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  • White House Angrily Reacts to Request That Rhodes Testify About Iran Deal Deception

    05/12/2016 2:16:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/12/2016 | Alyssa Canobbio
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest angrily reacted to the suggestion that embattled Obama aide Ben Rhodes testify in a hearing on the Iran nuclear deal on Thursday. “With all due respect to the chairman, if he has an interest in a hearing about false narratives as it relates to the Iran deal then I’ve got some suggestions for people they should swear in,” Earnest said. Earnest went on to name congressional members who either opposed the Iran deal or as the Earnest put it were “wrong or just lying.” Earnest admitted he did not know the procedure for swearing in...
  • Donald Trump: I’m Not ‘Selling Out to Wall Street’ by Bringing On Goldman Sachs Alum

    05/06/2016 10:03:44 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/06/16 | John Hayward
    On Friday’s Breitbart News Daily, SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon asked Donald Trump about the appointment of his business associate Steven Mnuchin as campaign finance chairman. The move has been criticized because of Mnuchin’s long tenure with Goldman Sachs–the financial giant seen as a Wall Street villain by the populist constituency that propelled Trump to victory in the GOP primary. In fact, during the Republican primary, Senator Ted Cruz was criticized because his wife Heidi worked for the company. “Some people are saying, ‘He’s selling out to Wall Street already; he’s gonna have all kinds of favors he’s going to...
  • CNBC’s Kernan: Rubio Sounded Like ‘Baghdad Bob’ Last Night

    03/02/2016 10:40:58 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/02/16 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” the day after the Super Tuesday presidential contests, host Joe Kernan reacted toSen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) speech in Miami, FL reacting to his performance. Kernan declared Rubio’s message to be a “weird alternate universe” and likened it to former Iraqi spokesman Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf, also known as “Baghdad Bob,” who made incredible statements about the Iraqi military’s performance during the 2003 invasion despite the facts on the ground being otherwise. “Where did Alice go?” Kernan said. “Down a rabbit hole or something? This is some weird alternate universe.  The other thing that struck me last night, did...
  • On ISIS, Barack Obama Is Baghdad Bob

    12/05/2015 11:24:22 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 4, 2015 | Sean Davis
    "ISIS is contained” is the new “American tanks are not in Baghdad” of 2015. In the throes of a tight re-election campaign in October of 2012, President Barack Obama declared that al Qaeda was “on the run.” In one sense, he was right: al Qaeda was running into the arms of ISIS, which was running wild in the Middle East. But his intended implication–that his policies had routed the terrorists, rendered them incapable of hurting Americans, and as a result made America safer from the threat of terrorist attack–was demonstrably false.
  • Our ‘Baghdad Bob’ president

    10/07/2015 10:24:30 AM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies
    WAPO ^ | Oct. 7, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf, better known as “Baghdad Bob,” was the unintentionally hilarious Iraqi information minister who, no matter what evidence to the contrary, emphatically predicted evisceration of U.S. forces during the Iraq war and denied any news suggesting otherwise. As NBC News recalled, “His last public appearance as information minister was on April 8, 2003, the day before the fall of Baghdad, when he said that the Americans ‘are going to surrender or be burned in their tanks. They will surrender, it is they who will surrender.’ ” Baghdad Bob now seems to be the model for the Obama White...
  • This Week’s Top Mis-spoke, Mis-misunderstanding and Lie

    05/22/2015 8:39:58 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-22-2015 | MOTUS
    This week’s top Mis-spoke award goes to Mosel Marie:-Goodness, what a big face you have!Following in the lip prints of Baghdad Bob the ever affable Marie advises us that the Iraqi army is still “holding the line” just outside the city of Ramadi:“Hold that line! Hold that line!” Boy, that high school cheerleading experience sure comes in handy now that Marie is the deputy spokesmouth at the State Department. Marie Harf: Varsity Cheerleader for the Grandville High Blue Aces, 1999And did you know that when Marie was an actual high school cheerleader she nearly died from toxic shock syndrome? True...
  • Dumbfounded Americans UNLOAD on Marie Harf’s unbelievable statement: ‘Iraqi forces held their lines’

