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  •  Michael Gordon is a BushCo mole (15+ / 0-)

    within the fourth estate. Bastard.

    From a real journalist, of one of the few remaining actual news organizations, McClatchy DC Bureau (formerly Knight-Ridder):

    Bush plays al Qaida card to bolster support for Iraq policy:

    By Jonathan S. Landay | McClatchy Newspapers
    Posted on Thu, June 28, 2007

    WASHINGTON — Facing eroding support for his Iraq policy, even among Republicans, President Bush on Thursday called al Qaida "the main enemy" in Iraq, an assertion rejected by his administration's senior intelligence analysts.

    And it's not just Bush:

    A similar pattern has developed in Iraq, where the U.S. military has cited al Qaida 33 times in a barrage of news releases in the last seven days, and some news organizations have echoed the drumbeat. Last month, al Qaida was mentioned only nine times in U.S. military news releases.

    And it's just bullshit, according to people who are not just spewing propaganda:

    U.S. intelligence agencies and military commanders say the Sunni-Shiite conflict is the greatest source of violence and insecurity in Iraq.

    "Extremists — most notably the Sunni jihadist group al Qaida in Iraq and Shia oppositionist Jaysh al-Mahdi — continue to act as very effective accelerators for what has become a self-sustaining struggle between Shia and Sunnis," the National Intelligence Council wrote in the unclassified key judgments of a National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq published in January. Jaysh al Mahdi is Arabic for the Mahdi Army militia of anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al Sadr.

    But what do they know? Bush talks to god.

    Come see TV from the reality-based community at RealityBasedTV.com

    by MarkInSanFran on Thu Jul 12, 2007 at 11:55:48 PM PDT

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