Thursday, December 01, 2005

The Lying Continues in the Form of Rummy's News Channel

The Los Angeles Times reported that some members of the U.S. military are paying Iraqi journalists to write favorable articles about the occupation. In light of a recent Arab League poll which states that 80% of Iraqis want the U.S. to leave their country, and 45% say it's okay to kill Americans; is it really a good idea to exasperate the already fragile situation the U.S. is in when it comes to Iraq, by feeding the Iraqis misleading information? The U.S. military is spending an estimated $100 million to manufacture the news in Iraq!

So, why are the so-called neo-cons whining that the mainstream media in the U.S. is not broadcasting any positive news, only the bad from Iraq? They could probably plug-in to the "RNC"-- no not the Republican National Committee, the "RNC" in this case is "Rummy's New Channel, like Fox News Channel does, to get the news they want to hear. Why is Rumsfeld relaying the fact "The Iraqis have a free-press, they have 45 television stations, and 72 newspapers....." at his latest news conference? You call paying-off Iraqi journalists to write positive wishy-washy news----free!!!

The lies just never stop with this Administration! Even Republican members of Congress and that includes Sen. Joe Lieberman the "Republican-lite" Senator from Connecticut came back from Iraq touting the "great" progress there. But the rhetoric doesn't reflect the realities on the ground in the Iraq. The propoganda we have been fed since before the first tank plowed through the desert to Baghdad is alive and well and still fanning the flames this Administration wants to present. To come to the realization that members of the U.S. military is doing what amounts to "bribery" to some, is regretable and shameful. Is this the kind of freedom and democracy that the Bush Administration really wants to project?! This action is not at all surprising considering the unethical and corrupt behavior of the this Administration.

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