    05/21/2015 11:21:50 AM PDT · by McGruff · 54 replies
    BIZPAC Review ^ | 5/21/2015 | Tom Tillison
    Doing her best impression of Baghdad Bob, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf gave the Iraqi army props following the fall of Ramadi. Never mind that Iraqi forces cut and ran, surrendering the city to Islamic State militants. “The Iraqi security forces have held their lines on the outside of the city,” Harf told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Wednesday.
  • Socialist Bernie Sanders on single payer: Will you believe me or the tidal wave of red ink?

    02/26/2015 8:04:06 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/26/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Socialists, Democrats, Communists and liberals rely on people being kept in the dark about their policies. Things are so much easier for them that way. When the media never asks inconvenient questions, any chance of the truth getting out is generally non-existent. But when the bottom publically falls out of one of their fake “benefits” it becomes impossible for these people to keep us in the dark. When the Berlin Wall was coming down the Communists were still telling people to go back to work at their useless factories where they were making useless commodities no one wanted; but the...
  • Baghdad Bob is in terminal condition

    12/08/2014 12:45:28 PM PST · by GOP Congress · 61 replies
    Of every liberal, enemy agent, and other non-conservative person in this world whom I for the most part abhor, one person stands out whom I actually have a soft spot for. That, of course, is the infamous Iraqi Information Minister, colloquially known as "Baghdad Bob", during the start of the war in Iraq. Ironically, every newscaster in the mainstream media in the United States has aspired to Bob's level of "substance" and have usually achieved such prominence, many actually surpassing Baghdad Bob's own rhetoric. To that end, one cannot really hate Baghdad Bob as much as one would like, as...
  • Democrats Are Positive The Border is Secure

    07/18/2014 4:14:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7/18/2014 | David Rutz
    The border is secure. It’s more secure than ever. It’s so, so secure.Democrats from the White House, U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have repeated that chorus over the years, but the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border has seen more than 50,000 children caught crossing it just since October. Undocumented immigrants have been sent to states like Oklahoma and Nebraska without warning. President Obama, fiercely criticized for attending fundraisers last week rather than visiting the border, has an approval rating of just 28 percent on the subject.Yet President Obama declared in 2011 his administration had solidified the border during an address in El Paso, Texas, advocating...
  • White House Press Secretary Jay Carney resigns

    05/30/2014 10:56:40 AM PDT · by don-o · 210 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 30, 2014 | BY Leslie Larson
  • Chris Matthews Still Claiming Benghazi Attack was a Spontaneous Movie Review

    02/06/2014 7:23:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 02/06/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    MSNBC has become the Pravda of the US media, the loyalist outlet that clings to discredited government propaganda even long after the government stopped repeating it. If Chris Matthews put on a uniform, he could be Baghdad Bob. In Chris Matthews’ world, time never moves forward. The old lies are still good enough.CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO MATTHEWS: This is my problem Joy with that interview and the questioning from O’Reilly, and I’m not a media critic. But the information’s out there that Susan Rice told the truth. It was a spontaneous attack on our facility in Benghazi… In...
  • Carney: ‘No Question’ Al-Qaeda On the Run

    08/06/2013 2:57:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 6, 2013 - 4:00 PM
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said there is “no question” that al-Qaeda is on the run, even though U.S. outposts remain closed due to terror threats throughout the world. “We do stand by that,” Carney said on Tuesday when asked if he stands by his previous comments that al-Qaeda has been weakened despite the recent threat, according to the pool report. “There's no question that core al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan has been severely diminished,” he said. …
  • US household wealth regains pre-recession peak (includes caveats, of course)

