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An e-mail:

Hi Hugh~

I just got off the phone with the OC Register news desk. I called this
morning and ranted about them not running the great picture of our
soldiers with their “Halp Jon Carry” sign. To their credit, they
returned the call. The man I spoke with was unfamiliar with the
picture, but enough readers had complained to pique his interest. (How
could he not be aware of it??) He asked me where I saw it, and I told
him it was all over the internet. When he asked for a site, I sent him
to Powerline. He had never heard of Powerline. (??!!) He explained
that the AP didn’t make that picture available to them. I told them
that the NY Post ran it. He quickly did a little internet searching
and ascertained that the photo had come from a radio station in
Minnesota, and the AP is now making it available. I asked him if they
would be running the picture tomorrow, and he said that it’s not
really news anymore. I told him that the apology is not being
well-received by the military, and as far as they’re concerned, the
story is not over. He told me that the military is not supposed to be
politically active! I told him that this isn’t political on their
part; they were insulted by a US senator with a history of insulting
and slandering the military. They’ve just been insulted again and been
given an insufficient “apology” which they don’t accept. He said
thanks for the info and basically ended our conversation.
So frustrating that the paper I subscribe to has people on staff – the
“news staff” – who are so woefully uninformed. Time to cancel?
Thank you for your wonderful show!

Janet G_____
Newport Beach

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Another October Surprise

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This time from Iran:

Iran test-fired dozens of missiles, including the Shahab-3 that can reach Israel, in military maneuvers Thursday that it said were aimed at putting a stop to the role of world powers in the Persian Gulf region.

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Kerry And The Volunteer Army

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If you didn’t like Kerry’s “apology,” wait a day.  It may change.

As with so many other things like the $87 billion and the “I will never apologize” declaration, Kerry was for a volunteer Army befoe he was against it.

From a 1970 Harvard Crimson article: Kerry “supports a volunteer Army, “1f and only if we can create the controls for it.”

Two years later, he was against the volunteer Army:

During a Vietnam-era run for Congress three decades ago, John Kerry said he opposed a volunteer Army because it would be dominated by the underprivileged, be less accountable and be more prone to “the perpetuation of war crimes.”

Vote Democratic on Tuesday, and you are voting for legislative control of the party that nominated this man to be president.

Today’s Show And Tomorrow’s Guest Host

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Today’s show features Mark Steyn, Victor Davis Hanson, Robert Kaplan, and Frank Gaffney as I try and bring some attention to the fact that the military’s point of view on Kerry’s meltdown has been almost wholly ignored by the MSM.

If you are in the MSM and profess to support and admire the troops, how can you not listen to them and report their views to the American public?

Lileks won’t be on today.  He wanted to be on with tomorrow’s special guest host, and dumped me like a blind date.

That guest host?  Mark Steyn  –three hours of Steyn tomorrow, live from New York. 

You can thank Mark for his effort by getting his book America Alone  —now a New York Times’ bestseller— before the microphone goes hot tomorrow.

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