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  • Test of Massive Air Force Bomb Set for Tuesday at Eglin AFB (Florida)

    03/10/2003 7:08:26 PM PST · by Semper911 · 319 replies · 642+ views
    Mar 10, 2003 Test of 'massive' Air Force Bomb Set for Tuesday at Eglin The Associated Press EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) - A conventional bomb so big that it's first name is "massive" is set to be tested for the first time at this Florida Panhandle base Tuesday. Air Force officials Monday warned residents of communities surrounding the western half Eglin's 724-square-mile military reservation to be prepared to hear an explosion that sounds like thunder or a slamming door between noon and 5 p.m. CST although the blast will be miles away. The loudness of the 21,000-pound "massive...
  • CBS - No agreement on having administration official counter Saddam's claims in interview

    02/26/2003 2:14:49 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies · 363+ views
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House sought to have an administration official counter Saddam Hussein's claims in an interview with CBS' Dan Rather, but could not reach agreement with the network on the right person to do it.</p> <p>Much of the interview was airing Wednesday night on "60 Minutes II."</p>
  • Hussein Awards Rather First U.S. Interview "In a Decade"

    02/25/2003 8:05:55 AM PST · by · 19 replies · 379+ views
    (CBS) There are just two men in the world now who can prevent a new U.S.-led war in Iraq, and CBS News Anchor Dan Rather sat down with one of them: the president of Iraq, Saddam Hussein. In his first interview with an American journalist in a decade, Hussein talked for more than three hours about the looming war and his efforts to head it off. Saddam indicated he will not destroy -- as ordered by the U.N. -- his arsenal of controversial al Samoud missiles. Saddam also challenged President Bush to a televised debate about their differences. CBS News...
  • CBS' Rather Lands Saddam Interview (Ramsy Clark put in a good word. Really)

    02/24/2003 7:05:46 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 44 replies · 517+ views
    Highmark Funds ^ | Feb. 24, 2003 | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK, Feb 24, 2003 (AP Online via COMTEX) -- CBS News' Dan Rather said hard work and luck helped him land his interview with Saddam Hussein on Monday - the Iraqi leader's first interview with a foreign television journalist in 12 years. CBS posted a report about the interview on its Web site Monday afternoon, saying Saddam has challenged President Bush to a live debate on their nations' differences. It's the biggest interview "get" of the year in television news, one all the national news organizations had been seeking. Reached by telephone in Baghdad, Rather credited his executive producer,...
  • Hussein calls for debate with Bush - Iraqi leader tells CBS anchor he won't destroy banned missiles

    02/25/2003 5:22:02 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 18 replies · 332+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 25, 2003 | Associated Press Staff
    Hussein calls for debate with Bush Iraqi leader also tells CBS anchor he won't destroy banned missiles 02/25/2003 Associated Press BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein on Monday challenged President Bush to an internationally televised debate and indicated that he did not intend to follow U.N. orders to destroy his al-Samoud 2 missiles. In an interview with CBS anchor Dan Rather, Mr. Hussein said he envisioned a live debate with Mr. Bush along the lines of those in a U.S. presidential campaign, CBS said on its Web site. Regarding chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix's order that Iraq...
  • CBS says Iraqi officials editing tapes of Dan Rather interview with Saddam Hussein

    02/25/2003 1:41:56 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 27 replies · 434+ views
    CBS News ^ | February 25, 2003
    Saddam Expects War Soon (CBS) In an exclusive interview with CBS News Anchor Dan Rather, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein indicated he feels an invasion aimed at unseating him will come soon. Speaking to an American journalist for the first time in about a decade, Saddam also denied his Al Samoud 2 missiles were illegal and challenged President Bush to debate the need for war. The wide-ranging three-hour interview covered Saddam's feelings on his own people, the American public, Osama bin Laden, and what his own fate might be. Saddam made it clear that he takes the threat of war seriously...
  • Why Saddam Let Dan Rather Be His Mouthpiece

    02/26/2003 11:21:59 AM PST · by kattracks · 11 replies · 393+ views ^ | 2/26/03 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    So why did Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein choose CBS tycoon Dan Rather to be his propaganda tool? Rather claims it was because of "hard work and luck." Here's the truth: Fanatical Bush-hater Ramsey Clark, a force in the pro-Saddam appeasement movement, set it up. Thus reports the Associated Press. Clark, of course, was attorney general to the disastrous Lyndon Johnson, who pursued that really popular Democrat war in Vietnam. Clark has even visited his pal Saddam in Iraq. Useful IdiotIn giving Saddam a propaganda platform to spout his self-serving rhetoric, Rather handed him a nationwide audience for his attempt...
  • CBS, White House in Dispute Over Saddam Interview

    02/26/2003 10:04:23 AM PST · by knak · 87 replies · 401+ views
    reuters ^ | 2/26/03
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House criticized CBS television on Wednesday over what a spokesman said was a spurned offer to rebut comments by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein during an interview to be broadcast on Wednesday evening. "This seems odd they wouldn't let the White House have a voice," White House spokesman Ari Fleischer told Reuters. He said the White House had offered a representative to counter what he said would be propaganda, lies and irresponsible statements by Saddam in the rare interview, but he said CBS replied it was interested only if President Bush made the response himself. CBS...
  • CAP TIME - Dan Rather Begs For Crumbs At Saddam Hussein's Palace

    02/25/2003 7:43:23 PM PST · by Happy2BMe · 59 replies · 853+ views
    25 February, 2003
  • [AP SCOOP] Space Shuttle Columbia Will Be Visible In San Francisco Area (6AM Pacific)

    02/01/2003 5:38:08 AM PST · by leadpenny · 366 replies · 29,830+ views
    Space Shuttle Columbia is in a decent for the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and will pass over the San Francisco Area around 6:00 AM Pacific Time. Route will take the Shuttle over Las Vegas, Flagstaff, etc. NASA has still not decided which runway will be used. Landing will be at 9:16 AM Eastern.