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Old 01-09-2003, 11:21 AM   #21
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Jane Fonda's case was a bit different--she met with North Vietnamese *soldiers*, not just ordinary citizens, *while the war was going on.* She posed in propaganda photos with American POWs who had to be tortured in order to be persuaded to take part. She called some of these POWs liars when they spoke of conditions in their camps.
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This is great. When U2 tour the US next, I'll be able to get tix for free and see them at the dive bar down the street. Maybe my band can help them get some shows. Stupid idea for him to go over there. I can already see the NY Post headlines "Baghdad Bono" w/ a picture of him shaking Saddam's hand.
How nice of you to offer to let U2 open for your band, but be sure all the objects thrown at "Baghdad Bono" are cleaned up before you take the stage, you might hurt yourself.
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I find myself agreeing with the esteemed Mr. Henry Rollins.

*shudders*

Perhaps Bono IS taking on too much...
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Old 01-09-2003, 11:25 AM   #24
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guys, I think we're all missing the point: who cares in the grand scheme of things if his trip would hurt u2's image (besides larry)?

what would it actually accomplish? zero. bush & co. would not listen at all to what "the pest" has to say on this, and the trip would be meaningless. in other words, if bush decides, there's gonna be war whether bono goes or not.

and on the flip side, is he really gonna meet saddam? please. even bono wouldn't shake hands with a mass murderer.
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How nice of you to offer to let U2 open for your band, but be sure all the objects thrown at "Baghdad Bono" are cleaned up before you take the stage, you might hurt yourself.
Actually, now that I think about it, If Bono does this I don't want U2 to open our shows, could hurt our career. Maybe we'll get Bruce Willis and his band? Yeah, that would be better.
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I'm saying that if sympathy for the Iraqi people is the only thing his trip is setting out to draw attention to, I don't think the majority of Americans or US Politicians give a rat's ass.
ah, I thought you were saying re. the people of Iraq that most of them would love to kill us all if they could and would rejoice in our demise

my bad


I agree that Bono shouldn't go because him going there won't have any influence on the things that are going to happen
I don't think his or U2's image is a reason not to do this
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I agree that Bono shouldn't go because him going there won't have any influence on the things that are going to happen
I don't think his or U2's image is a reason not to do this [/B][/QUOTE]

exactly.
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So Bono's going to visit a country who's government assisted in the planning of the 9/11 attacks? And he also had firemen and policemen up on stage during U2 shows as a tribute to those who died in the attacks? This doesn't make sense.
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What we're all forgetting is that this is a rumour. And in fact a false one. Here's an update from U2log.com:

Update: U2's publicist RMP London announced today that despite reports to the contrary, Bono will not be visiting Iraq. "There is no truth whatsoever to this story," a spokesperson said. "Bono continues to campaign for many issues relating to debt, AIDS and trade in Africa, but he has no involvement in this issue and no plan to visit Iraq."
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So Bono's going to visit a country who's government assisted in the planning of the 9/11 attacks? And he also had firemen and policemen up on stage during U2 shows as a tribute to those who died in the attacks? This doesn't make sense.

dude, there's no proof saddam was involved in 9/11.
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dude, there's no proof saddam was involved in 9/11.
Right, Muhammed Atta met w/ Iraqi Intelligence Officials in Germany to discuss the latest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and its effect on Islam.
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What we're all forgetting is that this is a rumour. And in fact a false one. Here's an update from U2log.com:

Update: U2's publicist RMP London announced today that despite reports to the contrary, Bono will not be visiting Iraq. "There is no truth whatsoever to this story," a spokesperson said. "Bono continues to campaign for many issues relating to debt, AIDS and trade in Africa, but he has no involvement in this issue and no plan to visit Iraq."
Excellent!
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Right, Muhammed Atta met w/ Iraqi Intelligence Officials in Germany to discuss the latest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and its effect on Islam.
well, this is the first I'm hearing of this.
if that's the case shouldn't the u.s. be harping on this point to make a stronger case against iraq?
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well, this is the first I'm hearing of this.
if that's the case shouldn't the u.s. be harping on this point to make a stronger case against iraq?
Well, we know they met. What was actually discussed is not known. Perhaps they were just lovers, together on a weekend get-away .
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I wonder if it was a rumor or if he changed his mind when he saw his fans were worried. Either way I'm glad he isn't going
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I wonder if it was a rumor or if he changed his mind when he saw his fans were worried.
I would be very disappointed in the man if the latter would be true
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maybe i should go in his place.
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maybe i should go in his place
What would you do-pick up Saddam and spin him around?

Then while he was distracted, the US could defeat him. There's a plan! *e-mails GWB*

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