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Old 12-04-2003, 09:01 PM   #141
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Old 12-04-2003, 09:11 PM   #142
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Royal we?
You might call it "protocol" "we". Formally, actually the British monarch traditionally uses the third person singular, "the Queen wishes to invite" rather than "I wish to invite". "We" may also be used rather than "I".
I think that's what nbc meant. If it's not sorry, didn't mean to put words in your mouth. It's "we" being used in some sort of protocol that being American I don't have a really clear concept of.
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huh?

LOL.....

I am really sorry.....I am not functioning...LOL
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Old 12-04-2003, 10:22 PM   #144
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http://www.informationclearinghouse....rticle5346.htm

Life in battened-down Baghdad :Self-preservation U.S. soldiers' goal

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12/04/03: (Toronto Star) BAGHDAD—The grimaces on these young American faces speak volumes, however monosyllabic their words may be. Turkey Day has come and gone, and that whisper of a visit from President George W. Bush barely echoes now in the ears of his troops in Iraq.

A young corporal named Bourgeois corrected a reporter yesterday when asked whether the president's dramatic night-time foray brought any kind of levity to his personal slog in Baghdad, now a stale seven months old.

The first answer, an embittered, dirty look. Then, grudgingly, to fill the dragging silence: "They said he came to Baghdad, but it was really only BIAP." (Translation: Baghdad International Airport, in army-speak.)

Bourgeois' final thought on the matter: Neither he nor anyone else in his unit would have gone anywhere near Bush had they known of his visit, which they didn't, and had they been enjoying a rare day off, which they weren't.

"I would have been somewhere else," he said. "Sounds like a pretty high-profile target to me."

More telling, perhaps, the surprising ambivalence of a PAO (more army-speak for Public Affairs Officer), the very sort paid by the Pentagon to make nice for the media. He, too, managed few words on the presidential foray: "I'm indifferent. I'm just a soldier, sir."

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Wow......this is impressive...

I will have to see if they are up on the Kennedy Assasination.

I am shocked to see you quoting a jouralist that supports the President in his claims that Osama and Saddam were linked.
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"We are not amused"
Damn. I forgot about that.
Dear old Queen Victoria.
She *frequently* used the third person singular: she called her business "the Queen's private affairs". But yes, she did say that when some enterprising clothing designer ripped off the design of one of her dresses. Poor guy must have been desperate. I find Victorian fashion to be the deadliest dull, boring clothing to ever hit the planet.
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