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I must admit I certainly can't remember hearing the president of the United States "boast that he had summarily executed 3,000 Afghani prisoners" during the 2003 state of the union, but let's not delve into that here.

 A simple search on google for the term "iraq" with uruknet specified as site, gives plenty of hits, see for yourself: Google Search

There dosn't seem to be any censoring of uruknet from Googles part. Disappointing that a cross-posting from DailyKOS, which main claim is so easily dispelled, is getting recommended...

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by BobFunk (bobfunk@clanwhiskey.net) on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 07:29:45 AM EST
National Lawyers Guild Calls for
Prosecution of President Bush for Role in Torture
National  Lawyers Guild 18 June 2004
www.globalresearch.ca 20  June 2004
The URL of this article is: http://globalresearch.ca/articles/NLG406A.html
2003 State of the Union Address Contained Implicit Admission
The National Lawyers Guild calls for the prosecution of President George W. Bush with a "command responsibility" theory of liability under the War Crimes Act. Bush can be prosecuted under the War Crimes Act or the Torture Statute, if he knew or should have known about the U.S. military's use of torture and failed to stop or prevent it. A comment in the President's January 2003 State of the Union Address contained an implicit admission by Bush that he had sanctioned the summary execution of many when he said: "All told, more than 3,000 suspected terrorists have been arrested in many countries, and many others have met a different fate." "Let's put it this way," he continued, "they are no longer a problem for the United States and our friends and allies."
by GraceReid on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 08:27:10 AM EST
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I'm not really interesting in defending Bush's western rhetorics, but interpretation of words is not what I call facts. And personally I don't see how that statement can be taken to be a boast of having "summarily executed 3,000 Afghani prisoners".

I read your clarification further up that uruknet was just missing in Googles index for 7 days. Here's what Googles Information for webmasters have to say about that:

"Each time we update our database of webpages, our index shifts: we find new sites, we lose some sites, and sites' rankings change. If your site was dropped from Google and you haven't made major changes to it, we'll likely pick it up again soon."

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by BobFunk (bobfunk@clanwhiskey.net) on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 09:33:00 AM EST
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That may happen with sites with a lower index, but not in this case.  There was no fluctuation.  It was de-listed.

"It isn't the first time that Google discontinues  indexing Uruknet. A few months ago, Google.news removed Uruknet.info as a news source, apparently thanks to Michelle  Malkin's  protestations and reinstated our website only of because of many complaint letters from our readers."

by GraceReid on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 09:57:49 AM EST
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They heard it as I did.  Marjorie Cohn heard it, too, and wrote about it in t r u t h o u t.  You didn't hear it.

The story of the "Convoy of Death" was filmed by an Irishman.

by GraceReid on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 10:08:51 AM EST
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you will find that there is no listing between the 4th and the 10th.  
by GraceReid on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 10:11:36 AM EST
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