    03/08/2013 7:46:10 AM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 8,2013 12:02 AM (ET) | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - It took 5 1/2 years. Surging stock prices and steady home-price increases have finally allowed Americans to regain the $16 trillion in wealth they lost to the Great Recession. The gains are helping support the economy and could lead to further spending and growth. The recovered wealth - most of it from higher stock prices - has been flowing mainly to richer Americans. By contrast, middle class wealth is mostly in the form of home equity, which has risen much less.
  • Tripoli 'under control' of Gaddafi forces, says son

    08/22/2011 10:31:26 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 9 replies
    TRIPOLI: Tripoli is "under control" of the regime, a son of Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi claimed early on, after rebels said they had taken most of the capital and gunfire rattled the port city. Seif al-Islam, wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, met some journalists just hours after ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said rebel forces had arrested him. "Tripoli is under our control. Everyone should rest assured. All is well in Tripoli," the defiant son of the Libyan strongman told the three journalists at a vacant lot outside his father's Bab al-Azizya compound in Tripoli in...
  • CIA not conducting operation in Pakistan: Malik

    06/19/2011 6:30:17 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies ^ | Sunday June 19, 2011 | Pakistan News Service
    Interior Minister Rehman Malik said on Saturday that Pakistan was a sovereign state and that the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was neither conducting any operation inside the country nor would it be allowed to do so. Talking to the media outside parliament, he said the law enforcement agencies were conducting an operation against illegal immigrants. He said the people who were living in Pakistan despite the expiry of visas had also been deported. He urged the people to stand with national security agencies and criticism of them without any evidence was unjustified because they were fighting for the survival...
  • Pajamas Media: Fear the Media Meltdown, Not the Nuclear One (UPDATED)

    03/15/2011 5:20:23 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 18 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 3/15/11 | Charlie Martin
    The March 11 earthquake off the coast of Japan has been an unprecedented disaster. Now estimated to have been a magnitude 9 earthquake — one of the top five earthquakes measured since reporting started in 1900 — it was the result of a “megathrust [1]” in which an area of sea floor bigger than the state of Connecticut [2] broke free and moved under the force of colliding tectonic plates. It was so strong that it literally moved the entire island of Honshu eight feet to the east. The earthquake was then followed by a tsunami comparable to the Boxing...

    03/14/2011 7:11:48 PM PDT · by TennTuxedo · 113 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | March 13, 2011 | Dr. Josef Oehmen,
    This was originally posted as a comment on Japan Death Toll Climbs Astronomically As Nuclear Crisis Spreads. UPDATE: We have learned that this was written by Dr. Josef Oehmen, a research scientist at MIT. It was originally posted here. I repeat, there was and will *not* be any significant release of radioactivity from the damaged Japanese reactors. By "significant" I mean a level of radiation of more than what you would receive on - say - a long distance flight, or drinking a glass of beer that comes from certain areas with high levels of natural background radiation. I have...
  • Robert Gibbs's last day at the White House

    02/12/2011 12:49:00 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 12, 2011 | by: Dana Milbank
    On his final day as White House press secretary, Robert Gibbs was preceded at the podium in the briefing room by a distinguished warm-up act. "You could not ask for somebody better in the foxhole with you," the president said of his spokesman. In the foxhole. The president had, inadvertently perhaps, given an apt description of the past two years Gibbs spent in the trenches, fighting with the press. The White House press corps is weary of him, and Gibbs is exhausted. From the press corps, Friday's final briefing was not so much a fond farewell as a respectful leave-taking...
  • Gibbs stepping down as White House press secretary

    01/05/2011 12:30:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 5, 2011 | Anne E. Kornblut
    White House press secretary Robert Gibbs confirmed Wednesday that he is leaving the administration in the coming days, saying he will play an outside advisory role and give speeches before helping President Obama gear up for the 2012 campaign. Gibbs, addressing reports of his departure at his daily briefing for the first time, said the major staffing changes about to hit the White House will benefit Obama. "You have to admit there's a bubble in here to some degree," Gibbs said. The decision to leave the White House for the private sector came as something of a surprise: Gibbs, 39,...
  • Robert Gibbs Is Very Angry Senate Will Read Legislation Before Voting On It

