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February 17, 2006

Saddam Tapes Translator: ABC Disregarded My Translation And Offered Less-Threatening Version

But of course they did, darling. This is ABCNews we're talking about, after all.

In the "Nightline" version of a 1996 recording, Saddam predicts that Washington, D.C. would be hit by terrorists. But he adds that Iraq would have nothing to do with the attack.

Tierney says, however, that what Saddam actually said was much more sinister. "He was discussing his intent to use chemical weapons against the United States and use proxies so it could not be traced back to Iraq," he told Hannity.

In a passage not used by "Nightline," Tierney says Saddam declares: "Terrorism is coming . . . . In the future there will be terrorism with weapons of mass destruction. What if we consider this technique, with smuggling?"

ABCNews did not include that quote?

Is this a joke?

If they didn't include that quote... well, I don't know what to say. That is bias and politically-driven bowlderization of the worst sort. Heads should roll.


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