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Ho hum. More good news. This just in from the New York Times:

Uh, let's see, um, we are, uh, creating friends, uh, yeah, that's it. We were gonna send Armstrong Williams, but then we thought, no! Let's get some actual Iraqi's, they're probably way cheaper, and, uh, they speak Arabic. Right?

Can you imagine the sweat that must be breaking out on the poor Iraqi schnooks who actually took U.S. money to, uh, educate their fellow Iraqis on the benevolence of the Infidel? Something tells me there are about to be some more headless bodies showing up in the cradle of civilization any day now!

The private propaganda-spreading outfit is called The Lincoln Group. Is that the same as the Rendon Group that was the subject of the James Bamford story in Rolling Stone?

The dude who vetted the stuff for the Lincoln Group in Iraq is an American Enterprise Institute alum named Rubin. That should go over real well. They hired a Jewish guy to give their Iraqi propaganda the once-over.

Hey, Jon Stewart: vacation's over!

Originally posted to CheeseMoose on Mon Jan 02, 2006 at 12:21 AM PST.

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  •  Lincoln Group (none)
    As always, Wikipedia is one place to start.

  •  and people wonder where all that (none)
    missing money went. Makes me sick just to think of all the US and Iraqis that have gotten rich off of Bush's illegal war.

    *"We are a Nation of Laws"-11th Circuit..why are our judges having to remind our government of this?*

    by Chamonix on Mon Jan 02, 2006 at 12:35:48 AM PST

  •  After living in a country with a controlled press (none)
    for decades, Iraqi readers must have developed b.s. detectors of exquisite sensitivity.  Whom can The Lincoln Group hope to fool?  But as long as good loyal Corruptlicans get the pork and do the right quid pro quo things what difference does it make whether the readers believe what they see in the papers?  It's only tax money after all and only the little people pay taxes.
  •  Can't wait for the next dinner dance. (none)
    The American Enterprize Institute really has been doing a bang up job ever since they hatched this whole New American Century thing, haven't they? They're so...enterprizing! So...American! So Institoo-too-tootional!

    "Politics is the entertainment arm of Industry." - Zappa

    by CheeseMoose on Mon Jan 02, 2006 at 12:43:19 AM PST

  •  Rubin is not just anyone with a Jewish name (none)
    He's a firebreathing Neocon. He was also involved in some of Chalabi's trumped up anti-Baathist claims (to discredit political enemies). And he was actively involved in some of the Pentagon/State fights in Iraq.

    In other words, his involvement raises the chances that there is part of a political patronage system, beyond just propaganda.

    This is the way democracy ends Not with a bomb But with a gavel -Max Baucus

    by emptywheel on Mon Jan 02, 2006 at 12:47:35 AM PST

  •  AEI? Well in that case (none)
    The dude who vetted the stuff for the Lincoln Group in Iraq is an American Enterprize Institute alum named Rubin.

    Only a communistic islamofascist hollywood liberal democrat terrorist enabling traitorous scumbag with nothing more than bashing Bush while giving aid and comfort to the enemy would take issue with that action now that we know American Enterprise Insitute is vetting the material.   Who are you?  Michael Moore?   The New York Times?   The Washington Times (who has been looking more and more liberal as the past year or two have gone on.....I mean holy fucking shit.....when the Washington Times is now nothing more than a liberal mouthpiece....who do we have left)?  What liberal media do you work for?

    Can you people just stop trying to destroy America simply because you hate Bush?  Jesus Fucking Christmas Tree on a Pogo Stick!   Have some pride in BushCo AmericaCo for once!

    George W. Bush, Resign NOW.

    by tlh lib on Mon Jan 02, 2006 at 12:50:33 AM PST

    •  Hi lib (none)
      I'm not taking issue with it. I just can't wait to see what Jon Stewart does with it on his show tonight.

      "Politics is the entertainment arm of Industry." - Zappa

      by CheeseMoose on Mon Jan 02, 2006 at 12:55:11 AM PST

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      •  Heh (none)
        It's, without a doubt, ripe for a good fuckdown on air by Jon and company.  Sadly it's not something that most people will even care about.  I think that's as much a problem as much as (perhaps even caused by) our media infotainment crapola journalists going to on hiatus from their job requirements the past several years.    It's a mix I"m sure but why the fuck do people even have to rely on the media?   The fact that nobody gives a shit to know what's going on in their own country beyond being spoon fed is enough to make me wanna bash my head against my wall.  It's not as if waht's going on affects them or anything.  