    12/15/2010 11:09:28 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 43 replies
    Robert Gibbs Is Very Angry Senate Will Read Legislation Before Voting On It 1:07 PM, Dec 15, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK White House press secretary Robert Gibbs is angry that Senator Jim DeMint is going to require a Senate clerk to spend 12 whole hours reading the START arms deal aloud before senators vote on it. Says Obama's spokesman in a statement: This is a new low in putting political stunts ahead of our national security, and it is exactly the kind of Washington game-playing that the American people are sick of. While some express concern that the Senate...
  • Today’s Question’s for Obama’s WH [Gibbs]

    08/11/2010 4:17:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 11, 2010 | Jake Tapper
    What do you say to progressives who, on reading your comments yesterday, say, "Well, if that's their attitude, I'm staying home in November"? GIBBS: I don't think they will, because I think what's at stake in November is too important to do that. I think what's at stake in November, as you've heard the president outline throughout trips -- on trips throughout this country exactly the choices we face in November. Are we going to go back to the economic policies that got us into this mess, or are we going -- or are we going to go forward and...
  • Helen Thomas to Gibbs "Why didn't you immediately jump to conclusions" (Flotilla)

    06/02/2010 5:59:27 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 26 replies · 1,163+ views
    YouTube ^ | June 1, 2010
    Transcript: Thomas: “The initial reaction to the flotilla massacre, deliberate massacre, an international crime, was pitiful. What do you mean you regret something that should be so strongly condemned, and if any other nation in the world had done it, we would have been up in arms? What is this sacrosanct ironclad relationship where a country that deliberately kills people and boycotts every aid.. and abet the boycott?” Gibbs: Well, Look I think the initial reaction regretted the loss of life as we tried and as we still continue to gather the relevant. .. Thomas: Regret won’t bring them back....
  • Pelosi channels Baghdad Bob on This Week

    03/10/2010 7:55:55 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 8 replies · 381+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 3/10/10 | alaphiah
    I know why Nancy Pelosi believes that the people of San Francisco are stupid. I just don’t know why she thinks we all are. I have found that if you can’t follow her or if you can’t understand her, it’s not you. No you’ve just been listening to the U.S. Congress’ very own version of that master of miscommunication. Pelosi is the United States’ Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf. You remember al Sahhaf from the Iraqi war don’t you? I so enjoy listening to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. She reminds me of the final days of Saddam Hussein in Iraq...
  • Gibbs Mocks Palin And Writes Shopping List On Hand

    02/09/2010 11:22:58 AM PST · by Karma Police · 116 replies · 2,710+ views
    Talking Points Memo ^ | February 9, 2010 | Christina Bellantoni
    White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs flashed his hand at the White House press corps to jab former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Among the things he'd written in dark pen were "eggs, milk, bread," Gibbs said. This was, of course, a reference to Palin's notes she wrote on her hand during the question-and-answer portion of her address to the Tea Party Nation this weekend in Nashville. As the reporters in the room laughed, Gibbs added that he'd also written down "hope and change."
  • Is the White House on Crack? Politico: Obama to Spin Brown Win As Validation of Obama

    01/18/2010 5:58:02 PM PST · by kristinn · 72 replies · 4,063+ views
    Monday, January 18, 2010 | Kristinn
    The Obama administration is gearing up to spin the likely Republican upset victory in the Massachusetts special election for the U.S. Senate tomorrow as a validation of Barack Obama's "underdog" presidential candidacy to change how Washington works, according to Politico.Obama advisors David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel and Valerie Jarrett must be hitting the crack pipe and hitting it hard if they believe that Republican Scott Brown is on the verge taking away a Senate seat the Democrats have held since John F. Kennedy won it in 1952 because voters identify Brown's candidacy as being sympatico with Obama.Politico:An upset by Republican Scott...
  • Gibbs: Limbaugh's Haiti comments 'really stupid'

