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July 14, 2009

Thank God Our Bluggers Are Completely Different From Saddam Hussein

Back in 2007 I had a long and tedious exchange with Clinton administration apparatchik Michael Cohen. Among other things, he wondered why on earth Saddam Hussein prevented UNSCOM from inspecting Iraqi presidential palaces for a period of time. Here's what I said:

...two seconds after the UN resolutions on WMD were passed in 1991, the George H.W. Bush administration said it wanted to see Saddam overthrown whether Iraq disarmed or not. The Clinton administration repeatedly said it wanted Saddam overthrown. In 1998 Congress passed a law saying the policy of the US regarding Iraq was regime change. If Iran declared its policy toward the US was regime change, would Cohen find it absurd if the U.S. Secret Service sometimes blocked Iranian spies from wandering around the White House?

Here's what Saddam Hussein said in his FBI interrogation:


(Joke based on the hundreds of previous posts like this.)

—Jonathan Schwarz

Posted at July 14, 2009 08:51 PM

if i were you, i would be watching out for the black helicopters and blue helmets, man...

Posted by: almostinfamous at July 15, 2009 11:48 AM

Got to LOVE that agent orange!

Posted by: Mike Meyer at July 15, 2009 03:25 PM

agent orange -- like agent 99 only updated." I told you not to tell me that!"

Posted by: drip at July 15, 2009 05:54 PM

Ah, Michael Cohen. Still blogging, is he? I went over and checked his crappy website ("democracy arsenal", I shit you not) and found a total of 25 recent posts, and a total of 32 comments. That's an average of 1.3 comments per post.

I think it's his mom.

Posted by: SteveB at July 16, 2009 12:12 AM