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  • Right On Iraq

    Posted by Shannon Love on September 24th, 2004 (All posts by )

    Guess who said this:

    “We know we can’t count on the French. We know we can’t count on the Russians,” said Mr. Guess-Who “We know that Iraq is a danger to the United States, and we reserve the right to take pre-emptive action whenever we feel it’s in our national interest.”

    Go ahead guess!

    Give up?

    Bwaa ha ha ha!

    Jeez, I just laughed so hard I schadenfreuded my britches!

    (Update: The quote is looking increasingly dodgy. In fact, it doesn’t seem to be so much a quote as a creative reconstruction. It is sort of like what the press does to Rumsfield all the time. *Sigh* It was just to funny to doublecheck.)


    4 Responses to “Right On Iraq”

    1. Tom Maguire Says:

      Careful, gents – there is some doubt (lots of doubt, actually) over whether the Wash Times ran an exact quote, or a paraphrase provided by King.

      This was kicked around the blogosphere last spring – here is my old post with both excerpts and a transcript.

      I have some current thoughts on this here.

      Powerline is similarly puzzled, BTW.

      Have a great weekend.

    2. Shannon Love Says:

      Tom Maguire,

      Stop raining on my parade.

      By the way, does anybody know how to get shadenfreude out of cotton?

    3. incognito Says:

      No, I saw a replay on Oreilly factor last night where Bill interviewed Kerry on 12/11/01. He more or less said the same thing – ie we reserve right to pre-emptive strike, Saddam has been violating resolutions, U.S. reserve right to act unilaterally, etc etc. Really something.

    4. Sylvain Galineau Says:

      it was just too funny to doublecheck
      Yeah, that’s what Dan Rather said too…another reason to prefer blogging….