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This is Too Bad

Saddam ends his hunger strike.

He lost 10 pounds.

(Jay Tea adds: Wizz Kiddo, Zippo, and King Kong all seem to be posting from the same Rogers Cable broadband IP in Canada. Funny little coincidence, especially with Wizz Kiddo saying "You're bang on King, you took the words from right out of my mouth.")


Comments (29)

This is so much BS! This i... (Below threshold)

This is so much BS! This is the same guy who has surrendered EVERY time he has been cornered. He would never take his own life, NEVER!

No. This is too bad! <a hre... (Below threshold)
I'm sure he'll yo-yo back u... (Below threshold)

I'm sure he'll yo-yo back up, if it is any consolation.

Bwak bwawk bwawk bwawk!<br ... (Below threshold)
metrognome57:

Bwak bwawk bwawk bwawk!
(Guess he turned into a chicken.)
Wonder what he broke fast with - certainly not a HERO SANDWICH!!

10lbs? Not bad. To be hones... (Below threshold)
Tom:

10lbs? Not bad. To be honest, I could do with a bit of a hunger strike myself.

Ghandi, he ain't.... (Below threshold)
kbiel:

Ghandi, he ain't.

Truth be told, he had to lo... (Below threshold)

Truth be told, he had to lose those few poinds. He was tired of all the kidding from the guys in the cell block, all of whom have copies of the NY Post pics of him in his skivvies...

He saved your but when he w... (Below threshold)
King Kong:

He saved your but when he was in power, now that's he is deprived of his freedom & liberty, you are dying at the rate of 2 per day. Wake up dreamers. your days are NUMBERED. Your big boats are living on borrowed
time and MUNY, yes CHINESER MUNY, if we pull out da MUNY, your boats autommatically sink, lock stock and barrel......you know, empty barrels make the biggest sound.....dare you to print this....IDIOTS.

Chineser muny? ... (Below threshold)
ztp:

Chineser muny?

You're bang on King, you to... (Below threshold)
Wizz Kiddo:

You're bang on King, you took the words from right out of my mouth. These hilly billies and trailer
trashies are stone broke and can't subdue a ragtag groups of impoverished freedom fighters in IRAQ. They are slaughtering those fat slob burger chompers like flies in their make shift tin cans every day. just a 20c bullet will dispatch dumb Humdungvees that cost
those goons $100,000, no wonder they are broke. Watch
them run like hell shortly, just like in Vietnam.
Keep the killings Iraqi HEROS, you days will return.
Keep dispatching the fat slobs daily. Fight on boys.

i know how saddam could los... (Below threshold)
diversity day:

i know how saddam could lose another 10 lbs of ugly fat. someone could "accidentaly" blow his head off with a few dozen rounds.

He lost ten pounds? I beli... (Below threshold)
John:

He lost ten pounds? I believe that that is simply referred to as a diet.

Saddam Hussein ... hunger s... (Below threshold)

Saddam Hussein ... hunger strike? Ghandi ... oh my ::: laughing :::

Did I just see idiots cheer... (Below threshold)
Chad:

Did I just see idiots cheering the killing of american troops? What a bunch of chumps. I suppose next they'll say they revere life, just not soldiers. Seems to me that right there (under the law) is treason, or at least sedition.

Oh, and by the way, the onl... (Below threshold)
Chad:

Oh, and by the way, the only Iraqi heroes are the ones that are trying to make their country into something better.

Look like poor Sadam is use... (Below threshold)
Zippo:

Look like poor Sadam is used to divert the attention of the poor quality of the yankee "fighting" force.
Great for winning a war with no enemy is signt. When
confronted, they call for mama, e.g. air support. Now
that they are on the ground, they can't fight, but very BRAVELY kick down house doors filled withe women adn children. That's a dirty shame, has the American people lost their senses? Now they cannot get in and also cannot get out! what a terrible situation they got themselves......just so that have monopoly of oil. Let me give you yankees good advice, get out of Iraq, get out of Middle East oil, pay your fair share and don't grab. Your days are numbered, so know it. See where the Brits stand today, you'll be the same in 20 years, that's not so bad, they still have their fish & chips.....and you'll still have your burgers. What's wrong with that????

