12/11/2005: Potempkin Propagandist Strike Again...
"...As breathlessly heralded by Scott McClellan, this glossy brochure was "an unclassified version" of the strategy in place since the war's inception in "early 2003." But Scott Shane of The New York Times told another story.
Through a few keystrokes, the electronic version of the document at whitehouse.gov could be manipulated to reveal text "usually hidden from public view."
What turned up was the name of the document's originating author: Peter Feaver, a Duke political scientist who started advising the National Security Council only this June. Dr. Feaver is an expert on public opinion about war, not war itself.
Thus we now know that what Mr. McClellan billed as a 2003 strategy for military victory is in fact a P.R. strategy in place for no more than six months.
That solves the mystery of why Lt. Gen. Martin Dempsey of the Army, who is in charge of training Iraqi troops, told reporters that he had never seen this "National Strategy" before its public release last month..."
-- Frank Rich (NY Times)
Sheesh - and we have to have a government as shamelessly mendacious and horrible as any Stalinist Dictatorship ever was. If Child-In-Chief deserves any "legacy" it ought to be an entire Billboard display in the P.T. Barnum Hall of Fame - and those *suckers born every minute.*
Karen on 12.11.05 @ 07:01 AM CST