Someone Take The Wheel
12.05.2003
  I'm Getting Embarassed For Them Now

This is the next lie to cover up the lies: We thought it was a British Airlines pilot because he had a British accent. Goodness.

Dec. 4, 2003 | WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House offered its third version Thursday of a pilot who spotted Air Force One while it flew to Iraq -- a sighting that if publicly disclosed would have scrubbed President Bush's Thanksgiving Day visit to U.S. troops in Baghdad.

The White House said the British accent of a pilot had led the Air Force One crew into thinking it was a British Airways operator who saw the presidential Boeing 747 on its surprise flight.

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Earlier, White House communications director Dan Bartlett had said a British Airways plane radioed the tower in London and reported the apparent sighting. Before that, Bartlett had left the incorrect impression that the conversation had taken place between the British Airways pilot and the pilot of Air Force One, Col. Mark Tillman.

Asked about the legalities of filing a phony flight plan, McClellan said: "The American people understand the importance of not compromising security, not only for the president of the United States, but for those on board the plane and those on the ground as well,'' McClellan said. "These are unusual circumstances.''
 
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Rip out the table
we need room to move
in a life unstable
you're so easily amused
anywhere you hang
yourself is home
throw in a tape, fix the tone

The windows are dirty let's hope it rains
add another newspaper
something to do with my change
I see we're fighting again
In some fucking land
throw in another tape man

Someone take the wheel
and I don't know where we're going
anybody say what you feel
everybody's sad, but nobody's showing

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