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     -- Joseph Story
     Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States
     Book III, § 1857.

Saturday, June 19, 2004

Al-Qaeda has beheaded another one. Sure makes me want to rush to the bargaining table, that one does.

A curiosity: When Al-Qaeda first threatened Johnson's beheading, I saw their demands reported as, Saudi Arabia to release all these prisoners (see list), and that all United States personnel leave the Middle East, all within 72 hours. The second demand disappeared in all subsequent reports. Does anyone else recall it?

Of course, it's perfectly understandable why it would disappear. After all, it's not like Al-Qaeda, or Johnson's beheading, has anything to do with the war, y'know, and any journalist would be irresponsible, who would leave anything lying around that might send the lumpen proletariat jumping to conclusions.

-- posted by Clayton 6/19/2004 12:41:00 AM

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