WIZZ KIDDO, KING KONG, ZIPP... (Below threshold)
jab:

WIZZ KIDDO, KING KONG, ZIPPO,

what are you guys? the new Marx Brothers. i've seen a retarded monkey type better english than you.

jab

Sorry King Kong/Wizz Kiddo/... (Below threshold)
kbiel:

Sorry King Kong/Wizz Kiddo/Zippo we aren't buying crazy here. I hear that their paying premium prices for it over at DU. While you're there, please say hello to your other personality, Mr. Ho, for us.

Hehe... wizkid, zippo, and ... (Below threshold)
Synova:

Hehe... wizkid, zippo, and kong all talking to each other.

I'm not surprised that Saddam started eating. No one *cares* if he dies.

Supposedly Bin Laden has said that he'd rather die than be captured but, most of all, would rather live. Well, duh! It's not in the culture to lead by example. Better to get some dumb kids all riled up with their eyes on heaven.

I just wish we'd let our Gitmo prisoners hunger strike if they want to instead of force feeding them. What is the point of that anyhow? The human rights people are condemning us for keeping them alive. What difference if they condemn us for letting them die?

I just figured out why Bush... (Below threshold)
brian:

I just figured out why Bush wants Dubai to have control of the ports so badly.

"Dubai" is really close to "Dubya" - he misread the papers and he thinks he's getting control!

Uh oh...when the school lib... (Below threshold)
BorgQueen:

Uh oh...when the school librarian comes back, Zippo WhizKong's gonna lose 'net privileges!

To mistake the tongue-typin... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

To mistake the tongue-typing of W/Z/K for that of the metrical Mr. Ho!!! The FBI Forensics Lab beckons!

Gee whiskers, I um crossing... (Below threshold)
MeesutaHo:

Gee whiskers, I um crossing path with with a bunch of
prepubesant teenagers. I thought educating a bunch of
trailer trashies may instill some intelligence in them and make them open their minds a little, even trailer trashies has hope.....but TT teenagers are the lost soul of amerikkka. So sorry, you are the essence of the demise of USA in the next 20 years.
What a pity that the other 50% of decent, educated and intelligent Americans has be dragged down to the dumps by the likes of the poster boys here. I'm outa here....but quick too. Don't forget to call in the FBI, CIA + rummy & his gang of goons.

ooooh I am skeeered, I'm so... (Below threshold)
By DaWei:

ooooh I am skeeered, I'm so skeared of da FBI and rummy and his gang of goons Um gonna flip outa this itsy bitsy empty barrel of notions posted by a bunch of morons wet day dreaming of their impoverished overarmed nationm, drained poor and begging by those monolithic warships....but frightening NO ONE. Theres
a dozen ways those can be sunk in one clean swoop....
imagine a rubber dingy with 1 or 2 HEROS on board can scare the sheeet out of the "mightiest nation" in the world..... well aimed missiles will send them all to
Davey Jones if they dare venture into ROUGH WATERS.
Toodle loose......wise guys.
Remember and think closely...if one old bearded man named bin lardy can send shivers up bushies spine, think of 1 billion of them. HAH! BOOOO.

Every time I read Comments,... (Below threshold)

Every time I read Comments, I am convinced that people are stupid.

Especially me, for joining in.

Durrr. Me am smart.

LOL... Reading the posts of... (Below threshold)

LOL... Reading the posts of those idiots (W/Z/K) remind anyone of the French soldiers taunting King Arthur in Monty Python and the Holy Grail?

Don't forget By DaWei... I'... (Below threshold)
Darby:

Don't forget By DaWei... I'd bet that ones from the same IP addy too, and lets not forget MeesutaHo too.

Dear armchair warriors: tak... (Below threshold)
BeiDa Wei:

Dear armchair warriors: take a look brave souls!
ohn Zogby: On a New Poll Of U.S. Soldiers During Their Service in Iraq

John Zogby 2 hours, 36 minutes ago

In wars of America's century just past, we have sent our soldiers to far-off fields of battle and were left to wonder about their opinions of the life-and-death conflicts in which they were involved.
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Letters home, and more recently telephone calls and emails, would give us a peek into their states of mind. Some who returned would regale friends and family with tales from the front lines.

