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France, Britain, Barbra Streisand, and Congressman Jim McDermott, that group is the subject of this evening's Talking Points Memo.
Saddam Hussein must be very happy with all those guys. This sociopathic killer should be dancing in his bunker because Germany and France not only will not support America if it takes military action against Saddam, but Chirac and Schroeder also do not want tough language in the U.N. weapons inspection mandate.
Now, France and Germany are happy to allow Saddam to play hide-and-seek just as he did last time. Paris and Bohn are not at all worried about his weapons because they're not aimed at them. Only Israel and the USA are in jeopardy.
And then there's Barbra Streisand who on her Web site is insisting that attacking Iraq would be playing into the hands of the evil Republicans and big business. I guess Ms. Streisand didn't see the 60 Minutes report last Sunday showing captured Palestinians documents that say flat out Saddam is training and paying for bombers that kill innocent Jewish women and children.
Since Ms. Streisand is Jewish, I wonder how she feels about that. If I ever run into Barbra, I'll ask her how she can justify her stance to allow Saddam to continue in power and continue putting homicide bombers in play. I know people need people, but come on.
Then there's our pal Democratic Congressman Jim McDermott who showed up last night on Phil Donahue's program to justify his giving aid and comfort to Saddam while he was in Baghdad. Of course, McDermott would never appear on The Factor because we'd challenge him not kiss his rear end.
Thousands of Factor viewers want to know why McDermott would give propaganda material to a killer and accuse President Bush of being a liar in the capitol city of the enemy. Since I can't ask the Congressman myself, I'll give you his office phone number. Maybe you'll have more luck that I do. Congressman Jim McDermott can be reached at (202) 225-3106, (202) 225-3106. If you do get some answers from the Congressman, e-mail me and I'll read them on the air.
Talking Points believes we all have to work together in the war on terror and that perhaps Ms. Streisand, Mr. McDermott, the leaders of France and Germany have not figured that out yet. Dissent is one thing, giving aid and comfort to the enemy is quite something else, and that is what that illustrious group has done. Shameful. And that's The Memo.
The Most Ridiculous Item of the Day
Time now for "The Most Ridiculous Item of the Day."
Our pals over at CNN Headline News have been ordered by management to get jiggy. Now, when I first heard that, I thought it was a follow-up to Get Shorty.
But it turns out that "jiggy" is not a person. It's a word. And it means cool or hip or something like that. According to an internal memo, the Headline News management wants the writers there to use words like "jiggy," "fly," or "ill," which means to act inappropriately.
And that may be the theme of this "Most Ridiculous Item of the Day."
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