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  •  I think the McChrystal report ... (4+ / 0-)

    ...being presented and then leaked might have a little bit to do with the fact that Afghanistan is being talked about. That and the still-growing number of U.S. fatalities.

    Science is just a theory.

    by Meteor Blades on Mon Sep 28, 2009 at 08:51:55 AM PDT

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    •  Obama needs to find out who leaked the report. (2+ / 0-)
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      Positronicus, sethyeah

      Someone needs to get fired.  The President needs to assert his position as commander-in-chief and put generals on notice that they're not the ones running the country.

    •  Jumping all over McChrystal report is a choice (0+ / 0-)

      not a requirement, as is emphasizing the urgency of a decision. IMHO the corporate media were a little too quick to abandon their theme of weeks in favor of something else -- anything else -- that might represent a win for them.

      (I see this from a viewpoint where I regard essentially all of the corporate media as frontmen for rightwing and corporate interests in general.)

      The invasion of Iraq was a war crime, a crime against humanity, and a crime against civilization. Prosecute the crime.

      by Positronicus on Mon Sep 28, 2009 at 11:41:00 AM PDT

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      •  I carry no brief for the corporate media ... (1+ / 0-)
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        ...having seen its machinations close-up from inside for too many years.

        But when somebody leaks a long-awaited report about a war in which Americans are dying and spending money to kill others, and when that leak seems a calculated move to put pressure on the President, it's legitimate news.

        The tenor of that news, how the media focus on it, that's something else.

        Science is just a theory.

        by Meteor Blades on Mon Sep 28, 2009 at 12:41:47 PM PDT

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