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'lance
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posted 08 February 2003 11:35 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
This story is not from The Onion.

quote:
2003-02-02 Skynyrd Guitarist Not Sure About War With Iraq

As the U.S. looks like it is marching towards a military conflict with Iraq, many Americans are openly questioning whether or not it's an appropriate course of action. One of those is Rickey Medlocke, a founding member of both Lynyrd Skynyrd and Blackfoot.

Unlike some of the other people voicing antiwar sentiments, Medlocke says he's a fan of President George W. Bush, but that doesn't mean he's fully behind the administration's cause. "I wonder to myself about why we're going to war at such an extreme rush with Iraq," Medlocke said. "And don't misunderstand me, and folks out there that hear this, don't misunderstand me. Look--if the weapons are there, and we feel it's a threat, and we know it's gonna be a threat, I believe to save people's lives and to keep our own security--and around the country, around the world, keep other people's security--yes, it should be eliminated, but let's don't do it for personal reasons."



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xrcrguy
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posted 10 February 2003 04:01 AM      Profile for xrcrguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
To the blacklist with ye!
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Briguy
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posted 10 February 2003 10:32 AM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
If that bunch hates the US of A so much, then they can just go back to Alabama, so far as I'm concerned.
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'lance
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posted 10 February 2003 12:07 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"Well I hope George Bush will remember
Southern Man don't need him around, anyhow!"

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ronb
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posted 10 February 2003 01:07 PM      Profile for ronb     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I could do with a whole lot less Neil Young myself, these days.
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'lance
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posted 10 February 2003 01:10 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'll second that e-motion, myself.
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Michelle
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posted 10 February 2003 01:16 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ack! You're just full of puns today, aren't you, 'lance?
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Catalyst
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posted 10 February 2003 02:15 PM      Profile for Catalyst   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Today!?

Hey 'lance, you were correct. Michelle really *doesn't* pay enough attention to you. Poor guy.


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'lance
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posted 10 February 2003 02:31 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Never mind, Catalyst... my heart will go on... somehow or other...
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ReeferMadness
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posted 21 February 2003 12:27 AM      Profile for ReeferMadness     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
"And don't misunderstand me, and folks out there that hear this, don't misunderstand me. Look--if the weapons are there, and we feel it's a threat, and we know it's gonna be a threat, I believe to save people's lives and to keep our own security--and around the country, around the world, keep other people's security--yes, it should be eliminated, but let's don't do it for personal reasons."

But check it out. This guy still believes in pre-emptive strikes - just as long as WE really believe IT'S a threat.

So, if the Iraqi regime really believes that the U.S.A. is a threat, are they justified in a pre-pre-emptive attack?


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