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July 03, 2007

What Is That Strange Noise You're Making With Your Mouth, Foreign Person?

CNN just ran a show on terrorism in England. Here's my favorite part:

NAWAZ: As far as terrorism is concerned, we can't even touch the immensity of state terrorism that has gone on by the West.

AMANPOUR: You mean that?

NAWAZ: I absolutely mean it, right across the globe, even in Europe people are sick, sick to death of the American foreign policy.

AMANPOUR: Aki Nawaz may be on the cultural cutting edge, but his take on America is becoming mainstream in Britain's Muslim community...This so worries the United States that it sent its ambassador, Robert Tuttle, and his wife Maria, to reach out to Muslims here in Britain. Today they're visiting Birmingham's central mosque...

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You can't bring democracy to Iraq if you bomb cities and kill children and men and women. They're not going to love you. If you're killing my child, I'm not going to love you. I'm going to hate you. And this is what he has done. Sorry, Mr. Ambassador, you know, you're a nice man. How can you defend Mr. George Bush's policy?

ROBERT TUTTLE, U.S. AMBASSADOR: Let me say first let the record show he said I was a nice man, let's not forget that, all right? I've known President Bush for 25 -- almost 25 years. He's not anti-Muslim. He's not anti-Islam.

You may scoff, but remember that in Muslim-speak, "If you're killing my child, I'm not going to love you" actually means "BUSHITLER HATES TEH MUSLIM!!!"

EARLIER: My Name Is Andrea Mitchell, And I Can't Hear A Word You're Saying

Posted at July 3, 2007 05:07 PM | TrackBack

Speaks voluums for cronyism, doesn't it.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at July 3, 2007 05:33 PM

Deafness needs to be put into the canon of journalistic best practices (if it's not already).

Posted by: Dick Durata at July 3, 2007 06:02 PM

What a bunch of whining crybabies! They strap suicide belts on their children and send them off to die for Allah, but when we kill their kids they get all testy. How can we civilized chaps deal with such unreason and silly behaviour?

Posted by: Lance Wittingsley at July 3, 2007 06:57 PM

No, George Bush is not anti-Muslim, he is not anti-Islam, but he is pro-MAMMON. And MAMMON is a more merciless God than even Al Qaeda's interpretation of Allah can ever be.

Posted by: En Ming Hee at July 3, 2007 09:32 PM

See, he ACTUALLY believes he's a "NICE GUY". He works for and knows George Bush personally, helping turn the Middle East into one large killing zone, yet he clings to "I'm a nice guy" 25 years no less, enough to purchase an Ambasadorship. The questioner may even be "jerking his chain" (to be discrete) and yet Mr. Ambassador will still put "nice guy" on his resume. Please allow me to announce, scientifically, that GREED AND STUPIDITY STILL DANCE, hand in hand down that great sidewalk of life.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at July 3, 2007 11:14 PM

"dance hand in hand down that great sidewalk of life..."

Vaudeville lives! Either that, or Irving Berlin.
But, Mike, you got the greed and stupidity part right. Maybe for fleeting moments in the Renaissance or the 18th century, stupidity was not the prime driver of all human affairs, but the rest of the time, yeah.
Happy 4th, and a couple of Guinnesses raised to Tom Paine, Erasmus, Mill and Mills, Orwell and Brecht. Cheers.

Posted by: donescobar at July 3, 2007 11:25 PM

Comedian David Cross's take on Ron Paul, Rudolph Giuliani, and bin Laden's reason for the 9/11 attacks. via Sheldon Richman

Very funny but True!!

Posted by: Sam at July 4, 2007 05:21 AM

FWIW, Amanpour is married to Clinton's State Dept. mouthpiece, Jamie the-Serbs-murdered-100,000-Kosovars-and-put-them-in-mass-graves Rubin.

Posted by: Winston Smith at July 4, 2007 08:26 AM

shorter US Ambassador: you mean those funny little dark squiggles that turn into red mush when we drop bombs on them are people? well blow me down!

Posted by: almostinfamous at July 4, 2007 11:25 AM

Is Lance Wittingsley a humorist ? Or a moron of sideral proportions ?

Posted by: ZapPow at July 4, 2007 04:16 PM

Tuttle is a liar. He stated that US troops don't use White Phosphorous (an incendiary) as a weapon ... when US troops know damn well that they do!

This guy does not have a problem with burning innocent people to death and then lieing about it.

Posted by: Bill Occam at July 5, 2007 07:28 AM

I half expect Fox News to use this as the centerpiece of their latest story on The Triumph of The Bush Foreign Policy: "Today at a mosque in Birmingham, Unidentified Male said the U.S. Ambassador to the UK -- a close personal friend of President Bush -- is a 'nice man.'" See, you foolish liberals, how well everything is going?

Posted by: Whistler Blue at July 5, 2007 05:16 PM