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  •  She wasn't always like that (none)
    That's the crazy part of this.

    "Miller, aka "The Queen of All Iraq" was a fine and respected if abrasive and nettlesome NYT chief in Cairo.  Her knowledge of the Middle East is good; even Professor Cole and Robert Fisk give Judy some begrudging respect.

    But Judy got tangled up with neos, and it goes downhill from there.  The process began after 9/11.

    Now Judy is likely a perjurer, and maybe an accessory to the leak.  

    The Mighty Wurlizter® is cranking out the noise that Fitzgerald is out of control, but not defending Rove and Libby forcefully.

    It is a distinct possibility that fitz will charge Judy in this affair.  If he does look for the Mighty Wurlitzer® to start setting her up as the fall gal.  Rove is clearly cowardly enough to do that, and I trust Libby is too, consideering the influence of Leo Strauss's ideas about lies being a good thing, on the neos.

    Judy deserves to be fired.

    Keller should be fired, or at least roundly chewed out.

    Pinch should be called before the NYT board to fully explain himself.

    "same old fears, same old crimes-we haven't changed since ancient times.." "Iron Hand" Dire Straits

    by boilerman10 on Sun Oct 16, 2005 at 01:53:51 PM PDT

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    •  Look (none)
      Being all too human, I have no problem with occassional lying because that is life. I would have no problem with her if what she lied about was just about money (ask Martha Stewart) or getting a good job (ask "Brownie"). What she lied about is biggest crime of all: Naked agression against a sovereign country and mass murder of innocent, absolutely innocent Iraqi men, women and children. No Sir, there I draw the line.
      •  Sorry (none)
        about Brownie though. His incompetency killed a thousand people. What I meant was lying in our resumes or to a girl about being a millionaire to get laid. Unless you are in a job as FEMA directory, it rarely means a lot, if anything at all.
        •  Brown? (none)
          You know what surprises me about Brown?  

          Nothing.

          Brown is living proof that we need a restoration of the Civil Service System, not it's elimination.

          You appoint a horse association flack to head a disaster agency and what do you get?  

          A disaster.

          The next time you hear some Republican farting and belching about "meritocracy in government service" remind him of Mr. Brown.

          "same old fears, same old crimes-we haven't changed since ancient times.." "Iron Hand" Dire Straits

          by boilerman10 on Sun Oct 16, 2005 at 02:33:38 PM PDT

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      •  She was a tool for the culprits. (none)
        See Rove, Libby, Cheney and Bush, plus numerous neos famous and not so famous.

        Judy?  She was like a "drug mule."  She took the story to the nation from the "suppliers."

        "same old fears, same old crimes-we haven't changed since ancient times.." "Iron Hand" Dire Straits

        by boilerman10 on Sun Oct 16, 2005 at 02:28:54 PM PDT

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    •  hmmmmmmmmmm (none)
      from wiki:

      "[Miller] received a master's degree in public affairs from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs"

      "[Woodrow] Wilson pushed the Espionage Act of 1917 and the Sedition Act of 1918 through Congress"

      Full circle, Judy?

      If Jesus Christ came back today and saw what was being done in his name, he'd never stop throwing up... - Hannah and Her Sisters

      by AlyoshaKaramazov on Sun Oct 16, 2005 at 02:16:31 PM PDT

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      •  Love the snark! n/t (none)

        "same old fears, same old crimes-we haven't changed since ancient times.." "Iron Hand" Dire Straits

        by boilerman10 on Sun Oct 16, 2005 at 02:34:29 PM PDT

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      •  Creel. (none)
        Came up with a media saturation plan of 4-minute infomercials to sell the War for Wilson, pre-TV and Radio. 75,000 paid talking heads sent round the country reciting the same spiel to win people round.

        Afterwards felt some remorse, but by then the damage was done, and the American public never felt quite the same about the govt, not after the doughboys got back and reported that the Krauts weren't horned demons but just ordinary slobs and SOBs like us. And how we danced to DC's tune...

        Then there's Operation Mockingbird...which is just the latest in a long line of Anglosphere newspaper communications ploys. The Brits were doing this back 200 years ago, with "kept" reporters under the thumb of govt intelligence services..

        "Don't be a janitor on the Death Star!" - Grey Lady Bast (change @ for AT to email)

        by bellatrys on Sun Oct 16, 2005 at 02:45:02 PM PDT

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