Breaking: Ahmadinejad says British sailors will be released; Update: Sailors meet with Ahmadinejad; Update: Sailors held in separate locations?

posted at 9:16 am on April 4, 2007 by Allahpundit

They’ll be “pardoned,” according to Fox News, in honor of “the Prophet’s birthday.” CNN is hearing the same thing. The press conference in Tehran is still going on, so standby.

Update: No details yet but here’s the AP story. It’ll be updated soon. Apparently Ahmadinejad made much of the fact that one of the sailors was a woman, and that he simply couldn’t bear to have a mother away from her children the way the west can.

Update: Sky News is on it too, and basically liveblogged the press conference.

Update: The fact that they let/made Ahmadinejad make the announcement smacks of a face-saving gesture. According to the Times, Ahmadinejad’s hardliners were split with the pragmatists about how far to pursue confrontation here. You may remember the Times of London claimed a few days ago that the hardliners themselves were split, with the head of the Revolutionary Guard advocating that the sailors be freed. Sounds like “Mahdi” and his crew lost the debate but Khamenei threw him a bone by letting him look powerful and magnanimous by framing the release as a presidential pardon. The fact that it’s a pardon also assumes that a crime was committed, of course, which is another face-saving gesture.

The question now, given the de facto prisoner exchange yesterday involving that Iranian diplomat kidnapped in Iraq, is how much Britain — or we — gave up to make this happen.

Update: And right on cue, here’s maybe the beginning of an answer to that question: according to Iranian TV, the U.S. is going to let an Iranian envoy meet with the five Quds Force members captured in Irbil.

Update: Fox is wondering how soon it’ll be until they’re released, but according to Sky it’s supposed to happen right after the press conference.

Update: It’s an Easter present! Well, a Good Friday present, strictly speaking:

“On the occasion of the birthday of the great prophet (Muhammad) … and for the occasion of the passing of Christ, I say the Islamic Republic government and the Iranian people — with all powers and legal right to put the soldiers on trial — forgave those 15,” he said, referring to the Muslim prophet’s birthday on March 30 and the Easter season.

Here’s the bit about the woman sailor:

He criticized Britain for deploying Leading Seaman Faye Turney, one of the 15 detainees, in the Gulf, pointing out that she is a woman with a child.

“How can you justify seeing a mother away from her home, her children? Why don’t they respect family values in the West?” he asked of the British government.

Update: Sky has video of the announcement. Click the image to watch.

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Update: He was supposed to have held this presser yesterday to escalate the matter further but it got cancelled at the eleventh hour, probably because of the release of the Iranian diplomat. This is what it would have sounded like, in all likelihood — minus any declaration of pardon:

“I’m asking Mr Blair to not put these 15 personnel on trial because they admitted they came to Iranian territorial water,” he said, referring to taped “confessions” made by the British sailors and marines…

“Unfortunately the British government was not even brave enough to tell their people the truth, that it made a mistake,” Mr Ahmadinejad said.

“We have every right to put these people on trial,” he asserted.

Update: They’re wringing every last drop of propaganda they can out of it. Here’s video of “Mahdi” meeting with some of the sailors, all festooned in snappy new suits. Click the image to watch.

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How tall is he, exactly? About 4’6, say?

Update: Repulsive. Gateway Pundit has more photos in this vein, too.

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Update: The Daily Mail says they’re scheduled tentatively to fly out tomorrow. Follow the link for yet another disgusting photo at the top of the page.

Update: The Times of London is on the same wavelength as I am, speculating that Ahmadinejad lost an internal battle and was allowed by Khamenei to play benefactor to mitigate his embarrassment. Time thinks it was either Khamenei himself or Ali Larijani, the Iranian NSA who granted the interview to British TV the other day, who was the driving force.

Update: Interesting report by Ken Timmerman, whose sources in Iran corroborate the Times of London article linked earlier in this post about there having been a disagreement among Iranian hardliners. Like ToL, Timmerman hears that the commander of the Revolutionary Guard wanted the sailors freed — coincidentally, at around the time the USS Nimitz started on its way towards the Gulf.

Timmerman also thinks it’s no coincidence that we didn’t see any group photos of the hostages until today:

Within four days of their capture on March 23, the 15 Britons were split up into smaller groups and held in different areas, Iranian sources told NewsMax. This was a lesson learned from the 1979-1981 hostage crisis, when all 55 U.S. hostages were initially kept in one place.