        I was being completely sarcastic (100%) in the post above...... in case it wasn't clear lol.

        George W. Bush, Resign NOW.

        by tlh lib on Mon Jan 02, 2006 at 01:09:17 AM PST

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        •  omg so many typos so little time (none)

          George W. Bush, Resign NOW.

          by tlh lib on Mon Jan 02, 2006 at 01:10:54 AM PST

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        •  I got it. (none)
          Isn't it weird that the Democrats didn't want to spoil anybody's holidays by mentioning that THE REPUBLIC HAS ENDED? Now they've got the voting machines, the media - and they can tap our phones to their heart's content, just in case we might be getting any wise-ass ideas about actualy winning an election.

          I guess all we an hope for is they will keep stepping on their own dicks.

          "Politics is the entertainment arm of Industry." - Zappa

          by CheeseMoose on Mon Jan 02, 2006 at 01:15:19 AM PST

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          •  By "they" I meant BushCo, of course. (none)
            Just wanted to make it clear I wasn't referring to Dems.

            "Politics is the entertainment arm of Industry." - Zappa

            by CheeseMoose on Mon Jan 02, 2006 at 01:19:20 AM PST

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          •  It's unreal at times how the Democrats (none)
            refuse to challenge even when given the country on OUR side (who knows if it's THEIR, the Dems won't step up to the plate, side or not).

            I look at the record of many of them who stand on their civil rights records and stand on their little people vs. the corps or, in Kerry's case, standing against the govt in the BCCI case with the Reagan admin being so illegal in funding state sponsored terrorism across the globe.......

            That one has to wonder where the integrity has gone.  Kerry obviously had it at one point.....he's running for president already again though.   I wouldn't vote for his ass in a primary if my life depended on it as he won't stand for anything against this criminal admin.

            I printed out Conyers report he has on his website about Iraq and the manipulation of intelligence.  Haven't read it yet but I look forward to it.   He and a select few others are all we truly have in the spinal cord way of fighting Dems in office.

            How they are not taking this shit to the backboard with a slam dunk worthy of a 10 from all judges is beyond me.

            The saddest part of all is there are Republicans speaking of this in more serious tones than 99% of Democrats in congress.

            Conyers is a hero......but nobody really knows him.   That doesnt make him any less a hero in my mind as he is doing what his oath calls for.   But where the fuck are the rest of the 535 who swore the same oath that he is continuing to uphold even while knowing he can make little difference other than to do what he swore to do?

            George W. Bush, Resign NOW.

            by tlh lib on Mon Jan 02, 2006 at 01:45:07 AM PST

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      •  p.s. (none)
        If it says AEI....that's an automatic cue to take issue with it and delve deeper.  ;-)

        George W. Bush, Resign NOW.

        by tlh lib on Mon Jan 02, 2006 at 01:12:09 AM PST

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  •  Speaking of paid propagandists (none)
    Our favorite White House correspondent has given us absolute proof that Irony is alive and kickin ass....

    Jeff Gannon is live blogging his dream of childhood.  But I digress.....he's merely being the same hypocritical scam-artist cum (no pun intended) gay male prostitute that he's always been.   I wonder if his rates have gone up or down in recent months.    

    The link in that post by  James Guckert Gannon Male Prostitute White House Reporter With Access to Classified Reports is this reprint of a recent New York Times article regarding porn (child porn of course.....but the hypocrisy and hatred of a big part of this nation angle makes the difference one of only fractions at this point for Jimmy Jeff).

    Yes....Jeff is still blogging away with pure lies, propaganda, and bullshit as if he thinks he's somebody.   It's absolutely hilarious to me that he has a site and still bloggin.  I'd love to know who those gay prostitute supporting loyal readers are....surely conservative republicans for the most part (outside of the liberals like myself who still go to his site to laugh and email him from time to time, heh).   Truly a sordid group.



    George W. Bush, Resign NOW.

    by tlh lib on Mon Jan 02, 2006 at 01:02:28 AM PST

  •  Democracy and propaganda don't mix! (none)
    anyone else starting to see an evil pattern here?  Bush & Co. manipulates Congress, the courts, the media, the public and now not even the churches and mosques are off limits to their massive fraud and illegal war/occupation.  In only five years, the GOP control of government has imploded our 200+ years of democractic rule and traditions.
    More shame in our name.  No wonder they hate us.  I hate my government too.  Now I understand how the Germans felt after WWII ended.

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