In yet another eerie Vietnam parallel

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In yet another eerie Vietnam parallel

Postby Prodigal Son » Mon Nov 15, 2004 8:36 pm

A Man Tries to Set Self Ablaze at White House
Monday, November 15, 2004

WASHINGTON, D.C. — An unidentified man tried to set himself on fire outside the White House fence midday Monday, witnesses said.

Onlookers said the incident took place outside the Northwest gate. Uniformed Secret Service (search) agents were seen rushing to surround the man, who had graying hair and glasses. He was heard screaming in pain.

Television cameras captured the aftermath. Smoke hung in the air around the man as paramedics rushed to provide aid. The man appeared to be clutching his hand in pain, but it was unclear how serious his burns were.

A spokesman for the District of Columbia Fire Department (search) said the man suffered burns over about 30 percent of his body.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Well, let's see lying, incompetent officials, a Texan in the White House, massive deficits, a global shadow enemy threatening us with wmds, false premises for war....what was it Mark Twain said...History doesn't repeat itself but it rhymes?
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