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Harold Mayo
February 6, 2003, 05:04 PM
Got this from a friend...anyone able to ascertain the veracity of it? I would love to believe it, but it sounds too good to be anything but an urban legend-type e-mail...

It was 1987! At a lecture the other day they were playing an old news video of
Lt.Col. Oliver North testifying at the Iran-Contra hearings during the Reagan
Administration.

There was Ollie in front of God and country getting the third degree, but what
he said was stunning!

He was being drilled by a senator; "Did you not recently spend close to $60,000
for a home security system?"

Ollie replied, "Yes, I did, Sir."

The senator continued, trying to get a laugh out of the audience, "Isn't that
just a little excessive?"

"No, sir," continued Ollie.

"No? And why not?" the senator asked.

"Because the lives of my family and I were threatened, sir."

"Threatened? By whom?" the senator questioned.

"By a terrorist, sir" Ollie answered.

"Terrorist? What terrorist could possibly scare you that much?"

"His name is Osama bin Laden, sir" Ollie replied.

At this point the senator tried to repeat the name, but couldn't pronounce it,
which most people back then probably couldn't. A couple of people laughed at
the attempt. Then the senator continued. Why are you so afraid of this man?"
the senator asked.

"Because, sir, he is the most evil person alive that I know of", Ollie
answered.

"And what do you recommend we do about him?" asked the senator.

"Well, sir, if it was up to me, I would recommend that an assassin team be
formed to eliminate him and his men from the face of the earth."

The senator disagreed with this approach, and that was all that was shown of
the clip.

By the way, that senator was Al Gore

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MrKandiyohi
February 6, 2003, 05:11 PM
Nope, hoax. Not completely inaccurate though. The terrorist was Adu Nidal. Can't remember if it was Gore. I think www.snopes.com is a hoax site.

shermacman
February 6, 2003, 05:14 PM
Totally false. Believable, but totally false. Go to www.snopes.com and type in "north, osama". North was referring to another peace loving Muslim. The senator was an idiot but not our favorite election fraud-boy Gore. And remember that 1987 was 15 years ago, Osama was building the day care centers and hospitals that Washington state's Sen Patty Murry (D) is so enamored of...

DeputyVaughn
February 6, 2003, 06:02 PM
Wasn't Abu Nidal the guy found in a room in Iraq with multiple gunshot wounds to the head (ruled suicide) a couple of months back?

Scott

chaim
February 6, 2003, 09:42 PM
Wasn't Abu Nidal the guy found in a room in Iraq with multiple gunshot wounds to the head (ruled suicide) a couple of months back? yes

Kahr carrier
February 7, 2003, 08:12 AM
Good.

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