Rummy Pays Iraqi Papers to Print Positive Stories
Shows Iraqis What Real American-Style Democracy is Like!
A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, we reported that Bu$hCo paid radio "personality" Armstrong Williams about 200 grand to shill for its "No Child Left Behind" [sic] program. Now, we find the U.S. military is doing the same thing. Positive newspaper articles written by "information operations troops," are "translated into Arabic and placed in Baghdad newspapers with the help of a defense contractor, according to U.S. military officials and documents obtained by the Los Angeles Times."
And you thought the military was only for fighting wars (as opposed to that "War of Ideas" in which the College Repugs are endlessly engaged). Let it never be said that the Dear Leader doesn't take every opportunity to win hearts and minds, no matter where they are.