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Number dwarfs previous estimates.
(Number of WMD found - still 0)
By Brad Friedman on 10/29/2004 1:58pm PT  

Little wonder the Pentagon refuses to report or count Iraqi casualty figures.

We've been reporting that 28,000 Iraqi military (many whom were conscripted out of their village at gunpoint by Saddam) were reported killed at the end of "major hostilities" by various Pentagon sources at the time.

Since then, the best estimates we've been able to round up are that over 22,000 civilian Iraqis are estimated as dead. But apparently, we've been low-balling it!

This just out from The Independent:


The first scientific study of the human cost of the Iraq war suggests that at least 100,000 Iraqis have lost their lives since their country was invaded in March 2003.

More than half of those who died were women and children killed in air strikes, researchers say.

By way of comparison to the "at least 100,000 Iraqis" who've been killed so far --- and had nothing whatsoever do with 9/11 --- the U.S. lost 2,973 on that fateful day. That'll show 'em!

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Why doesn't anybody believe George anymore?!
(Another one from the 'Fool Me Once' File?)
By Brad Friedman on 10/29/2004 12:59pm PT  

Even the CIA won't play along with the White House anymore. The New York Times reported yesterday on the diplomatic "no thank you" the CIA took on rubber-stamping a White House-proposed report they hoped to release this summer subtly titled: "America Is Safer Without Saddam Hussein"

In an internal memorandum sent to the White House in August, the C.I.A. declined to take a position on whether overthrowing Saddam Hussein had made America "safer," the officials said.
...
But in that memorandum, administration officials acknowledged, the agency proposed "factual corrections" to assertions included in a draft fact sheet prepared by the White House titled "America Is Safer Without Saddam Hussein."

The assertions to which the C.I.A. recommended changes were included under headings that described Mr. Hussein as "a major obstacle" to political reform in the Middle East and said he "maintained ties to terrorists and terrorist organizations."
...
They reflected what counterterrorism officials say is a continuing debate among intelligence officials, with some senior analysts within the C.I.A.'s Counterterrorism Center arguing that the invasion of Iraq has helped to fuel Islamic terrorism by inflaming anti-American sentiment.
...
In an interview, a White House official said the question of whether the invasion of Iraq had made Americans safer was "not an intelligence judgment."

Say what?! What sort of judgement is it? An "emotional" one? A "political" one? Well, if it's up to this White House, I guess... Anyway, the report goes on...

Among the "factual corrections" contained in the document were a recommendation that Mr. Hussein be described as "an obstacle" to reform in the Middle East rather than "a major obstacle," as he had been called by the White House.
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The White House fact sheet was never released, but a copy was obtained by The New York Times. A White House spokesman, Sean McCormack, said the decision not to release it had nothing to do with the C.I.A.'s comments.

heheh...

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BRAD BLOG Fan Mail Just Keeps Comin'!
By Brad Friedman on 10/29/2004 12:09pm PT  

In reply to one of our "White House Website Scrub" stories, this comment was posted last night by someone identifying themselves as "Spakeh":

JOHN KERRY IS LIKE A BIG GRAY HAIRED BITCH THAT NAGS AND COMPLAINS. HIS WARM SPINCHTERED LOVER EDWARDS IS A LITTLE BITCH TOO. I'VE NEVER HEARD AN ELECTION CAMPAIGN LIKE YOURS EVER! YOU'RE SUCH THE NAG FAG BOYS. WAKE UP AND GET IT THROUGH YOUR HEADS THAT THE UNITED STATES WILL FAIL UNDER YOUR SO CALLED LEADERSHIP. YOU DON'T HAVE WHAT IT TAKES! VOTERS AND POTENTIAL VOTERS SHOULD REALIZE THAT BEFORE ENTERING THE POLL BOOTHS. WHY ARE YOU TRYING TO IMPRESS US WITH YOUR RHETORIC DONKEY FACE? BEWARE OF KERRY, HE CANNOT DELIVER.

