The New York Times > Washington > The NYT: “Iraqis, Seeking Foes of Saudis, Contacted bin Laden, File Says By THOM SHANKER Published: June 25, 2004 WASHINGTON, June 24 – Contacts between Iraqi intelligence agents and Osama bin Laden when he was in Sudan in the mid-1990’s were part of a broad effort by Baghdad […]

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Eric Florack on June 26th, 2004

Just a note of a couple milestones in the life of this blog: Sometime today, I’ll be posting my 1500th post in this blog. Also, sometime today, if the trends hold, this blog will have taken it’s 400,000th hit. These are both numbers I never envisioned. Jolly well amazing. I’ll be having a beer for […]

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The UPI wire last night:: “Baghdad, Iraq, Jun. 25 (UPI) — An apparently authentic document from Saddam Hussein’s regime confirms cooperation between Iraq and Osama bin Laden, the New York Times reported Friday. The Iraqi document, obtained by the newspaper several weeks ago and described by U.S. officials as genuine, describes contacts between Iraqi intelligence […]

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Eric Florack on June 25th, 2004

FOX News is reporting: “President Bush currently has an advantage over Democratic candidate John Kerry in both the two-way matchup and three-way matchups. If the election were held today, the poll finds Bush at 48 percent and Kerry at 42 percent. When independent candidate Ralph Nader is included he receives three percent, Bush 47 percent […]

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Eric Florack on June 25th, 2004

WASHINGTON (AP): ” Vice President Cheney cursed at Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy during a confrontation on the Senate floor while members were having their annual group picture taken earlier this week, Leahy and Senate sources said Thursday.” Allow me to make my position quite clear; In all likelyhood, the snivling little f— deserved it. Leahey […]

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Eric Florack on June 24th, 2004

This one’s been making the rounds of bloggers… I’ve seen this one most recently over at Miller’s Time. Might be fun. Let’s see. 1. Where were you when you heard that Ronald Reagan died? Sitting right here… updating my Blog. 2. Where were you on September 11, 2001? At work. 3. Where were you when […]

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Eric Florack on June 24th, 2004

For all of the complaints from the left about the right concentrating on Bubba Clinton’s taking advantage of an intern, then lying about it Ann Coulter has noted a trend: “Since Clinton was impeached, liberals have been trapped in a time warp. They just can’t seem to ‘move on.’ Books retelling Clinton’s side of impeachment […]

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If ever we needed more evidence that there are in fact solid ties between Saddam and Al QaedaThis will do quite well, indeed. AlGore; Rabid moron. UPDATE RNC Communications Director Jim Dyke’s response was short sweet true and devistating: “Al Gore’s history of denial of the threat of terrorism is no less dangerous today in […]

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Eric Florack on June 22nd, 2004

WorldTribune is reporting: “The United States has sent a tough message to Saudi Arabia that did not rule out abandoning of the kingdom’s oil sector. U.S. officials said the Bush administration has warned that Americans would not stay in Saudi Arabia unless the kingdom takes significant steps to protect them. The officials said the warning […]

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Eric Florack on June 22nd, 2004

I’m already on record as projecting this farce’s demise by no later than mid-summer. Looks like I got it right; Boortz notes this morning: “The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that several employees still have not been reimbursed for their costs of attending the network’s launch.  Investors and executives say they thought the network had […]

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Eric Florack on June 22nd, 2004

You will have seen the ad; Good milk comes from happy cows, says the ad. Implication being that the weather is gentler so the cows are happy and therefore…. You get the idea.  Here’s an example. Look around a bit; they actually have the ads in streaming vid, and they are actually kinda cute. (WMP […]

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Eric Florack on June 22nd, 2004

The New York Post is reporting today: “June 22, 2004 — Fake circulation reports by Newsday and the Chicago Sun-Times have sparked questions about the entire newspaper industry and the Audit Bureau of Circulations, the group responsible for monitoring the numbers. ” Now you’ll be hearing about how this all adds up to money… ad […]

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Eric Florack on June 22nd, 2004

I’m still annoyed in the extreme at Christopher Hitchens for his bit on Ronald Reagan. But when such a liberal as Hitchens goes after Rotundo Moore with both barrels, you know at least it’ll be a good read: “To describe this film as dishonest and demagogic would almost be to promote those terms to the […]

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Eric Florack on June 21st, 2004

AP Newswire is running along with everyone else the story of a private concern putting a space plane up, and getting it back safely: “MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) – A rocket plane soared above Earth’s atmosphere Monday in the first privately financed manned spaceflight, then glided back to Earth for an unpowered landing. SpaceShipOne pilot Mike […]

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Eric Florack on June 21st, 2004

Jeff Jacoby says: “TO HEAR the media tell it, virtually nothing in Iraq is going right. Suicide terrorism, Abu Ghraib, sabotaged pipelines, swelling anti-American sentiment — the coverage has focused on almost all bad news, almost all the time.” He then goes on to list several good things going on there, that you’ll not hear […]

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