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Ginger Yellow
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Quite possibly the stupidest, crassest thing I've ever heard of.

As Rumsfeld himself would say: "Is this nuts? Of course it is."

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The Quiet Man
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Wonderful.

Rumsfeld is Eric Cartman, isn't he?

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ad hoc
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What price can I get on someone assassinating Bush? Or stringing Paul Bremer up from a lamppost in downtown Baghdad, Mussolini styleee?
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Not in the least bit surprising. After a generation of bleating about the ineffectivess and wastefulness of government and how the private sector could do the job much more efficiently North Americans have got what they asked for.
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Andy C
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Brilliant. I could do with some extra cash right now. All I need is to borrow the price of one of The Purple Cow's Balkan hitmen, and enough money for a reasonable punt on a poisoned flourbomb attack on Condoleeza Rice at 30-1, or maybe even double-carpet, and I'm made.
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Bill Poster
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And they're off...
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garcia en dolor
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i used to work for a company that did this - they made a lot of money trading on the war. still trading on when saddam will be caught. he's rated around an 11-4 shot to be still at large by december 31.

by the way, gambling of this sort is completely illegal in america. maybe legislation exempting the pentagon from the rules is buried somewhere in the patriot act.

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ad hoc
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I wonder if they had plans for accumulators or double yankees (Bush and Cheney) and the like
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The Quiet Man
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A pedant writes: Bush is not a Yankee.
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He spends his summers in Maine, and went to college in Connecticut. He's close.
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There's an old saying (hey, I sound like Dubya himself) that goes "If your cat had kittens in the oven, you wouldn't call them biscuits."
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garcia en dolor
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junior is descended from a line of eastern bluebloods. george senior moved south to make his fortune after finishing at yale. he and his senator daddy were both 100% yankee. by my calculations, GWB is 75% yankee.
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It's a great idea. Fundamentalist Islamic terrorists obviously love gambling, and wouldn't be able to resist a little side action and expose their plans. And think of the booming business in those betting phonelines...

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Honest Achmed - The Man The Bookies (and the CIA and MI5) Can't Beat...Saddam Hussein is my LOCK OF THE WEEK...nice runner currently in Jordan garage ready to beat the odds...
The more you think about it, the more you realise what a bunch of fuckwitted gibbons the Pentagon are. Hadn't it occured to them that had they put this into place two years ago, they'd have had to pay out on that plane that crashed into their own building?

In any case, you were being asked to predict something that the Pentagon would then have been able to stop, preventing you from winning your bet. That's like a bookie nobbling the favourite in the Derby.

They could have called it HamasDaq.

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The Quiet Man
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"If your cat had kittens in the oven, you wouldn't call them biscuits."
It took me a while to work that out, but isn't it basically the same as Wellington's notorious "being born in a stable does not make one a horse"?

There's an enormous monument in Dublin dedicated to that man. Any chance of having it removed?

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