Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 11485
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2003/12/16-17 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:11485 Activity:nil
12/16   Sadam Hussein is an actor and the US government is planning to
        plant WMD in Iraq: http://www.theonion.com
        \_ Nothing on the onion says anything like that.  What in Sam Hill
           are you talkin' about, boy?
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