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August 1, 2008 No.
1914

Iraqi Al-Rafidein TV Airs Anti-American Filler: U.S. Presidents as Slaughterers through the Ages

The following is a filler depicting U.S. presidents through history, which appeared on Al-Rafidein TV on April 30, 2008. Al-Rafidein TV, translated as "Mesopotamia," is owned by Harith Al-Dhari,[1] a Sunni extremist opposed to the Iraqi government.

To view this clip on MEMRI TV, please visit http://www.memri.org/legacy/clip/1755 .

"Masters of the White House - Presidents of the United States of America"

"Andrew Jackson 1829-1837, AKA 'The Slaughterer of Indians'; Annihilation of hundreds of Indian tribes.

"Pierce Franklin [sic] 1853-1857; Threatening the Japanese empire with the American fleet.

"Abraham Lincoln 1861-1865; The American Civil War. Thousands of dead and wounded.

"Woodrow Wilson 1913-1921; World War I. Thousands of dead and wounded.

"Harry Truman 1945-1953; The 1945 destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by means of two nuclear bombs.

"Dwight Eisenhower 1953-1961; The American intervention in Lebanon on July 15, 1958.

"Lyndon Johnson 1963-1969; The beginning of the air bombardment of North Vietnam on February 9, 1956 [sic].

"Richard Nixon 1969-1974; Sending 540,000 American soldiers to invade Vietnam.

"Jimmy Carter 1977-1981; Sponsor of the Camp David Accords with the Zionist entity.

"Ronald Reagan 1981-1989; Supporting the 1982 Israeli attack on the Iraqi nuclear plant.

"George Bush (Father) 1989-1993; Leading the coalition of thirty countries that invaded Iraq in 1991.

"Bill Clinton 1993-2001; An intensive missile attack on Iraq in 1998.

"George W. Bush 2001 till now; Thousands of dead and wounded in the invasion and occupation of Iraq, since 2001 [sic] to this day."


Endnote:
[1] For more on Harith Al-Dhari, see New York Times; http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/17/world/middleeast/17iraq.html?ref=world .