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Monday, July 07, 2003

I saw this fellow Norman Solomon from the self-titled "Institute for Public Accuracy" on C-SPAN this weekend. He repeated the oft-asserted but now-discredited claim that American sanctions killed Iraqi children.

Can you imagine that? CNN sends back pictures of American GIs taking dumps on Saddam Hussein 24 carat gold toilets at one of his dozen palaces, and some people STILL blame America for the suffering of Iraqi children.

Institute for Public Accuracy

U.S. and U.N. officials claim Saddam Hussein might use his presidential compounds to hide weapons of mass destruction. These aren't, after all, just stately mansions. There are scores of official residences, and some are sprawling complexes that cover several square miles, with as many as 90 buildings. Amid waterfalls and man-made lakes in Saddam's assorted Xanadus, there's reportedly a factory for building pleasure boats and a prison for torturing dissidents.

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