March 17, 2004

Al Qaeda Endorses Bush. "In a statement sent to the Arabic language daily al-Hayat, the Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigades ... said it supported President Bush in his reelection campaign ... as it was not possible to find a leader 'more foolish than you (Bush), who deals with matters by force rather than with wisdom. ... Kerry will kill our nation while it sleeps because he and the Democrats have the cunning to embellish blasphemy and present it to the Arab and Muslim nation as civilization. Because of this we desire you (Bush) to be elected.'" ... This is Reuters, not The Onion!

Staff Sergeant Camilo Mejia reported himself to the Florida National Guard on Tuesday to seek conscientious objector status. He repeated his determination not to return to the Middle East. "I'm prepared to go to prison because I'll have a clear conscience. This is an oil-driven war, and I don't think any soldier signs up to fight for oil."

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