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Hostage Crisis

via Bilmon: These are some excerpts. You have the read the whole post. TED KOPPEL: Good evening, I'm Ted Koppel and this is Nightline. We take you no

via Bilmon: These are some excerpts. You have the read the whole post.

TED KOPPEL: Good evening, I'm Ted Koppel and this is Nightline. We take you now to ABC News reporter Karen Ryan outside the presidential compound in Waco, Texas, where cult leader Tom DeLay and his "Ranch Davidians" have been holding the Republican Party hostage for almost three months now. What's the situation there, Karen? (Cut to stand up shot of Karen Ryan and a tired looking David Duchovny in an FBI windbreaker)

RYAN: It's been another long, tense day here, Ted, as federal authorities continue to negotiate with the House Majority Leader. I have Special Agent Fox Mulder of the FBI here with me. He's been on the phone with Mr. DeLay for most of the day. Agent Mulder?

MULDUR: Yesterday he told us he wanted the heads of Michael Schiavo, Judge Greer and Nancy Pelosi delivered to the compound on pikes -- although he didn't set any kind of deadline. But today was a lot worse: He kept screaming something about eating Ronnie Earle's liver with fava beans and a nice Chianti.

RYAN: Sen. Frist was down here a few days ago, and he told us that based on the video clips he's seen, he believes DeLay is completely sane and totally normal. Would you agree with that diagnosis?...read on

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