That crisis, which occurred during the Jimmy Carter administration, prompted a U.S. attempt to rescue the hostages by force. After that attempt failed at Desert One in April 1980, the Iranians split up the U.S. hostages so it would be more difficult to rescue them.

At one point during the current hostage crisis, the British team was split up into five groups of three, with each group kept at a different military base. The Iranians would then bring several groups together and film them, to give the impression they were being held together.

He suspects Khamenei ordered the operation as a test of western resolve over the nuclear crisis. Which, if true, would be yet another nail in the coffin of that moronic Independent article from the other day.


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We’ll see. I think they will release the sailors and Marines, but I won’t hold my breath.

Exit question: How many on the left will compare the sailors and Marines being held and released to Guantanamo detainees?

JasonG on April 4, 2007 at 9:23 AM

I wonder how much the Brits paid for this?

harrison on April 4, 2007 at 9:25 AM

I hope its true, but I will stay cautiously optimistic.

Maxx on April 4, 2007 at 9:25 AM

He got his propaganda victory. He doesn’t need them any more.

flipflop on April 4, 2007 at 9:25 AM

Just in time for the Good Friday “sneak” attack we are launching, per the Russians.

Seriously, it’s great that they will be free, I wonder what the cost to Britain beyond the apoligy and loss of face will be.

sunny on April 4, 2007 at 9:25 AM

I am thankful that these sailors and marines will be released. However, I truly hope that neither Britain nor the US made concessions to achieve this. I would much rather hear that veiled economic or military threats were the driving force.

IrishEi on April 4, 2007 at 9:28 AM

“.. I wonder what the cost to Britain beyond the apoligy and loss of face will be.”

I suspect the full cost will be spread around, with interest.

AtomicAmish on April 4, 2007 at 9:29 AM

What are the odds that Newt’s face-saving deal went down here?

Kid from Brooklyn on April 4, 2007 at 9:36 AM

Well there went Rosie’s ‘Gulf of Tonkin-google it’ moment.

Limerick on April 4, 2007 at 9:40 AM

Let’s hope the B-52′s are already in the air as the plane with the hostages takes off…

LagunaDave on April 4, 2007 at 9:44 AM

Thank you Nancy. Must have been her presence.

Wade on April 4, 2007 at 9:48 AM

What are the odds that Newt’s face-saving deal went down here?

Kid from Brooklyn on April 4, 2007 at 9:36 AM

3:1 against at best. But that’s what I really hope happened.

IrishEi on April 4, 2007 at 9:50 AM

Well there went Rosie’s ‘Gulf of Tonkin-google it’ moment.

Limerick on April 4, 2007 at 9:40 AM

Indeed!

Pam on April 4, 2007 at 9:51 AM

It does a heart good to see the words “Ahmadinejad” and “bombshell” so close together.

saint kansas on April 4, 2007 at 10:00 AM

How long before the head-scarfed Nancy Pelosi takes credit for “starting a conversation” and obtaining the release of the sailors?
Watch for the UK to cave on additional UN sanctions at the UN re the Iranian nuke program.
Didn’t Iran violate Geneva Conventions by coercing confessions, parading POWs before worldwide media, and forcing a POW (sailorette) to remove her uniform and don a head scarf? Where are the media hounds that screamed that the US violated Geneva Conventions re Abu Graib and Gitmo?
Disgraceful. Pathetic.

mountainmanbob on April 4, 2007 at 10:00 AM

What a clown show. If this weren’t so serious it would be funny.
I do think I am pretty safe in saying that no western Navy will allow a kidnapping without a fight again.
I think I have mentioned before that I have a son in the Navy. This incident has caused sailors of all ranks to wonder about their chain of command and how dedicated the command is to their life and liberty. This is not a good thing…
The west cannot afford to allow this to happen again.

Babs on April 4, 2007 at 10:01 AM

If the Irbil five are involved I will be furious.

It turns my stomach to know that Jalal Sharafi was released.

Theworldisnotenough on April 4, 2007 at 10:02 AM

Should be interesting to see the world react. No doubt this was designed to sell Iran’s image as cooperative, law-abiding nation, buy some goodwill from the “international community” and more time to generate peaceful nukes with which to annihlate Israel, and generally give the left a grounds to claim negotiations, hand-wringing and gift baskets are the best means to confront the world’s tyrants. Look for the left react as if this is vindication for them

BillLalor on April 4, 2007 at 10:04 AM

US political outcome:

1.)You don’t need to torture people to obtain information.

