Atrios Bloggin'

...if it wasn't for stealing stories from him, I'd have no use for the guy at all.

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A former U.S. Marine who participated in capturing ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein said the public version of his capture was fabricated.


"I was among the 20-man unit, including eight of Arab descent, who searched for Saddam for three days in the area of Dour near Tikrit, and we found him in a modest home in a small village and not in a hole as announced," Abou Rabeh said.

from Editor & Publisher

An Oregon couple today filed a $25 million lawsuit against the group USANext, charging it with using without permission a photo of the two men kissing that appeared in the Portland Tribune.

USANext gained wide publicity in recent weeks for its attacks on the American Association of Retired People (AARP) for opposing President Bush's privatization plans for Social Security.

An ad placed by USANext on the Web suggested that AARP favored gay marriage, connecting it to two men kissing. The two men, Rich Raymen and Steve Hansen, filed their lawsuit today.

"Our privacy and personal integrity were violated when our wedding photo was stolen," Raymen said in a statement released today. "We have been harassed and humiliated by this hateful ad campaign and by the bigotry and anger it has generated against us nationwide."

thanks for the heads up, Duncan ;)

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