    01/14/2010 12:44:57 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 83 replies · 4,287+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 14, 2010
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is firing back at Rush Limbaugh after the conservative talk radio host urged people not to donate to relief efforts in Haiti. Spokesman Robert Gibbs says there are always people who say "really stupid things" during a crisis. He says it's sad that Limbaugh would use the power of his pulpit to convince people not to assist those in need.
  • Obama: No more 'finger-pointing' (LOL)

    01/05/2010 12:03:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies · 1,132+ views
    Politico ^ | 1/5/2010 | JOSH GERSTEIN & CAROL E. LEE
    President Obama will deliver a stern warning to his appointees at a meeting Tuesday afternoon that he won’t tolerate efforts by the CIA, the State Department and others to shift blame for the recent intelligence foul-up to other parts of the government, said spokesman Robert Gibbs. “We are going to move beyond agency finger-pointing,” Gibbs told reporters. “The president will not find acceptable a response where everybody gets in a circle and points at someone else. The American people won’t accept that.”
  • Tracking Left wing funding of NPR

    01/02/2010 5:41:39 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 40 replies · 3,045+ views
    As you start to read all this, you'll laugh at how incestuous it all gets. Let's start with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which as I've noted in the past is tied in with the Soros foundation. Together, the two worked on something called The Project on Death in America.(PDIA) And speaking of Mr Soros, he himself(his foundations) have given directly to NPR. Compared to some of the other numbers I'm seeing, it's a small amount of $250,000. But it doesn't matter. Soros money is soros money in my book. Additional information about RWJF can be found here....
  • White House dismisses new low in Obama approval ratings

    12/08/2009 7:50:03 AM PST · by markomalley · 35 replies · 1,640+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/8/2009 | Sam Youngman
    A White House spokesman dismissed polling that shows President Barack Obama's approval rating at a new low. A Gallup poll released Monday showed Obama’s overall approval rating dropped to 47 percent -- the lowest during his presidency. On Tuesday morning White House press secretary Robert Gibbs compared the poll to a child's art work. Gibbs was specifically referring to the trend line, which shows Obama's approval ratings declining. Gibbs noted "a six year-old with a crayon could do something a lot like that."
  • Tense White House exchange

    12/04/2009 1:35:56 PM PST · by nutsonthebus · 20 replies · 1,209+ views
    yahoo ^ | Brett Michael Dykes
    Contentious exchanges between White House press secretaries and members of the media have been fairly commonplace during the past few presidential administrations. However, the one that took place Wednesday between White House press secretary Robert Gibbs and April Ryan of American Urban Radio, in which Gibbs essentially compared Ryan to a petulant child, is among the most heated (and entertaining) in recent memory. The testy exchange was sparked by Ryan's insistent questioning of White House social secretary Desiree Rogers' role at the recent state dinner, which has been in the headlines because of the fallout from Tareq and Michaele Salahi's...
  • Video: Robert Gibbs Says Dick Cheney Unqualified to Give Opinion on Afghanistan

    12/01/2009 12:43:19 PM PST · by Justaham · 48 replies · 1,642+ views
    Here is video of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs this morning saying he does not know what would qualify former Vice-President Dick Cheney to render an opinion on Afghanistan. Gibbs was responding to remarks by Cheney in an interview Cheney did with Politico.
  • Robert Gibbs Responds To Climategate: "Global Warming Is Happening...Not In Dispute Anymore" (Video)

    11/30/2009 11:46:07 AM PST · by Talkradio03 · 62 replies · 1,900+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 11/30/09 | talkradio03
    Robert Gibbs continues the hoax of Climate change inside the bubble of Obama Adm. lies when asked about Climategate from Foxnews Major Garrett (Video)
  • OPERATION Can You Hear Us Now - Targets Big Media!!! Save the date - 10/17/09

