Loyal Bushies get insider info..no..really?
The fuckwits at the Pentagon have been feeding retired military officers information, which they in turn use as pundits and talking heads on various tv and radio news shows.
This shouldn’t surprise anyone. Come on…there is no way that anyone should be freaked by this disclosure. From the NYT article:
Hidden behind that appearance of objectivity, though, is a Pentagon information apparatus that has used those analysts in a campaign to generate favorable news coverage of the administration’s wartime performance, an examination by The New York Times has found.
The effort, which began with the buildup to the Iraq war and continues to this day, has sought to exploit ideological and military allegiances, and also a powerful financial dynamic: Most of the analysts have ties to military contractors vested in the very war policies they are asked to assess on air.
Now what does bug the hell out of me is the link between these retired officers and those carpetebaggers known as military contractors. That is total and complete bullshit. As the NYT states, that relation is hardly, if ever, disclosed to the public. Once again, our MSM is playing with the truth by refusing to provide full disclosure. As this section states:
…several dozen other military analysts represent more than 150 military contractors either as lobbyists, senior executives, board members or consultants. The companies include defense heavyweights, but also scores of smaller companies, all part of a vast assemblage of contractors scrambling for hundreds of billions in military business generated by the administration’s war on terror. It is a furious competition, one in which inside information and easy access to senior officials are highly prized.
BushCo again seeks to get their propaganda straight to the people..via the easiest way possible..the airwaves. Some of the retired mouthpieces now question the information they were given by the pricks in the Pentagon. They realize that they too were duped. Here is one of the ‘analyists’ take on the bullshit they were fed:
Kenneth Allard, a former NBC military analyst who has taught information warfare at the National Defense University, said the campaign amounted to a sophisticated information operation. “This was a coherent, active policy,” he said.
As conditions in Iraq deteriorated, Mr. Allard recalled, he saw a yawning gap between what analysts were told in private briefings and what subsequent inquiries and books later revealed.
“Night and day,” Mr. Allard said, “I felt we’d been hosed.“
We were all hosed Mr. Allard..every one of us that watched or listened to you jerkoffs spouting the BushCo line. Once again…BushCo politicized a process. But the Pentagon has taken some major heat this week on their spoon-feeding of bullshit to the retired military minds. They are going to….this is rich…stop and reconsider the practice:
Hastings said he is concerned about allegations that the Defense Department’s relationship with the retired military analysts was improper.
Of course it’s improper..how could it not be?
Artwork by the talented Worried Shrimp