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  •  OK, I understand (none)
    You didn't like the letter.
    •  btw (none)
      these two points:

      First, he said that the President's strategy should not be "Victory in Iraq," but "Victory Against Al Qaeda."  That was a very good point.  He held up the President's document and said, essentially, the title of this document is wrong.  Very clear.  Our goal is to stop Al Qaeda.

      Second, he said that just because the President made the mistake of confusing the war in Iraq with the fight against Al Qaeda, doesn't mean that we should make that mistake over and over again.  We must refocus the war on the real enemy:  Al Qaeda.

      are the same.   first rule in spin.  conflate one point into two.

      was it a millionaire who said "imagine no possessions."?/a poor little schoolboy who said "we don't need no lessons."? -- macmanus

      by BiminiCat on Wed Nov 30, 2005 at 01:38:38 PM PST

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      •  Could I get a copy of those rules? (none)
        I'd like to rewrite them.
        •  here: (none)
          http://www.rsu.edu/...

          a wag of the finger is always optional.

          In conclusion, one might argue that if spin is inevitable, why not simply accept that spin is one of the ineluctable byproducts of American institutions. However, to say that spin is inevitable is not to say that a democratic society can long endure a political discourse where political actors are unable or unwilling to communicate forthrightly with the public. When spin becomes the currency of the realm, no one should be surprised to find that what is bought is cynicism, apathy, and a jaded and unsatisfactory political discourse.

           

          was it a millionaire who said "imagine no possessions."?/a poor little schoolboy who said "we don't need no lessons."? -- macmanus

          by BiminiCat on Wed Nov 30, 2005 at 01:51:12 PM PST

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