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March 21, 2008

John McCain Or Baghdad Bob?

This is very funny indeed.

—Jonathan Schwarz

Posted at March 21, 2008 04:53 PM

There was a time when I would have thought this was funny but I no longer find it even faintly amusing. We just destroyed their country and now we make fun of the way Baghdad Bob speaks? Was Baghdad Bob the enemy? Baghdad Bob speaks better English than some Americans I have met and very few Americans speak anything but English much less two languages. And at least the following statements by Baghdad Bob were actually true.

"They mock me for how I speak."

"They think that by killing civilians and trying to distort the feelings of the people they will win."

"The American press is all about lies! All they tell is lies, lies and more lies!"

"These cowards have no morals. They have no shame about lying."

"Rumsfeld, he needed to be hit on the head."

Yes I know. This is supposed to be more about McCain than Baghdad Bob but whatever.

Posted by: rob payne at March 21, 2008 05:24 PM

That huffingtonpost page makes my firefox hang; 100% cpu loop. Is it just me?

Posted by: abb1 at March 21, 2008 05:36 PM

Baghdad Bob sounds like he would be an improvement, sadly, WE deserve Mccain. (and I guess WE're gonna get him)(if I may be trite--- Racism IS the politics of America and bigotry her soul, and again, any nation that condones or ignores TREASON will not stand long)

Posted by: Mike Meyer at March 21, 2008 08:49 PM

Bob's yer uncle!

Posted by: buermann at March 22, 2008 06:08 AM

After 5 years of hostile occupation, Muhammed Saeed (Baghdad Bob) al-Sahaf's comments about the US/UK coalition in Iraq do seem extraordinary. Extraordinarily insightful and prescient.

And yeah, you're right, very funny indeed. I laughed so hard I cried.

Posted by: Pvt. Keepout at March 22, 2008 03:16 PM

John - thanks, it worked.

Posted by: abb1 at March 22, 2008 06:01 PM