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What the F Nouri?

Posted in Skepdude by Skepdude on February 24, 2010

What is wrong in the head of the Iraqi prime minister? Why does he insist on endangering the lives of his people? Can one man’s stubbornness, blind him so much that he’d much rather keep using a magic stick to detect BOMBS that are used daily to kill his people, than admit he was wrong?

The survey, ordered by Nouri al-Maliki, the prime minister, found the British device, known as ADE651, generally worked. However some of the gadgets, found to be ineff­ective, would be replaced.

A government spokesman later said only 50% of the devices worked.

Replaced with what? Other ineffectual magic sticks? And just how exactly was the survey conducted? I wonder if they had two containers, one with explosives and one without. That would explain the 50% pass rate. Mr. al-Maliki, please stop making it easy for the bad guys to kill innocents.

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