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Al Qaeda Watch: AP Photo Caption Has it WRONG

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** FILE ** Exiled Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden is seen in this April 1998 file photo in Afghanistan. Al-Jazeera aired an audiotape purportedly from Osama bin Laden on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006, saying al-Qaida is making preparations for attacks in the United States but offering a truce to rebuild Iraq and Afghanistan. (AP Photo)

Michelle Malkin: AP: TERRORIST=DISSIDENT

You have to be kidding me!

The link to the photo is here.

A summary page link on Yahoo! is here.


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Clinton Supports Blair and Labour Party

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Former President Clinton puts in a campaign appearance (via satellite) for Prime Minister Tony Blair:

Former US president Bill Clinton rallied in support of Prime Minister Tony Blair‘s Labour Party, urging British voters to turn out in force for a May 5 general election.

Appearing on a giant screen at a Labour Party meeting in London, the former Democrat leader warned that when a country has “a progressive government in power, our people get a little easily disillusioned.”

“They don’t like this policy or that policy. They sometimes fall into the trap of thinking it doesn’t matter and there are no consequences.”

“But if you believe that look at the difference in the US between now and four years ago,” he said, in a reference to the election of President George W. Bush, a Republican, in the United States.

Clinton’s remarks were made after Blair gave a speech outlining his party’s ambition to combat poverty in the developing world.

In the fight against global poverty, Clinton argued that global leadership was key to making a real difference.

“We just need leadership and Tony Blair, (Chancellor of the Exchequer) Gordon Brown and New Labour are providing that leadership,” he said.

“I’m just here to say thank you, amen and go get ’em,” he concluded……


Meanwhile the White House has already weighed in:

Answering a question on whether Bush wanted Blair to be triumphant on May 5, White House spokesman Scott McClellan had said earlier this month that the issue would be “decided by the people in the United Kingdom”.

“We don’t tend to get involved in internal political matters,” he said.

“But Prime Minister Blair has been a good friend of the president and a strong ally in the war on terrorism and we appreciate the partnership that we have with Prime Minister Blair and his government.”

No matter who challenges Blair he would be safe. So, why not take support from both sides…..LOL…..

The real election battle will be to choose his successor.

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Hugh Hewitt et al vs MSM (LA Press)

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Hugh Hewitt and other bloggers will face off in a “Blogs and the Commentariat evening”. The event will be held at the Los Angeles Press Club:


Meet Hugh Hewitt, author of “Blogs: Understanding the Information Reformation That’s Changing Your World”

PRESENTED BY: The Los Angeles Press Club, Amy Alkon, Emmanuelle Richard, and Cathy Seipp

WHAT: A Blogs and the Commentariat evening, starring guest-of-honor Hugh Hewitt: author, radio host, constitutional law professor, blogger and opinion columnist (for the Weekly Standard‘s online site The Daily Standard.) Hugh will discuss his new book “Blogs: Understanding the Information Reformation That’s Changing Your World,” along with related topics such as bloggers vs. the mainstream media — which means in particular of course, our own favorite mainstream media the Los Angeles Times.

PLUS: Special appearance by L.A. Times Sunday Opinion editor Bob Sipchen, who edits the Times-criticizing Outside the Tent feature, along with Outside the Tent contributors Mickey Kaus, Matt Welch and others to be announced.

WHEN: Tuesday, Apr. 26, 7-10 p.m. Short talk and Q&A session at 8:30 p.m.

LOCATION: The L.A. Athletic Club’s main bar (3rd Floor), 431 W. 7th St. (7th & Olive) validated parking in the garage at 646 S. Olive St. (PLEASE NOTE: The L.A. Athletic Club has a dress code, “casual” for the main bar, but that still means no torn jeans, gym shorts, etc.) L.A. Athletic Club phone: (213) 625-2211. Cash bar, complimentary hot hors d’oeuvres. More info: laac.com.

SPECIAL THANKS TO: L.A. Athletic Club member Jim McCarthy of Gold Star Events who arranged this great location for us. More info: http://www.goldstarevents.com

RSVP: Mandatory. Contact info@lapressclub.org or 323-469-8180

Flap will be attending.

Looking forward to meeting other bloggers and MSM types at the event.

BTW: Hugh the one RSVP link (non-members of LA Press Club) on your site returned the e-mail Flap sent.

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