After posting that same message about 10 times, the same user (same IP address) then posted another comment right after that one using another name, "wEEwEE":

Sweet site

Wow. Talk about your flip-flops! Anyway, thanks for supporting the BRAD BLOG "Spakeh"/"wEEwEE"! I feel the love...All the way down to my WARM SPINCHTER.

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By Brad Friedman on 10/29/2004 11:43am PT  


JON STEWART: Tell us who's gonna win.

POLLSTER, JOHN ZOGBY: Kerry.

Any more questions?

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By Brad Friedman on 10/28/2004 11:27pm PT  

No clue on the authenticity of the flyer below that was scanned and sent to Kos as he reported today. Given the similarity in it's message to past known examples of such dirty tricks and flyers just like this, as well as the orchestrated voter suppression tactics beginning to emerge now in Ohio and Florida, I'd rather err on the side of vigilance.

Keep your eyes out for this kinda crap...I think there will be plenty of it (if the language in the hate mail I've been receiving of late is any indication).

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Panic at GOP
By Brad Friedman on 10/28/2004 7:02pm PT  

(Reposting this from memory as best I can after something happened to the main index and this entry got killed somehow. Part of the hack/DDos attacks we've been getting today?)

If you've been listening to Rush this morning, you can tell what kind of panic they're in. He doesn't sound like someone who thinks he's about to win.

He's been going ape-shit all morning over al Qa-qaa. And for good reason. A new report this morning from KSLT Eyewitness News has an eyewitness embedded reporter who was on the scene --- with video and pictures! --- on April 18, 2003. And explosives were still there!

The video report shows footage from inside the bunkers:

During that trip, members of the 101st Airborne Division showed the 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS news crew bunker after bunker of material labelled "explosives."
...
They also found bags of material men from the 101st couldn't identify, but box after box was clearly marked "explosive."
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Once the doors to the bunkers were opened, they weren't secured. They were left open when the 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS crew and the military went back to their base.

"We weren't quite sure what were looking at, but we saw so much of it and it didn't appear that this was being secured in any way," said photojournalist Joe Caffrey. "It was several miles away from where military people were staying in their tents".

Are these definitely the high explosives that are now missing? Don't know. But it doesn't look good, and Rush, Sean, Fox and the GOP are now officially in an all-out panic.

UPDATE: More on the above now from ABC. Looks like possible confirmation of the drums and the seals seen in the video:

The barrels were found inside sealed bunkers, which American soldiers are seen on the videotape cutting through. Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency sealed the bunkers where the explosives were kept just before the war began.

"The seal's critical," Albright said. "The fact that there's a photo of what looks like an IAEA seal means that what's behind those doors is HMX. They only sealed bunkers that had HMX in them."

After the bunkers were opened, the 101st was not ordered to secure the facility. A senior officer told ABC News the division would not have had nearly enough soldiers to do so.

Dead to rights?

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By Brad Friedman on 10/28/2004 5:28pm PT  

Fin does it again! Check his latest (and final?) video of the season!

It rocks!

Then run out and give the link to everybody you know between now and Election Day! And tell them to give it to everybody they know!

Kick. Ass. We're almost there!!!

(If you can spare a few bucks so we can take out a few BlogAds for it, please DONE HERE NOW! Thanks!)

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Bush's Final Video Uses Doctored Photos!
Unbelievable!
By Brad Friedman on 10/28/2004 3:39pm PT  

It's incredible, but right now at GeorgeWBush.com --- on the front page --- there is an ad for their "Closing Video". And the photo they're using to advertise it (which appears in the video) is a FAKE!

The version of the photo below is from Kos, who has the whole story. It shows the faked soldiers circled! Apparently, Bush was speaking on a podium where the soldiers have been pasted in with Photoshop.

Unbelievable. The kid with the flag looks faked to me as well, but I'll let you know if I can find the original photo to confirm that.

I do believe they've just jumped the shark!

UPDATE: They've just changed the photo to the ad on the front page of GeorgeWBush.com! I guess getting busted will do that to ya! Here's the photo they're using now...

Too funny. CNN's now on it as the Bush campaign says they're gonna recut their doctored video! :-)

President Bush's campaign acknowledged Thursday that it had doctored a photograph used in a television commercial and said the ad will be re-edited and reshipped to TV stations.