2.)Iran isn’t so bad, I mean they didn’t torture anyone.

3.)The Brits could teach us a thing or two about diplomacy.

4.)Thank goodness the common sense Blair and Iminajihad de-escalated the situation before Bush nuked someone.

5.)Pelosi helps build bridges of Peace just by brushing up against a country’s air space.

Etc, oy

sunny on April 4, 2007 at 10:07 AM

Yes, and know he gets the opportunity to make Iran look to the world, as a kind, gentle country, which is just so nice, it released the hostages-thought it had every right to try them. Oy.

amerpundit on April 4, 2007 at 10:07 AM

I think I just threw up in my mouth a bit

triple on April 4, 2007 at 10:12 AM

Just a nit (but an all-important-nit), but it’s not the “passing” of Christ we celebrate at Easter, but the “rising” of Christ *after* the passing, Mr. Nit-wit-Jihadi.

jwehman on April 4, 2007 at 10:12 AM

Now we can back to the much more important issue;
who is the father of the dead slut’s baby.

mountainmanbob on April 4, 2007 at 10:13 AM

know=now

amerpundit on April 4, 2007 at 10:16 AM

I hope we don’t forget that this event was started by the Iranians and they need to be held accountable.

csdeven on April 4, 2007 at 10:17 AM

This how American Company’s Act. IBM

Wade on April 4, 2007 at 10:18 AM

How can you justify seeing a mother away from her home, her children? Why don’t they respect family values in the West?” he asked of the British government.

Is it as justifiable for a mother to blow herself up in the name of Allah, leaving her small children to grow up motherless for their entire lives?

Nice double standard…

JetBoy on April 4, 2007 at 10:19 AM

This is hogwash. Ahmadinejad, that slimy little puke kidnapped the Brits then attempts to show the world how compassionate he is by granting them a pardon. If the free, civilized world lets him get away with this charade then they deserve whatever befalls them. Now, of course, we can look forward to the warped, biased anti-American trash that is forthcoming from most of the mainstream media.

rplat on April 4, 2007 at 10:20 AM

AP, check out CNN for the announcement now.

They are showing time in Tehran, GMT AND MECCA time!!!!

Canadian Infidel on April 4, 2007 at 10:30 AM

Well there went Rosie’s ‘Gulf of Tonkin-google it’ moment.

Limerick on April 4, 2007 at 9:40 AM

It wont surprise me to hear that loon Rosie come up with a different nutjob theory to explain the outcome. Something along the lines of….

Start Rosie rant…

“Booosh and Blair were all in on this from the get go. Blair sent the sailors into Iranian water on purpose. The plan was to make it appear as if we were just moments away from war in order to raise the ire of the anti-boooosh/blair crowds to new levels. Then pull back from the brink in order to make the anti-booosh/blair crowds look like knee-jerk boobs and Booosh and Blair like competent statemen! Well, WE AIN’T FALLING FOR IT!!! I have one statement..”October Surprise Conspiracy”. Google it!!”

End of Rosie rant.

csdeven on April 4, 2007 at 10:32 AM

Call me when the hostages are back in British hands, and in the meantime what was the ransom price? Did he get his 5 non special forces guys who weren’t in Iraq helping kill Americans back?

LakeRuins on April 4, 2007 at 10:32 AM

Released as a gift to the United Kingdom?

Perhaps the dispatch of the U.S.S. Nimitz to the Persian Gulf had something to do with this.

I won’t believe they’ve been released unless and until I see them released.

doingwhatican on April 4, 2007 at 10:32 AM

Why don’t they respect family values in the West?” he asked of the British government.

Ah, yes, Iran…the utopia of family values and women’s rights.

vcferlita on April 4, 2007 at 10:35 AM

Well there went Rosie’s ‘Gulf of Tonkin-google it’ moment.

Limerick

Ten bucks says (not so)Rosie credits Pelosi, on her whirlwind tour of “tea with terror”, with this…

JetBoy on April 4, 2007 at 10:45 AM

Well, how could such a compassionate country ever do any harm towards anyone? I’m sure they will always use their nukes in a responsible way.

Glad to see the sailors are safe though.

WisCon on April 4, 2007 at 10:57 AM

monky-johnny has something up his sleeve.

