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(Politico)   Governor Patrick: Seriously, you guys are idiots. You really had Wolf Blitzer going out there with information he made up as a "scoop"? What happened guys, you used to be cool   ( divider line
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2013-04-18 06:07:17 PM  

Kittypie070: StreetlightInTheGhetto: Rapmaster2000: My favorite part was where the Iraqis took babies out of incubators and stacked them in the hall like cordwood. It was so over-the-top evil.

This was a thing?


In fact, the most emotionally moving testimony on October 10 came from a 15-year-old Kuwaiti girl, known only by her first name of Nayirah. According to the Caucus, Nayirah's full name was being kept confidential to prevent Iraqi reprisals against her family in occupied Kuwait. Sobbing, she described what she had seen with her own eyes in a hospital in Kuwait City. Her written testimony was passed out in a media kit prepared by Citizens for a Free Kuwait. "I volunteered at the al-Addan hospital," Nayirah said. "While I was there, I saw the Iraqi soldiers come into the hospital with guns, and go into the room where . . . babies were in incubators. They took the babies out of the incubators, took the incubators, and left the babies on the cold floor to die."83

Three months passed between Nayirah's testimony and the start of the war. During those months, the story of babies torn from their incubators was repeated over and over again. President Bush told the story. It was recited as fact in Congressional testimony, on TV and radio talk shows, and at the UN Security Council. "Of all the accusations made against the dictator," MacArthur observed, "none had more impact on American public opinion than the one about Iraqi soldiers removing 312 babies from their incubators and leaving them to die on the cold hospital floors of Kuwait City."84

I remember it and I am ashamed to tell y'all that I farkin fell for it. Pretty hard too.

I remember it, as well, but when I heard it, I immediately flashed on the stories that were told against the Germans in WW1 about German soldiers cutting off the hand of Belgian children with bayonets that helped get the US into the war. After the war, it was proved those stories were merely propaganda. Incubator babies, handless children, run up to a war - it was too similar for me to believe it was true. And, of course, the incubator stories were also proved false.
2013-04-18 06:17:16 PM  
Can't you just imagine the panty-wetting at CNN this week - Boston bombs, poison-laced letters and a fertilizer factory exploding. They must have been cumming at their desks.
2013-04-18 08:02:07 PM  
Mark Twain - "If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed."
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