Controlling the News March 24, 2004
(March 24, 2004) Clarke has kicked over the hornet’s nest and the administration has dragged out its hit teams to trash Clarke. It is pathetic to watch White House staffers making identical statements to the media, word for word. Clarke has produced a book that will cause very serious trouble to the Bushites and they will spare no effort to trash it and its author. Look for some ‘stunning new revelation’ to emerge very soon (two or three weeks or until it can be fabricated) that will distract the public, and the media, from this dangerous topic.
The ongoing censorship by the Pentagon of the death lists in Iraq is being dished by foreign media. It may not be in the New York Times but it is in the Guardian and we learn that more and more Americans are turning to foreign media news sites for whatever passes for the truth these days. …Oil prices are skyrocketing due to Arab interdiction of oil production and look for this economic boycotting of the US to spread. A terrible specter for the Bush people would be $5 per gallon prices to emerge before the November elections. Now that the CIA has lost its bid to topple Chavez, they are turning their completely unqualified attentions to Brunei to guarantee the Sultan sticks to the party line. The Company is highly pissed off at the Japs for their oil deals with Iran. When the Bush White House issues an order, it is to be obeyed!
Official US Press Releases seen as worthless
Political Animal - March 27, 2004
In a story so suffused with anonymous "Western diplomats," unnamed "Bush administration officials," and mysterious "intelligence reports" as to be almost completely useless, LA Times reporters Douglas Frantz and Sonni Efron accidentally provide a one-sentence summary of how the rest of the world sees us these days:
"The report is being viewed seriously because it originates from outside U.S. intelligence sources," said the U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Even an American official admits that this report — allegedly about Iranian nuclear activities — is being taken seriously only because it's not from the U.S. If it were, presumably foreign governments would just assume it was the usual BS.
This is a heavy price to pay for the cynical and exaggerated way the Bush administration treated intelligence before the war.
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