    09/15/2009 7:18:27 AM PDT · by Ibleedred · 94 replies · 6,284+ views
    Website - ^ | September 15th, 2009 | Webmaster
    Obviously, the "main stream" media are hard of hearing and seeing. About 2 million mad-as-hell taxpayers assembling in Washington, D.C. for the largest-ever (most well-behaved ever, most respectful ever) protest did not make it onto their radar screens (or our TV screens). They need our help. Maybe we cannot repeat an assembly of 2 million mad-as-hell taxpaying patriots in one place, but surely those who longed to go and couldn't would love to be a part of Operation "Can You Hear Us Now?" I'll bet for every one patriot who went to D.C. there are 10-20 more who wished they...
  • Gibbs talks race, public option and Palin

    09/13/2009 3:16:17 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 43 replies · 1,493+ views
    Politico/CNN video ^ | September 13, 2009 | Eamon Javers
    White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, appearing on CNN"s State of the Union Sunday morning, said President Obama does not think opposition to him is racially motivated, a claim made in Maureen Dowd's Sunday column.-SNIP"The goal of the public option is to provide choice and competition," Gibbs said. "As the president said, he prefers the public option, however he said that what's important is choice and competition."
  • Fear for Obama's Safety Grows as Hate Groups Thrive

    08/14/2009 9:26:46 AM PDT · by reader25 · 214 replies · 8,052+ views
    ABC news ^ | August 14, 2009 | BRIAN ROSS, ANNA SCHECTER and MEGAN CHUCHMACH
    Experts who track hate groups across the U.S. are growing increasingly concerned over violent rhetoric targeted at President Obama, especially as the debate over health care intensifies and a pattern of threats emerges.
  • Memory Lane: Do you remember this guy?

    06/05/2009 8:53:06 PM PDT · by bronxville · 43 replies · 1,391+ views
    There are no American infidels in Baghdad. Never!" "My feelings - as usual - we will slaughter them all" "Our initial assessment is that they will all die" "I blame Al-Jazeera - they are marketing for the Americans!" "God will roast their stomachs in hell at the hands of Iraqis." "They're coming to surrender or be burned in their tanks." "No I am not scared, and neither should you be!" "Be assured. Baghdad is safe, protected" "Who are in control, they are not in control of anything - they don't even control themselves!" "We are not afraid of the Americans....
  • Baghdad Bob Gibbs Denies Obama Prosecution Flip-Flop

    04/22/2009 6:07:32 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies · 1,629+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Has anyone ever seen Saddam’s old spokesman, Baghdad Bob, and Bob Gibbs, PBO’s press secretary, in the same room? When it comes to denying reality, they are cut from the same cloth. And there was that story today about the doctor claiming to have cloned people . . . Really, is there anything Gibbs won’t say on behalf of his boss? I’ve put together for your delectation a video montage of the latest example of Gibbs’ truth-defying act. It’s a step-by-step demonstration of how Gibbs yesterday denied the undeniable: that Pres. Obama changed positions when it comes to the possibility...
  • Iran Threatens To Shut Straits of Hormuz

    08/04/2008 1:41:18 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 99 replies · 263+ views ^ | August 4, 2008 | Eli Lake
    WASHINGTON—Two days after a diplomatic deadline has passed for Iran to enter negotiations with the world's great powers and end the reprocessing and enrichment of uranium, the chief of the country's Revolutionary Guard Corps is threatening to close down one of the world's most critical oil chokepoints, the Straits of Hormuz. Speaking to Iranian reporters after testing a new anti-ship missile, Mohammad Ali Jafari said it could sink "enemy ships" at a range of more than 200 miles, and that shutting down the Straits of Hormuz would be easy. "Enemies know that we are easily able to block the Straits...
  • Davis Defends Bill With 'Blizzard of BS'