Times have now changed. A first-ever survey of U.S. troops on the ground fighting a war overseas has revealed surprising findings, not the least of which is that an overwhelming majority of 72% of American troops in
Iraq think the U.S. should exit the country within the next year.

Further, a new Le Moyne College/Zogby International survey shows that more than one in four (29%) thought the U.S. should pull its troops immediately.

The poll, conducted in conjunction with Le Moyne College's Center for Peace and Global Studies, also showed that another 22% of the respondents, serving in various branches of the armed forces, said the U.S. should leave Iraq in the next six months. One in every five troops - 21% - said troops should be out between six and 12 months. Nearly a quarter - 23% - said they should stay "as long as they are needed."

The troops have drawn different conclusions about fellow citizens back home. Asked why they think some Americans favor rapid U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq, 37% of troops serving there said those Americans are unpatriotic, while 20% believe people back home don't believe a continued occupation will work. Another 16% said they believe those favoring a quick withdrawal do so because they oppose the use of the military in a pre-emptive war, while 15% said they do not believe those Americans understand the need for the U.S. troops in Iraq.

At 55%, reservists serving in Iraq were most likely to see those back home as unpatriotic for wanting a rapid withdrawal, while 45% of Marines and 33% of members of the regular Army agreed.

The wide-ranging poll also shows that 58% of those serving in country say the U.S. mission in Iraq is clear in their minds, while 42% said it is either somewhat or very unclear to them, that they have no understanding of it at all, or are unsure. Nearly nine of every 10 - 85% - said the U.S. mission is "to retaliate for Saddam's role in the 9-11 attacks," while 77% said they believe the main or a major reason for the war was "to stop Saddam from protecting al Qaeda in Iraq."

Ninety-three percent said that removing weapons of mass destruction is not a reason for U.S. troops being there. Instead, that initial rationale went by the wayside and, in the minds of 68% of the troops, the real mission became to remove
Saddam Hussein.

Just 24% said that "establishing a democracy that can be a model for the Arab World" was the main or a major reason for the war. Only small percentages see the mission there as securing oil supplies (11%) or to provide long-term bases for US troops in the region (6%).

More than 80% of the troops said they did not hold a negative view of Iraqis because of continuing insurgent attacks against them. Only about two in five see the insurgency as being comprised of discontented Sunnis with very few non-Iraqi helpers.

On this question there appears to be some confusion among the troops, but two in every three do not agree that if non-Iraqi terrorists could be prevented from crossing the border into Iraq, the insurgency would end.

To control the insurgency, a majority of respondents (53%) said the U.S. should double both the number of troops and bombing missions, an option absolutely no one back in Washington is considering.

Reservists were most enthusiastic about using bombing runs and a doubling of ground troops to counter the enemy, with 70% agreeing that would work to control the insurgency. Among regular Army respondents, 48% favored more troops and bombing, and 47% of Marines agreed. However, 36% of Marines said they were uncertain that strategy would work, compared to just 9% of regular Army, 6% of National Guard respondents, and 2% of reservists who said they were not sure.

Those in Iraq on their first tour of duty were less optimistic that more troops and bombing runs would work. While 38% of first-timers agreed, 62% of those on their second tour and 53% in Iraq at least three times favored more U.S. troops and firepower.

As new photos of prisoner abuse in Iraq surface, a majority of troops serving there said they oppose harsh interrogation methods. A majority - 55% - said it is not appropriate or standard military conduct to use harsh and threatening methods on possible insurgent prisoners to information of military value.

Among all respondents, 26% said they were on their first tour of duty in Iraq, while 45% said they were on their second tour, and 29% said they were in Iraq for a third time, or more. Three of every four were male respondents, with 63% under the age of 30.

The survey included 944 military respondents interviewed at several undisclosed locations throughout Iraq. The names of the specific locations and specific personnel who conducted the survey are being withheld for security purposes. Surveys were conducted face-to-face using random sampling techniques. The margin of error for the survey, conducted Jan. 18 through Feb. 14, 2006, is +/- 3.3 percentage points.

In other words, the poll is a sound, solid measurement of what is going through the minds of our front-line warriors. It's no letter home, but it's still good to hear from the

That will do to drive them ... (Below threshold)
Rumsbutt:

That will do to drive them speechless, nothing but the truth so help them ALLAH. Good job Beida!!




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