The photo of Bush addressing a group of soldiers was edited to take out a podium, aides said, and a group of soldiers in the crowd was electronically copied and used to fill where the podium had been.

"Bush/Cheney '04: Whatever It Takes...Indeed"

UPDATE: And here finally, is the original photo that they created the fake from in the first place.

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By Brad Friedman on 10/28/2004 1:40pm PT  

While Rush and Sean and Fox continue to try and convince their sheeple that "Kerry has been blaming the troops" for Bush's failure at al Qaqaa, Rudyactually seems to have done precisely that on TV this morning apparently! Atrios has the video.

Oops...looks like they're falling apart and off their usually brilliantly coordinated lock-step message. Stick a fork in 'em.

And now...Watch Dubya's very own Bozo Moment (like his Dad's in the final days) any second! It feels like it's almost here!

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By Brad Friedman on 10/28/2004 12:10pm PT  

As more and more American troops are being sent back to Iraq for a second helping, the U.S. military death toll took a tragic jump up to 1111 today.

While a new Fin/What-We-Know video is set for release later today, here's a couple of quick hit videos in the mean time, courtesy of Brain Duffy's "No Bush in '04" from the past coupla days to a look at and pass around in the meantime:

· Bush finally manages to tell the truth!
· A Message from your Commander-in-Chief.

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By Brad Friedman on 10/28/2004 11:13am PT  

In an item I posted back in August, I mentioned that Michael Moore had video footage of then-nominee for CIA Director, Porter Goss, saying "I couldn't get a job with CIA today. I am not qualified..." etc.

Just last night, reader "G" (Email address is in the comment, but I'll be kind enough to not post it here) had this to say:

WOW, I GUESS THERE REALLY IS AN ARGUMENT THAT SOME PEOPLE SHOULDNT VOTE. YOURE ONE OF THEM. MAYBE YOU SHOULD DO SOME RESEARCH. MOORE'S FILM IS FABRICATED FROM START TO FINISH, AND THE SLEAZY TRICKS HE PULLS DESTROY ALL CREDIBILITY. HE BELONGS IS JAIL. WERE THIS AN EARLIER TIME, HED BE SWINGING FROM A TREE.
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I'll take it as a compliment.
By Brad Friedman on 10/28/2004 10:50am PT  

Our server has been subjected to various forms and waves of Denial of Service (DDos) attacks this morning. If you've had any problem getting in, or viewing any pages that would be why.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused by those who'd rather not have folks like us on the Internets.

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Official Bush Campaign Site Now Off-Limits to Foreigners!
(Last Ditch Effort to Gain Back Respect from Rest of World?)
By Brad Friedman on 10/27/2004 10:52pm PT  

In still more Internets related news...Access to the official GeorgeWBush.com campaign site has been apparently cut off, as of Monday, to all those pesky foreign countries, according to this report from Netcraft.

While non-US citizens may be grateful for this, in a cruel bit of revenge to our terror-loving neighbors to the North, reports are that Canadians are still allowed to visit the site. Sorry Canuks! But just 5 more days of this crap and your long national nightmare-by-proxy should finally be over.

"Bush/Cheney '04: We even ignore the "World" on the World Wide Web!"

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Bush's Message to America
By Brad Friedman on 10/27/2004 4:22pm PT  

Since the original posters of this video clip, TexansForTruth.org, seem to be down now that Drudge has linked to them, I'll host it here for a moment --- at least until too many folks notice and bandwidth demand knocks me out as well.

· (Streaming) RealPlayer version · QuickTime version ·

This apparently was taken during Bush's term as Governor, after he was "born again". Lovely.

(Clip sent in by Fin who captured it in time. I'll also take the opportunity to mention that Fin has another kick ass video to release shortly that tops even his awesome powerful "Start Over!" ad. More on that soon!)

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By Brad Friedman on 10/27/2004 3:37pm PT  

Ugly rhetoric? Yup.

But no uglier than her latest headline: "JOHN KERRY, COMMIE TOOL"

What goes around comes around. Butt Slut.

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