Friday, January 12, 2007


What's in a name?

No whooping at Ft. Benning. "Bush Speaks and Base Is Subdued" (NYT):
Though Mr. Bush’s lunch was open to the press, the base commander, Maj. Gen. Walter Wojdakowski, would not let the troops in attendance talk to reporters. His spokeswoman said the commander wanted “the focus to be on the president.”
Oh, it is.

Gag orders aside, more than 1,000 uniformed soldiers have found a way to speak. If you haven't seen it yet, the Appeal for Redress has been making the rounds since before the "surge" was announced.

If you support the surge, here's another petition to consider.

A gaggle of hand-picked soldiers offered for interview, however, did mysteriously appear just as the reporters were leaving. The journalists saw through the ruse & left without interviewing anyone. How times have changed. A year ago the Press would have lapped up whatever programmed responses the troops offered, reported them with gusto, & appeared on CNN or FOX with embellishments!
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