VTWaldrup on April 4, 2007 at 11:03 AM

In unrelated news 4 UFO’s were spotted in Iran today, flying formation over the Whadeveritsnameis Gasoline processing plant…

Unamed military sources speaking anonymously to keep their head attatched to their body stated “It had to be extraterrestrial, they were so fast, and we couldn’t pick them up on Radar”…

On another front, the US announced the first Mid East deployment of the F-22 Raptor today….

Romeo13 on April 4, 2007 at 11:03 AM

sorry Ahmadinejad

VTWaldrup on April 4, 2007 at 11:03 AM

Sorry AP. It turns out that Mecca time was showing up because CNN was carrying Iranian feeds. I jumped the gun and thought CNN was going that extra step in being sensitive to our future Islamic overlords.

Canadian Infidel on April 4, 2007 at 11:15 AM

Has anyone mentioned the fact that when he was answering the Fox News reporter’s question about relations with the US he said that he wants to have good relations with all countries, “except Israel”. I know this is certainly no surprise, but geeze, shouldn’t that be a mention in the news?

Rightwingsparkle on April 4, 2007 at 11:16 AM

How much jizyah did Britain pay for this?

PRCalDude on April 4, 2007 at 11:23 AM

How is this NOT a victory for Iran?

Fred on April 4, 2007 at 11:27 AM

Why don’t they respect family values in the West?” he asked of the British government.

A couple of ideas for new bumberstickers:

Dhimmitude is not a family value

or

Beheading “infidels” is not a family value

the possibilities are endless…….

Mallard T. Drake on April 4, 2007 at 11:33 AM

Try to imagine how this backstreet thug with a Napoleon Complex will act when he does have nukes at his disposal.

…. while the rest of the western world is whistling Dixie

fogw on April 4, 2007 at 11:39 AM

So…

Ahmandinejad can now appear magnanimous.

Pretty sneaky. Kidnap British sailors so you can the release them, knowing all the while the world press will downplay the kidnapping and upplay the magnanimous release.

Lawrence on April 4, 2007 at 11:40 AM

Still, it’s ironic that he would bring up “family values” when the very left who gave him this victory has declared their own jihad on values having to do with family.

This man knows that all he has to do to win is play to our left. His mentioning of the erosion of family values seems to tip his hat to that fact. Liberals have not just emboldened our enemies, they’ve handed them a gift-wrapped plan for victory.

unamused on April 4, 2007 at 11:45 AM

“How can you justify seeing a mother away from her home, her children? Why don’t they respect family values in the West?” he asked of the British government.

Hmmmm, yeah and I wonder if the next American “journalist” who interviews this wack job will ask him how he feels about the fact that 75% of all Pakistani women in jail are there for having committed the crime of being raped? I wonder how he feels about a mother who got raped but is unable to produce 4 witnesses to the crime and hence is convicted of adultery under Islamic law? I just wonder what he would say.

Zetterson on April 4, 2007 at 11:47 AM

…. while the rest of the western world is whistling Dixie

fogw on April 4, 2007 at 11:39 AM

Report to rehab immediately. You know you can’t use the D word.

LakeRuins on April 4, 2007 at 11:50 AM

I’m glad its over at least, Dayeanu

Defector01 on April 4, 2007 at 12:04 PM

It ain’t over until the sailors and Marines are safely back in British hands. At any moment dinner jacket can go “Gotcha” neener, neener, neener! pffffttt I am not giving them back now because of __________

LakeRuins on April 4, 2007 at 12:12 PM

I’m glad the Brits have been released but I’m not impressed by their behavior in captivity. I know that there is a breaking point for torture and pain but it appears to me that this bunch gave up even before the fight began. Neither did it appear appropriate for them to be “smoking and joking” as it appeard they were in one group photo. Nevertheless, I’m happy they’re free.

rplat on April 4, 2007 at 12:21 PM

Tony Blair’s getting his nose rubbed in a Big Pile of Dog-Sh!t, just like a puppy, being house-broken.

Disgusting *spit*

franksalterego on April 4, 2007 at 12:23 PM

rplat on April 4, 2007 at 12:21 PM

I’ll reserve judgment until they have had a chance to be debriefed and explain the circumstances and details.

Bradky on April 4, 2007 at 12:27 PM

How tall is he, exactly? About 4′6, say?

Bigot
And you guys get your panties in a wad over “faggot”.

