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  •  i do think you might consider (none)
    changing the name "Yankee Fan" to "Morocco Mole."

    The name is not the thing named, the map is not the territory. -- Gregory Bateson

    by semiot on Tue Aug 16, 2005 at 11:34:36 AM PDT

    •  He would need to get a fez (none)
      and lose the baseball cap.
      •  LOL (none)
        I called him Yankee Fan for several reasons. For the absolutely absurd detail of the baseball cap, for the association of Yankee with our past imperial efforts, and because I think the kind of hubristic fraud Chalabi engages in fits nicely within the ethos of the current NY Yankees (but I'm a former Yankee fan, honest).

        This is the way democracy ends Not with a bomb But with a gavel -Max Baucus

        by emptywheel on Wed Aug 17, 2005 at 10:47:36 PM PDT

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        •  Ya got me (none)
          I thought yankee fan was the real cover name, assuming that the hat was a Yankees cap. It fits in with Curveball, another (or maybe the same) Chalabi trained pidgeon and professional fount of disinformation.
          •  Hadn't thought about Curveball (none)
            But hey, it makes the nickname even better. I think I'll keep it.

            I just thought the baseball cap was such an absurd detail, even in the corpus of Judy Miller's absurd war reporting.

            This is the way democracy ends Not with a bomb But with a gavel -Max Baucus

            by emptywheel on Sun Aug 21, 2005 at 09:07:18 AM PDT

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