All the news we hope to print! – War is SO over party in Times Square!

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Wed, Nov 12, 2008

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The Iraq War is SO over!!!! Time to celebrate!!!! We got the “news” this morning along with the rest of New York City (and Los Angeles, D.C., Chicago…) in a special edition of The New York Times today!!! Hundreds of people distributed them in New York Times black smocks in subways and on street corners to shocked passersby on their way to work. Check out this video all about it!

By noon, the news had spread like wildfire everywhere — it’s in Reuters, Huffington Post, Village Voice, Newsday, New York Post, The Washington Post’s Swamp, Forbes, and more.  We had a party on Military Island in Times Square, with party hats, candy, banners and “War is so over!” stickers. A woman from Belgium, Irene Houben, flew in when she heard the news and joined us to celebrate (when the war began, she said, she called Pres. Bush and told him “From this day, God will no longer bless America!” and she’s been protesting against it ever since.)  People were truly inspired and impressed with the paper. What an amazing day! Imagine the real thing….(Check out more photos of the action here!)

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  • Dale K

    No surprise really. The NYT has been printing trash for the last eight years, maybe finally someone will enjoy a satire. I guess people don’t read the date, do they?

    And remember Pink Ladies, this was put out by the Yes Men. (http://theyesmen.org/)

  • Joe


    Mon., July. 14, 2008
    WASHINGTON – Democrat Barack Obama said Monday that as president he would send at least two more combat brigades to Afghanistan, where U.S. soldiers face rising violence and endured their deadliest attack in three years on Sunday.

    November 6, 2008
    Dispatch 2105 Urdu-Pashtu Media Project
    The Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan have reacted cautiously to Barack Obama’s victory in the U.S. presidential elections. The following are excerpts from statements on the matter by Qari Muhammad Yusuf Ahmadi, a spokesman for the Taliban in Afghanistan; by Muslim Khan, a spokesman for the Taliban in Pakistan; and by religious leaders:

    “If Obama Sends More Troops to [Afghanistan], Jihad Will Be Continued”

    Qari Muhammad Yusuf Ahmadi, a spokesman for the Taliban in Afghanistan, had this to say about Obama’s election: “The new U.S. president can begin a new era of peace in the world. Therefore, [Barack] Obama should withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan… We want Obama to change President Bush’s policies. He can end the war that has been going on for years by withdrawing U.S. and Allied troops from Afghanistan…

    “An increase in the number of troops in Afghanistan cannot bring change; rather, even if a soldier is deployed for every stone in Afghanistan, the West cannot bring in [to Kabul] a government of its choice.(1)”

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