesis
I knew this was going to be a good one when it took so long to load. :o)

We're firing expired missiles? Darn, I guess if it misses we can't go back and get it repaired.

31 posted on 03/23/2003 7:34:46 AM PST by McGavin999
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To: Diogenesis
Bump for Freedom.
32 posted on 03/23/2003 7:39:28 AM PST by Samwise (prayers for our troops)
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To: Diogenesis

Smacking the image of Saddam's face with a shoe is probably a death penalty offense ... but this guy looked pretty happy to do it on camera.

Uh oh, this bomb is out of warranty. I guess that means they can't send it back for warranty repairs if it somehow, oh, I don't know, breaks into thousands of pieces suddenly.

33 posted on 03/23/2003 7:42:58 AM PST by coloradan
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To: Diogenesis

A U.S. Marine from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit discards a portrait of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein he removed it from the command office of the southern Iraqi naval base in Az Zubayar.

A British Royal Marine from 42 Commando fires a Milan wire-guided missile at an Iraqi position on the Al Faw peninsula in southern Iraq on Friday.

U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division soldiers secure a field near Najaf, Iraq, early Sunday. The U.S.-led forces were within 100 miles of Baghdad, but had encountered some areas of stiff resistance from Iraq troops.

34 posted on 03/23/2003 8:14:05 AM PST by Incorrigible
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To: Diogenesis
Prayers


35 posted on 03/23/2003 8:21:05 AM PST by Lady Jag (Googolplex Star Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: Diogenesis
Big bump!
36 posted on 03/23/2003 8:34:20 AM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: LindaSOG
Good morning

thanks for the ping & the pics
37 posted on 03/23/2003 8:40:41 AM PST by firewalk
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To: Diogenesis
Bump!
38 posted on 03/23/2003 8:45:41 AM PST by lormand
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To: Diogenesis
Great pictures, again, Thanks for this post & keep up the good work....
39 posted on 03/23/2003 9:51:17 AM PST by maxamillion
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To: lormand; Diogenesis
Bump and Thank you!
40 posted on 03/23/2003 9:57:05 AM PST by Huber (Patriotic to the core!)
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To: Diogenesis; *war_list; W.O.T.; 11th_VA; Libertarianize the GOP; Free the USA; knak; MadIvan; ...
Wonderful and awesome job by you!

Thank you !

OFFICIAL BUMP(TOPIC)LIST

41 posted on 03/23/2003 9:57:32 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Where is Saddam?)
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To: Diogenesis

In this image from video, a U.S. Marine fires a Javelin missile, a portable shoulder-launched anti-tank weapon, at a building near Umm Qasr, Iraq, during a battle with Iraqi forces Sunday, March 23, 2003. (AP Photo/Pool via APTN)

42 posted on 03/23/2003 10:02:17 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity
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To: Diogenesis

The last of two U.S. Air Force B-52 bombers takes off at an angle in a cloud of smoke, on a mission over Iraq from RAF Fairford airbase, western England, Sunday March 23, 2003. The bombers are flying missions over Iraq.(AP Photo/Max Nash)

43 posted on 03/23/2003 10:06:00 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
Awesome pictures, we appreciate this thread. Every picture aids our understanding of the battle and brings us closer to these heroes.
45 posted on 03/23/2003 10:57:48 AM PST by maranatha
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To: maranatha
Every picture shows how wonderful, brave, and valiant the military of the United States of America is
and how correct the decision of President Bush was.

Every picture proves how important are both freedom and the
the War for Enduring Freedom.


46 posted on 03/23/2003 11:02:36 AM PST by Diogenesis (If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us.)
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To: Diogenesis

A U.S. Marine fires a Javelin missile, a portable shoulder-launched anti-tank weapon, at a building near Umm Qasr, Iraq (news - web sites), during a battle with Iraqi forces Sunday, March 23, 2003

47 posted on 03/23/2003 12:08:48 PM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: Diogenesis
I have been on vacation for the last week and without computer access, so I just got a chance to look at all of the amazing stuff you have posted in that time. My only comment is that if there is a Freeper of the year award, it should be awarded post haste to you. A fantastic job, thanks for all of the hard work you have done!!!!!!!
48 posted on 03/23/2003 12:28:02 PM PST by Brad C.
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To: Diogenesis
Diogenesis: Simply the best coverage of the war obtainable. I don't know your sources but FOX, MSNBC, CNN et al could learn from your techniques and amazing editing ability. Great job - thank you!

Eagles Up to you! God Bless All Coalition Troops

49 posted on 03/23/2003 12:48:09 PM PST by HardStarboard
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To: Diogenesis
Beautiful work as always. Thank you.
50 posted on 03/23/2003 12:49:39 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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