Wednesday, October 18, 2006

One Man's Propaganda

Via Whatever It Is, I’m Against It, this exchange from O'Reilly's GWB interview:

O’REILLY: Is one of the reasons they’ve turned against the war in Iraq is that the anti-Bush press pounds day in and day out in newspapers, on the network news, in books like Bob Woodward’s, that you don’t know what you’re doing there. You have no have a strategy. You don’t listen to dissent. You’ve got this thing in your mind and you’re stubborn and you just can’t win it.

BUSH: Well, I’m disappointed that people would propagandize to that effect because the stakes are too high for that kind of illogical behavior.

But he would encourage people to propagandize to other effects? Right-propaganda is somehow more logical?

Gay congressman?s spouse denied benefits - 18 Oct 2006 at 9:06am - The spouse of late gay congressman Gerry Studds has been denied his pension benefits under the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

Bush Asserts U.S. Rights In Space - 18 Oct 2006 at 12:54pm - In the first revision of U.S. space policy in nearly 10 years, President Bush signed an order asserting the U.S. right to "freedom of access" in space - and the right to deny adversaries use of space for hostile purposes.

Former top aide may offer Bush way out of Iraq - 18 Oct 2006 at 12:13pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Longtime Bush family friend James Baker plans to give President George W. Bush recommendations that may provide a way out of Iraq, but whether he will take up the offer is far from certain.

Rumsfeld OKs plan to recall battalions - 18 Oct 2006 at 2:29pm - WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has approved an unannounced Marine Corps plan to recall to active duty and send back to Iraq at least some Marine Reserve combat battalions that have already served one tour there, officials said Wednesday.

Rumsfeld: Terror threat not exaggerated - 18 Oct 2006 at 2:24pm - WASHINGTON -- Americans must take a lesson from history and not believe that the terrorist threat has been exaggerated or will go away, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Wednesday.
It would be tempting to ask "which terrorist threat?", but I have this very bad feeling that he means just one big threat, one great big axis of evilness.

FBI head calls for data retention rules - Wed, 18 Oct 2006 11:29:00 -0400 - At an international conference of police chiefs, FBI boss Robert Mueller argued that the government needs ISPs to retain records for longer periods of time in order to catch terrorists.

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