Friday, August 31, 2007

Congress and American people fooled again

-In the soldier's hand was a thumbnail biography, distributed before each of the congressmen's meetings in Baghdad, which let meeting participants such as that soldier know where each of the lawmakers stands on the war. "Moran on Iraq policy," read one section, going on to cite some the congressman's most incendiary statements, such as, "This has been the worst foreign policy fiasco in American history."-

This Does Bother me- our government (BUSHco and the main in the pentagon ) is using parsed and out of context quotes to define a congressman's stance to military personal.
This is outrageous, with insurgents and Al Queda to worry about 24/7
Bush thinks our troops need to know and study personal facts about a senator?
In a time of war? In a war zone?

From the WashingtonPost via BalloonJuice

-Brief, choreographed and carefully controlled, the codels (short for congressional delegations) often have showed only what the Pentagon and the Bush administration have wanted the lawmakers to see. At one point, as Moran, Tauscher and Rep. Jon Porter (R-Nev.) were heading to lunch in the fortified Green Zone, an American urgently tried to get their attention, apparently to voice concerns about the war effort, the participants said. Security whisked the man away before he could make his point.

Tauscher called it "the Green Zone fog."

"Spin City," Moran grumbled. "The Iraqis and the Americans were all singing from the same song sheet, and it was deliberately manipulated."-

Iraq is Playtime to Bush and company

UPDATE_ Defense Department admits to creating Bushified Bios
ThinkProgress - U.S. Troops Given Misleading, Inaccurate Bios Of Democratic Lawmakers Visiting Iraq
ThinkProgress has confirmed that the bios are prepared by the Strategic Effects (STRATEFF) office of MNF-I.

mean while-

Today NBC recognized 2 of the over 3500 young men and women we have lost. No mention of any other deaths of US or Iraqis or that there is any debate about the war.

Sad to say but if this family did not have 3 children in the war of which 2 died and the 3rd was removed to non active duty as last survivor,there would be no NBC story. The 2nd son that died lost his life in the helicopter crash where 13 others died too. Any chats with the other 13 family's?
Any mourning of the 13 others ?

Any Mourning for a English lady who died 10 years ago

Entertainment first - YAY NBC

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