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  •  Methinks factcheck (none)
    Forgets the difference between a noun and preposition.

    It is one thing to say al Sarawak was in Baghdad or that Zarqawi was in N. Irag. Those suggest a spatial relationship. Granted, Saddam was an absolute dictator, at least in Baghdad (the same could not be said of N. Iraq). But presence does not quite prove a tie.

    So to jump from the a Sarawak presence (and I'd like to check the when and where here. Was al Sarawak there before the assassination attempt? Like maybe in the early 80s, when both Iraq and the mujahadeen were allies of the US?) to a Saddam tie is a complete misunderstanding of the grammar of the English language.

    We expect such errors for Bush (and perhaps he cultivates that image for precisely this reason). But should at least understand grammar before they declare themselves the arbiters of truth.

    This is the way democracy ends Not with a bomb But with a gavel -Max Baucus

    by emptywheel on Tue Sep 27, 2005 at 05:05:46 AM PDT

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