    11/28/2007 4:24:07 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 5 replies · 138+ views
    Their infidels are committing suicide by the hundreds on the gates of Baghdad . . . Be assured, Baghdad is safe, protected. There are no American infidels in Baghdad . . . There is no presence of American infidels in the city of Baghdad. -- Saddam's Information Minister Muhammed Saeed al-Sahaf, AKA "Baghdad Bob." Not bad, Bob. But if you want to see how flackery is done at its supremely sycophantic best, you should have tuned into tonight's "Tucker" to catch Lanny Davis's act. View video here.
  • Thompson Up, Romney And Ron Paul Down In Latest Gallup Poll (Messiah Paul Down to 1% Nationally)

    09/11/2007 10:49:01 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 251 replies · 2,357+ views
    The Liberty Papers ^ | 09/10/2007 | Doug Mataconis
    The latest Gallup Poll is out and it shows a small surge for Fred Thompson, while Mitt Romney falls, and Ron Paul falls along with him:WASHINGTON — Former Tennessee senator Fred Thompson has gotten a modest bump in support after finally announcing he’s running for the Republican presidential nomination, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds. And Arizona Sen. John McCain may have started to turn around his beleaguered campaign.McCain, who bottomed out in a USA TODAY poll in mid-August after financial woes and a staff shake-up, has rebounded by 4 percentage points, to 15%. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has slipped...
  • 'Crack in the Dike': White House in 'Panic Mode' Over GOP Revolt on Iraq

    07/09/2007 7:46:49 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 256 replies · 4,510+ views
    ABC news ^ | July 9, 2007 | MARTHA RADDATZ
    ABC News has been told the White House is in "panic mode" over the recent defections of Republican senators on the president's stay-the-course policy in Iraq. Senior Bush administration officials are deep in discussion about how to find a compromise that will "appease Democrats and keep wobbly Republicans onboard," a senior White House official told ABC News. [snip]"We're not retreating or announcing troop withdrawal," the official said, but, "we need to buy more time for Petraeus." The White House has not reached any kind of consensus about what to do, despite the high-level discussions. The White House suggests a much-anticipated...
  • { Hugo Chavez } Venezuelan Leader Says Castro Not Dying

    12/15/2006 8:00:20 PM PST · by SmithL · 33 replies · 991+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 12/15/6 | NATALIE OBIKO PEARSON
    CARACAS, Venezuela -- President Hugo Chavez said Friday that Fidel Castro is not dying of cancer, saying he had spoken with the ailing Cuban leader by phone and he is eating cautiously and well enough to joke. "Fidel doesn't have cancer. I'm very well-informed ... he's instructed (Cuban officials) to inform me of all the details of what is happening," Chavez said during a speech in Caracas. He said the two leaders had spoken twice on Thursday and discussed a series of new projects between Venezuela and Cuba, including plans for joint oil expeditions. He reiterated previous comments that Fidel's...
  • What If Baghdad Bob Was Right All Along?

    12/08/2006 10:18:58 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 28 replies · 1,658+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 8, 2006 | Tony Norman
    What if Baghdad Bob was right all along? Friday, December 08, 2006 Remember Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf? He was the former Iraqi information minister who became a folk hero in the West because of his unintentionally hilarious daily briefings even as coalition forces tightened the noose around the regime's neck. Nicknamed "Baghdad Bob" by a credulous American press corps all too willing to parrot Bush administration propaganda, the Iraqi bureaucrat had a talent for lurid prose that hinted at a poetic sensibility beneath the nonsense. Among my favorites were: "God will roast their stomachs in hell at the hands of the...
  • Saddam says victory at hand against U.S. occupation

    10/15/2006 12:43:33 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 56 replies · 1,868+ views
    Reuters ^ | October 15 2006 | Suleiman al Khalidi
    In an open letter, Saddam Hussein told Iraqis "victory was at hand" and urged insurgents to show magnanimity to opponents, saying he himself forgave Iraqis who aided the killers of his two sons. In the letter dictated to his chief lawyer Khalil Dulaimi during a four-hour meeting on Saturday in his prison, the former Iraqi leader also said Iraqis should put aside differences and set only one goal - to drive U.S. troops out of Iraq. "Victory is at hand but don't forget that your near-term goal is confined to liberating your country from the forces of occupation," Saddam said...
  • A war against Intelligence

