TopTen questionable statements of the week…..

It’s been quite a week for news and I thought it would be interesting to take a look at some of the more controversial  statements made to the media this week.  Here are my TopTen.  Feel free to add yours.

10.

This week President Obama announced that he would seek a one-third reduction in crude oil imports by 2025, as part of a new energy policy: Obama Energy Speech

Obama Energy Speech

Obama Energy Speech

During a speech in Brazil on March 19, 2011 President Obama said:We want to help you with the technology and support to develop these oil reserves safely. And when you’re ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers. …. the United States could not be happier with the potential for a new, stable source of energy.” – White House Press Briefing, March 19th

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9.

“Gaddafi not a target. The mission is to protect civilians”: Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, Ben Rhodes.

We just like obliterating his compounds and bombing his home town

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8.

Venezuela also has “absolute freedom to criticize, absolute freedom of thought, absolute freedom of expression. It’s just the bourgeoisie that wants to impose its voice. It doesn’t want to hear the voice of the people. : Hugo Chavez upon receiving the Rodolpho Walsh Prize for Journalism award from La Plata University for his unquestionable and authentic commitment to support the freedom of peoples.”

Chavez Receving Journalism Prize

"It's just the bourgeoisie that wants to impose its voice"

Jorge Aranjo/AP

President Hugo Chávez and his supporters have effectively neutralized the independence of Venezuela’s judiciary. In the absence of a judicial check on its actions, the Chávez government has systematically undermined freedom of expression and the ability of human rights groups to promote basic rights. It has also prosecuted government critics. Human Rights Watch.

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7.

The End Game is ending right now !” : Joe Biden replies to a reporter’s question as to what will the End Game look like in Libya?

Joe Biden

What End game?

Anyone know what that means?

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6.

“Let others Arm the Libyan Rebels. They need more training”: Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense

Libyan Rebels

We need more equipment!

We’re talking about the “Gang that couldn’t shoot straight” I guess we’ll have to find them first.  Somewhere between Tripoli and Benghazi. Heading either East or West depending on the day of the week.

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5.

“There will be–No Boots on the Ground –in Libya” : Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense

Nike Delta Force

No Boots on the Ground

Any troops we send into Libya will only be allowed to wear NIKE  High Top Sneakers.

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4.

“It seems odd, since I’ve only met Berlusconi once and that was in an attempt to get aid into Darfur:”  George Clooney when told he was being called as a witness for testimony regarding  Silvio Bersluconi’s bunga bunga parties.

George Clooney

According to dt: It seems that Karima el-Mahroug, the girl in question known as “Ruby” who allegedly slept with Berlusconi before her 18th birthday, name-dropped Clooney and his Italian girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis when talking about her role at the “bunga-bunga” parties. And now Berlusconi’s camp is calling on him to defend the “rascally” Prime Minister.

Here’s the thing about Bunga Bunga parties; they sound kind of fun. Sort of like a non-violent Charlie Sheen party where Charlie Sheen is a corrupt world leader.

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3.

Megyn Kelly of Fox News wants to pretend that she’s a journalist”: Media Matters

Media Matters wants to pretend that they are dedicated to “comprehensive monitoring, analyzing and correcting conservative misinformation ( anyone besides Fox News ?) in the US Media.

I believe they are strong contenders for next year’s La Plata University Journalism award.

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2.

“I can no longer stand by his side since revelations have surfaced that he is a Jew”: Moussa Koussa, Libyan Foreign Minister who defected speaks about his former boss Gaddafi.

Musa Kusa

I cannot be part of that regime any longer

According to AOL News: “ To many Libyan people, the biggest question mark about Gaddafi does not involve his repressive and dictatorial rule, delusional statements or brazen lies. Behind closed doors, for years, they’ve wondered if he is Jewish. Last week the issue came out in the open, as NBC’s Richard Engel reported from Libya that one in five rebels was fighting Gaddafi because he believes the leader is Jewish.”

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“I warn my brother do you let these wicked demons move you in a direction that will absolutely ruin your future with your people in Africa and throughout the world…Why don’t you organize a group of respected Americans and ask for a meeting with Qaddafi, you can’t order him to step down and get out, who the hell do you think you are?”  Louis Farrakhan admonishing President Obama on Libyan intervention.

farrakhan lecturing obama

well there goes my Libyan funding

I wonder if he feels the same way now that Colonel Gaddafi is suspected of being Jewish.

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And that’s the way it is here:  “a little left of right”

JT

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