April 7, 2004 New
pages by 10 a.m. Monday-Friday
rockets Fallujah mosque, 40 Iraqis dead Until the mosque
attack, reports had at least 30 Americans and more than 150 Iraqis dead
in fighting there and nearby
forces fire missiles at mosque in Fallujah Five Marines had been
shot from the mosque before commanders authorized the use of air power
and laser-guided missiles against it.
shot-up Humvee Maurizio
Gambarini/ European Pressphoto Agency
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fighting spreads to 6 Iraqi cities
Ten-Foot Poll RESULT
8:20am-11pn Wednesday 4/7/2004
Do you get the feeling we should have more troops in Iraq?
quits, says US has cheated Indians
would keep your email even after account closed
stirs up state House race in Cleburne
Rice's opening statement to be about 20 minutes long
In her opening statement, Ms. Rice is expected to speak directly to the
survivors of those killed in the Sept. 11 attacks, some of whom will be
in the audience in a Senate hearing room. Those survivors were angry that
the White House had barred Ms. Rice from testifying in public, and it
was their pressure, in part, that forced President Bush to waive claims
of executive privilege that were preventing her testimony.
panel disputes White House criticism Spokesman insinuating
that commission members shirked duty called 'infuriating.' White House
spokesman Scott McClellan complained last month that when she testified
in private, "only five members showed up" to hear what she had
to say... What McClellan didn't tell reporters was that on Nov. 21
long before Rice met with the five commissioners in February the
White House counsel's office had sent the commission a letter saying no
more than three commissioners could attend meetings with White House aides
of Rice's rank.
Cat in Easter hat. Thanks, Pauline
social promotion of Chicago 3rd graders: "few benefits"
may promote failing older students to cut dropouts
Partisan Skies "In order to eliminate all conversation across
party lines, I really think liberals and conservatives need separate airlines."
denies Kerry connection The Pittsburgh condiment maker has been putting
considerable distance between its brand name and Democratic presidential
candidate Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts.
going after porn, even soft porn and cable TV shows 32 prosecutors,
investigators and a handful of FBI agents are spending millions of dollars
to bring anti-obscenity cases to courthouses across the country for the
first time in 10 years. Nothing is off limits, they warn, even soft-core
cable programs such as HBO's long-running Real Sex or the adult movies
widely offered in guestrooms of major hotel chains.
Arkansas lawmen accused of beating suspect
about "wild boys raised in Canadian wilderness"
boy' returns home to California from Canada
Ridge met by tough Seattle crowd Audience at homeland security
meeting questions Bush administration policies
bad CD ain't selling all that well
man fondling himself -- or just "resetting" himself?
outrageous false imprisonment" ends after 24 years
found in children's petting pool
White House bio
of Condoleezza Rice HERE
Condi's Credibility Gap HERE
Painful Memories Erased Prior to Testimony
by Andy Borowitz
In preparation for her testimony in front of the 9/11 commission this
Thursday, the White House has redacted the brain of National Security
Adviser Condoleezza Rice twenty-eight times, White House spokesman Scott
McClellan confirmed today.
Doctors at Bethesda Naval Hospital used an experimental new procedure
in which painful or embarrassing memories are virtually zapped away by
a pinpoint laser beam in order to make the twenty-eight redactions to
Dr. Rices brain.
According to White House sources, Dr. Rice now has no memory of any conversations
about Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, Pervez Musharraf, Richard Clarke,
or the unmanned Predator drone.
In addition, Dr. Rice can no longer recall anything that happened in the
first nine months of the year 2001, the sources confirmed.
Her memory pretty much picks up at the point where she starts doing
an amazing job to protect America from terrorism, one source said.
White House spokesman McClellan denied that the twenty-eight redactions
were made to Dr. Rices brain in order to conceal damaging revelations
that might otherwise come out in her congressional testimony.
In the two hours allotted for her testimony, it would have been
impossible for Dr. Rice to tell everything she knows, Mr. McClellan
told reporters. But now, thanks to this procedure, she knows virtually
At Bethesda Naval Hospital, doctors who performed the brain-zapping procedure
said that the first question they asked Dr. Rice when she regained consciousness
was, Who is the President of the United States?
She was unable to remember Dick Cheneys name, one doctor
said. Thats when we knew the procedure was a success.
I hope you saw Oprah's
show yesterday. She came to San Antonio and interviewed
recuperating soldiers at Brooke Army Medical Center and then
in her studio, interviewed two POW's. Oprah appeared amazed at the
brave attitudes of the soldiers.
They have burn scars, missing limbs and horrible nightmares from
their memories but everyone of these men and women said they would
do it again. One young man that had just returned from surgery,
scared from being on fire, bandaged and still weak, said he couldn't
wait to be released as he was going back to Iraq and wanted to get
there as soon as possible.
One of the POW's, Shoshanna Johnson, said she wouldn't get
caught again, but she would join the Army again. Oprah vividly described
each of the soldiers attack possibly for shock value and I got the
feeling she was stunned to witness their devotion to their country
and fellow soldiers.
Her show was a fabulous testament to the brave and wonderful men
and women fighting so we can sleep at night a little more peacefully.
One young man said it all when he told her he would gladly give
his life for his country because "Freedom isn't free!"