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July 20, 2007 11:55 AM   Subscribe

Manuel Noriega will be getting out of jail soon.
posted by Meatbomb (22 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Well, according to the article, he's either going to be extradited to France, or sent back to Panama to face murder charges, so it doesn't sound like he'll be out of prison for long.
posted by dersins at 12:00 PM on July 20, 2007


Maybe I'm not clear on how this works, but how did we get ahold of him?
posted by Pope Guilty at 12:03 PM on July 20, 2007


This means we have a cell free for Bush and Cheney, then.
posted by Faint of Butt at 12:04 PM on July 20, 2007


Maybe I'm not clear on how this works, but how did we get ahold of him?
posted by Pope Guilty at 3:03 PM on July 20 [+] [!]


He told Bush the First he wasn't going to be a US puppet anymore, so Bush invaded Panama and captured him with heavy metal.
posted by four panels at 12:13 PM on July 20, 2007


Can't start until Bush's head has been surgically extracted from its current location.

Although they will probably get away with it too.
posted by imperium at 12:13 PM on July 20, 2007


Still though, that was the best-ever name for a US military operation: Operation Just Cause.

Operation Just Cause We Felt Like It.
Operation Just Cause We wanted to get over Vietnam Syndrome and Saddam hasn't invaded Kuwait yet.
Operation Just Cause. What did you invade Panama, Mr. Bush? I dunno... Just Cause.

This, momentarily at least, serves as a reminder what a dismal fucking president the first George Bush was. I know he's FDR in comparison to his son, but I get a bit tired of people lionizing this jerk "Just Cause" he's not as retarded as his son.
posted by psmealey at 12:20 PM on July 20, 2007 [3 favorites]


Wow, getting out in time to give Bush II some dictator lessons.
posted by Eekacat at 12:38 PM on July 20, 2007


Has the CIA held his old job for him?
posted by nofundy at 12:40 PM on July 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


Who coined the term narco-kleptocracy as a description of Panama under Noriega?
posted by Cranberry at 12:44 PM on July 20, 2007


Just musing, but the world has changed a lot in the ~17 years Noriega has been in prison. Nice article, and the tidbit about his apartment-style prison cell was interesting.
posted by malaprohibita at 12:54 PM on July 20, 2007


He seems like the perfect guy for Iraq.
posted by nanojath at 1:00 PM on July 20, 2007


He seems like the perfect guy for Iraq.

Really too bad about Pinochet biting it last year. Death squads, torture, kidnapping, compliance with US policy, an in with Chicago-educated supply side economists, I mean, other than the language thing, he'd have been ideal.
posted by psmealey at 1:03 PM on July 20, 2007


cara piƱa!
posted by exlotuseater at 1:36 PM on July 20, 2007


I'm old enough to remember how bombastic and fear-mongering the buildup to the Bush Senior invasion of Panama was.

Those were the days.
posted by blucevalo at 3:23 PM on July 20, 2007


Van Halen could not be reached for comment.
posted by kirkaracha at 5:21 PM on July 20, 2007


Crowded House, "Pineapple Head"
posted by kirkaracha at 5:22 PM on July 20, 2007


US troops set up giant speakers in the street outside and blasted the building round the clock with heavy-rock music.

For years I thought I'd dreamt that.
posted by strawberryviagra at 6:39 PM on July 20, 2007


This, momentarily at least, serves as a reminder what a dismal fucking president the first George Bush was.

Uh-huh. You might want to look into the history of casus belli, or "just war" -- which I guess to you means "a little battle -- it's no big deal".
posted by dreamsign at 10:28 PM on July 20, 2007


Like Father Like Son - Only more Fuckier.
posted by DonJohnson at 4:14 AM on July 21, 2007


And you might want to look into the meaning of the word 'dismal', because your comment makes no sense otherwise.
posted by psmealey at 4:45 AM on July 21, 2007


I don't know if you were making a dumb joke, but the dumb part came through a little too clearly. Cause, not 'cause. It's either your sense of humour or your language skills that are dismal. I can't decide which.
posted by dreamsign at 11:43 AM on July 21, 2007


Fight!
posted by airguitar at 1:24 PM on July 22, 2007


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