/snark

brtex on April 4, 2007 at 12:31 PM

I’m glad the Brits have been released but I’m not impressed by their behavior in captivity. I know that there is a breaking point for torture and pain but it appears to me that this bunch gave up even before the fight began. Neither did it appear appropriate for them to be “smoking and joking” as it appeard they were in one group photo. Nevertheless, I’m happy they’re free.

rplat on April 4, 2007 at 12:21 PM

Some people don’t have breaking points.

I’m reminded of the captured soldiers in Vietnam that would cut/bruise their own faces so that they couldn’t be used in propaganda videos “apologizing for their intrusion” and proclaiming how “wonderful their captors were”.

Other than the mental torture of having been captured by a regime that has absolutely no problem killing you, these people do not appear to have been tortured at all. I could be wrong. I suppose we’ll see when they’re released. However, I can’t help but think that trained soldiers (it’s different if it’s a civilian that’s been captured) should be able to hold out longer than these 15 did.

JadeNYU on April 4, 2007 at 12:32 PM

…. while the rest of the western world is whistling Dixie

fogw on April 4, 2007 at 11:39 AM

er…..ah……in Dixie….Dixie is…well…not N-doubleA C P-on-ya material but still has some rational context for some of us……i know I’m being picky…….I’ll go back to the bunker now.

Limerick on April 4, 2007 at 12:46 PM

This whole situation shows how Western sissyfication has allowed ANYONE we have to deal with who doesn’t share our values can control the situation.

Iran has actually played this one well, and the US and Britain (especially Britain) have played it very poorly.

In the near East, we now appear to be weak, and Iran appears to be strong. And appearances are everything there. We allowed them to control the conversation though a series of idiot mistakes, from the British ROE all the way up to the reported deals with Iran.

Iran’s terror regime has been emboldened, as have Western sympathizers who provide PR cover for the terrorists.

Our inane press corps is partly to blame, but I am just sickened by the whole thing. We have shown the terrorists, once again, that kidnapping works!

Merovign on April 4, 2007 at 12:48 PM

I’d be willing to bet that the Iranians did not use physical torture, but did use psychological pressure.

“You there, stand by the map and point to the red dot or you will be responsible for what happens to your fellow hostages, especially the woman (gives leering look and points to line of large hairy soldiers similarly leering). We will tell the whole world you were a coward, expose your family, etc, etc, etc.”

But, the Brits will be debriefed and forbidden from saying anything beyond “We were following our ROE’s, we were treated well by our captors and we are just happy to be home”

Fatal on April 4, 2007 at 1:20 PM

I am the ‘coward’ that defends the hostages. I don’t give a rats third eye what they did or said….but I damn sure care what Blair and Congress said…..and GW if you are hearing this…I care A LOT what you said.

A Daisy Cutter is your friend.

Limerick on April 4, 2007 at 1:26 PM

I hope I would never have left that boat unless victorious or wounded.

I hope I would never break if I were captured.

I would hope my fear of self-humiliation and dishonor would be greater than my fear of death.

Nothing is more provocative than weakness. You’d have to live a very sheltered life not to know that basic rule. Right now, Great Britain and by extension, the West, looks very weak.

TheBigOldDog on April 4, 2007 at 1:35 PM

Seems like the British boys missed an opportunity there. One hopes that the quiet instruction being given to all our military lads now is “and if you are ever, under any circumstances, within arms length of Ahmadinejad, you will break his pencil neck.”

Plus, now we can say he’s not a good Muslim. Depending on which sura you read, Isa didn’t die on the cross. Judas got teleported there, transmorgrified to look like him, and was the one who died. Just to finish the nit-pick from above.

TexasDan on April 4, 2007 at 1:49 PM

When I heard Blair talking about the next 48hrs being critical and the fact the Iranian Diplocritter being released I thought something might be up.

Lemme break it down alittle…

yesterday the 48hr thing breaks:
http://uk.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUKLAL00186020070403

Then later in the evening the Iranian Diplomat thing breaks:
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/World/2007/04/04/3915081-sun.html

I have to wonder of Downing Street made it abundantly clear to Imanutjob that THAT was the only concession to be given and that the clock started ticking and Hereford was going to be a busy place. I wonder how many SAS boys are now stowing their gear.

