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Friday, March 31, 2006
Why is it that those who speak for them are...well, you read, and tell me what you think: Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan: "We're not going to cure terrorism and spread peace and good will in the Middle East by killing innocent people or -- I'm not even saying our bullets and bombs are killing them. The occupation - they don't have food, they don't have clean water, they don't have electricity. They don't have medicine, they don't have doctors. We need to get our military presence out of there, and that's what's gonna start building good will....I see Iraq as the base for spreading imperialism...." Host Chris Matthews: "Are you considering running for Congress, Cindy?" Sheehan: "No, not this time...." Matthews: "Okay. Well, I have to tell you, you sound more informed than most U.S. Congresspeople, so maybe you should run." -- Exchange on MSNBC's Hardball, August 15. ______________________________________ Ted Turner: "I am absolutely convinced that the North Koreans are absolutely sincere. There's really no reason for them to cheat [on nukes]....I looked them right in the eyes. And they looked like they meant the truth. I mean, you know, just because somebody's done something wrong in the past doesn't mean they can't do right in the future or the present. That happens all the, all the time." Wolf Blitzer: "But this is one of the most despotic regimes and Kim Jong-Il is one of the worst men on Earth. Isn't that a fair assessment?" Turner: "Well, I didn't get to meet him, but he didn't look bad in the pictures that I've seen of him on CNN, he didn't look too much different than most other people I've met." Blitzer: "But, look at the way, look at the way he's, look at the way he's treating his own people." Turner: "Well, hey, listen. I saw a lot of people over there. They were thin and they were riding bicycles instead of driving in cars, but-" Blitzer: "A lot of those people are starving." Turner: "I didn't see any, I didn't see any brutality...." -- Exchange on CNN's The Situation Room, September 19.
posted by Jack Mercer @ 3/31/2006 01:54:00 PM  
  • At 3/31/2006 04:11:00 PM, Blogger Smorgasbord said…

    I have no opinion of Cindy Sheehan. That said, I don't see anything "wrong" with her statement. I don't agree that we should unilaterally pull out now that we're this far in, but I see where she's coming from.

    I don't know anything about Ted Turner. Judging from the snippet here, he sounds like an idiot.

  • At 3/31/2006 04:32:00 PM, Blogger Jack Mercer said…

    Hi Smorg!

    Not saying anything about Cindy--I was wondering about Chris Matthews :)


  • At 4/01/2006 10:46:00 AM, Blogger chickenhawk said…

    Jack Mercer!
    I'm still alive, just been pretty busy these past couple of weeks- was housesitting for my aunt and uncle, I had some time off from work (I turned 25 March 23), preparing for a move at the end of May and got another cold this week that went away pretty fast. Ive been taking a few peeks at the blogs though and everyone is still going strong of course. Ill be getting back into the mix pretty soon though- hope all is well.

  • At 4/01/2006 02:23:00 PM, Blogger English Professor said…

    Then again, didn't Bush look deep into Putin's eyes and decide what an a-okay guy he is?

    That said, did you fact-check these Turner statements? I didn't think he was that stupid.

  • At 4/01/2006 11:13:00 PM, Blogger Jack Mercer said…

    Hi EP!

    We all know that Bush isn't the brightest crayon :)

    And, yep, the Turner statements are in the transcripts on Blitzer's site.

    Hi CH!

    Glad you're doing ok. Have been looking around for you, but figured you would have been tied up.

    Good to hear from you all!


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