    09/27/2006 10:26:19 AM PDT · by LM_Guy · 38 replies · 1,000+ views
    San Fran Chonicle ^ | 09/27/2006 | Robert Scheer
    YOU WOULD think that a consensus report from all 16 U.S. intelligence services concluding that he has blown the "war on terror" would be a really big deal to the president. But that assumes that George W. Bush values intelligence. Clearly, he does not. So the news that a 2006 National Intelligence Estimate concludes the threat of terror against the United States has increased since 9/11, largely thanks to his irrational invasion of Iraq, has not disturbed Bush's branded "what, me worry'' countenance. Instead, predictably, the administration's response to the leaked conclusions of the shared assessments of both civilian and...
  • Media in Lebanon – The fevered manufacture of the liberal agenda

    08/08/2006 6:54:20 AM PDT · by veronica · 5 replies · 717+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 8-8-06 | John Burtis
    Lebanon, Reuters, AP, microcosm There is so much honest news to peddle, I don’t know why the media is offering us so much pure visible tommyrot when it comes to the Israeli attacks, unless they openly favor Hezbollah and have an axe to grind. We have some pretty compelling evidence that the results of the IDF attack on Qana was a put up job and the media’s trumpeting of it all was excessive and came without any serious investigation of Hezbollah’s claims. Reuters soon ran into trouble with their sad sorry attempt to peddle additional smoke signals in a photo...
  • Wire Services Defend Staged Photos ( propaganda photos from Qana, Lebanon )

    08/01/2006 8:55:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 76 replies · 3,565+ views
    The news wire services are circling the wagons around their propaganda photos from Qana: News agencies stand by Lebanon photos.8/1/06 3:02:32 pm:If the wire services truly want to settle the timing issue, all they need to do is release the actual timestamps from when the photographs were taken. Digital cameras automatically record this information in the photograph itself, so it would be a simple matter for the wires to provide it.Will they? Or are we simply supposed to take their word for it?UPDATE at 8/1/06 4:30:31 pm:For me, by the way, the timing issue is actually not the most damning...
  • Nasrallah: Israel temporary country

    07/29/2006 3:34:57 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 32 replies · 1,158+ views
    YNET ^ | July 29, 2006 | Nasrallah
      Nasrallah: Israel temporary country   Hizbullah chief says during televised speech ‘Lebanese are standing strong, and it is clear the enemy has not achieved any military objectives’; adds: When in any Arab-Israeli conflict were two million Israelis forced to flee or enter bomb shelters? Roee Nahmias  Hizbullah Chief Hassan Nasrallah said Saturday during a speech aired by Al-Manar TV "the bombardment of Afula is just the beginning. Many cities in (Israel’s) center will be attacked if the barbaric aggression against us continues. When in any Arab-Israeli conflict were two million Israelis forced to flee or enter bomb shelters?”...
  • Lebanon's Hezbollah says five Israeli tanks destroyed (Baghdad Bob got a new job!)

    07/24/2006 8:04:49 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 25 replies · 1,384+ views
    BBC Monitoring ^ | July 24, 2006 | Al-Manar Television
    Text of report by Lebanese Hezbollah TV Al-Manar on 24 July In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful. "Fight them and Allah will punish them by your hands, cover them with shame, help you to victory over them, and heal the breasts of Believers." [Koranic verses] Within the context of the heroic epic fought by the Islamic Resistance and in fulfilment of its promise to defend the homeland, dignity, and honour, since 0800 [0500] today, the mujahidin have been confronting an armoured force of the enemy army, backed by a company of paratroopers, which its trying to advance...