Pilgrim on April 4, 2007 at 1:54 PM

In other news

There are reports of a 6.8 earthquake in the vicinity of Sir Winston Churchill’s grave.

franksalterego on April 4, 2007 at 2:20 PM

TheBigOldDog on April 4, 2007 at 1:35 PM

Little off topic but I’m reading “Medal of Honor – Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty” written in conjunction with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. Fascinating book and very inspiring.

Bradky on April 4, 2007 at 2:29 PM

There are reports of a 6.8 earthquake in the vicinity of Sir Winston Churchill’s grave.

franksalterego on April 4, 2007 at 2:20 PM

Slip fault…..no big deal. Thrust fault….I want video.

Limerick on April 4, 2007 at 2:33 PM

Making the dudes dress like Ahmadinejad was the cherry atop the sundae that is Britain’s national humiliation. On the plus side: hey, it could’ve been Libya.

Kid from Brooklyn on April 4, 2007 at 2:37 PM

Still, it’s ironic that he would bring up “family values” when the very left who gave him this victory has declared their own jihad on values having to do with family.

This man knows that all he has to do to win is play to our left. His mentioning of the erosion of family values seems to tip his hat to that fact. Liberals have not just emboldened our enemies, they’ve handed them a gift-wrapped plan for victory.

unamused on April 4, 2007 at 11:45 AM

What? So this is all the evil liberals fault?

Nonfactor on April 4, 2007 at 2:43 PM

The British have been officially De-Balled!

silenced majority on April 4, 2007 at 2:49 PM

http://peacemoonbeam.typepad.com/scooters_report/

Scooter’s Report

Easter Gift – Brits Released!

Connie on April 4, 2007 at 3:07 PM

When I heard Blair talking about the next 48hrs being critical and the fact the Iranian Diplocritter being released I thought something might be up.

Lemme break it down alittle…

yesterday the 48hr thing breaks:
http://uk.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUKLAL00186020070403

Then later in the evening the Iranian Diplomat thing breaks:
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/World/2007/04/04/3915081-sun.html

I have to wonder of Downing Street made it abundantly clear to Imanutjob that THAT was the only concession to be given and that the clock started ticking and Hereford was going to be a busy place. I wonder how many SAS boys are now stowing their gear.

Pilgrim on April 4, 2007 at 1:54 PM

Maybe I’m just naively optimistic, but I think this scenario is a very distinct possibility. If things had played out exactly as Newt recommended – private threats about destroying their gas refineries and tankers – how would it look any different to those of us out of the know than what’s going on right now?

Dudley Smith on April 4, 2007 at 3:22 PM

Bryan,

Please photoshop a picture of Ahmadaintypoop next to Mr. Rourke (Ricardo M) from Fantasy Island..I think that would be gold.

omnipotent on April 4, 2007 at 3:23 PM

The Brits should have learned from 2 episodes in history. 1: Carter’s cowardice with the US hostages and 2: PM Thatcher’s kick ass problem solve in the Faukland (Malvinas) Islands.

WWTD?

Or I guess now… WWHTD (What Would Have Thatcher Done?)

Mojave Mark on April 4, 2007 at 4:01 PM

Two weeks ago we passed the majestic CVN-68, to the San Diego airport. The driver was a Navy Veteran, originally from the Philippines. I said “great carrier, the Nimitz”, and he replied “few know them by the numbers”.

This Monday, the alarm clock radio came on with “traffic in SD is heavy due to Nimitz leaving today”. “I wonder where to?”, I replied to self. “I wonder, oh, how I wonder”.

To the not-so-serious, now it’s Syria’s credit for the release of the hostages – just give it time – in the next report it will be Pelosi’s doing.

Entelechy on April 4, 2007 at 4:05 PM

What choice did he have? The only one backing his play was a fat lesbian vampire bat!

Booo on April 4, 2007 at 4:16 PM

In propaganda terms, Iran slamdunked this. Now excuse me while I vomit.

Jim Treacher on April 4, 2007 at 5:12 PM

Jim Treacher, that’s too nice. “Now excuse me while I puke, heave, gag, or the likes…” more like it.

There is up and there is down – this is a downer for the world. The bright side is what follows and what we’ve learned from it, if anything.

Entelechy on April 4, 2007 at 5:48 PM

Hmmm just like with Pharaoh.

“Let my people go!” – Blair

“Ok” – Dinnerjacket

“When?” – Blair

“Tomorrow.” – Dinnerjacket

- The Cat

P.S. Is nuclear fallout a plague?

MirCat on April 4, 2007 at 6:22 PM