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  •  Shedding Unreality (4.00)
    It's called losing a war. Not a single administration source is willing to go on the record about these new lowered expectations. The cost remains the same yet the expectations are lowered. That means a worse deal than advertised, correct? And the Washington Post gives a forum for this nonsense. MAKE THEM SAY IT ON THE RECORD.

    Larry Diamond, Judith Yaphe are fleshing out the story? Funny, I didn't see them on the ballot in 2004.

    Here's a rundown of this article - maybe the worst spin job I've ever seen in a major newspaper. NOT A SINGLE OFFICIAL SOURCE IS ON THE RECORD.

    ...the United States will have to settle for far less progress than originally envisioned during the transition due to end in four months, according to U.S. officials in Washington and Baghdad.

    The United States no longer expects to see a model new democracy, a self-supporting oil industry or a society in which the majority of people are free from serious security or economic challenges, U.S. officials say.

    "What we expected to achieve was never realistic given the timetable or what unfolded on the ground," said a senior official involved in policy since the 2003 invasion.

    And women's rights will not be as firmly entrenched as Washington has tried to insist, U.S. officials and Iraq analysts say.

    "We set out to establish a democracy, but we're slowly realizing we will have some form of Islamic republic," said another U.S. official familiar with policymaking from the beginning, who like some others interviewed would speak candidly only on the condition of anonymity.

    Who are these fucking officials? Because I live in a democracy and I want to punish them at the ballot box and make sure they are never allowed to do this again. But the Washington Post doesn't think I have the right to know. Is the new standard policy at the Post that all on the record  comments lack candor? Because I better see that in writing.

    I'm am so mad right now I could piss fire. Fuck this ridiculous administration. They want to walk away from this mess like it was a church fart or something. Never mind the thousands of dead bodies or hundreds of billions of dollars.

    Please contact the Washington Post and voice your displeasure this anonymous garbage. Can someone help out with the contact email addresses?

    I said it. I meant it. I stand by it. - Major Paul Hackett

    by joejoejoe on Sat Aug 13, 2005 at 08:28:16 PM PDT

    •  Neoconservative Jabberwocky (none)
      Alice in Wonderland: "It seems very pretty," she said when she had finished it, "but it's rather hard to understand! ... Somehow it seems to fill my head with ideas - only I don't exactly know what they are! ... Somebody killed something: that's clear, at any rate,"

      Barbara Bush: "Why should we hear about body bags and deaths and how many, what day it's gonna happen? ... It's not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?"

      FYI - the phrases "shedding the unreality" and "shedding unreality" appear exactly ZERO times on Google.

      I said it. I meant it. I stand by it. - Major Paul Hackett

      by joejoejoe on Sat Aug 13, 2005 at 09:53:44 PM PDT

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