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peterh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:30 PM
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White House Distributes Bush Op-Ed
http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-472...

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a newspaper opinion piece signed by President Bush and offered to newspapers around the globe, a White House eager to lessen anti-American sentiment in the Muslim world is trumpeting U.S. efforts to help tsunami victims in the Indian Ocean region.
``Americans join those across the globe in mourning the tens of thousands of lives, many of them children, who were lost in the recent violent tsunamis from Thailand to the Horn of Africa,'' Bush writes in the op-ed distributed by the State Department starting last Saturday.
After a sluggish start in the days immediately after the earthquake and tsunami struck 12 countries on Dec. 26, Bush pushed the U.S. response into high gear.




Looks like theyre cutting out the middleman and going direct with their propaganda.wonder if they had to give each paper $100 to print it.


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Celeborn Skywalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:32 PM
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1. Bush knows how to write?
Coulda fooled me.
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CornField Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:32 PM
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2. He's already admitted he doesn't read the paper
Are we now supposed to believe that he has written something for one?
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spooked Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:48 PM
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9. correction: he doesn't read the "stories"
lol
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jayctravis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:49 PM
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25. Can't wait till he posts a blog...
on them there *internets*.
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bardgal Donating Member (212 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:33 PM
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3. SPARE ME! He doesn't even know what an Op-Ed is.
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:39 PM
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4. Yup. The neoCONimperialists' so-called "war of ideas" has been pegged.
Your "war of ideas" is really covert propaganda to serve YOUR interests,...and EVERYONE is getting it.

Ya' can fool some of the people all the time, most of the people some of the time, but NOT all the people all of the time.

When you neoCONimperialists actually embrace the concepts of democracy, you'll no longer be in the haven of self-absorption,...and I truly doubt that will happen until life itself or humanity puts you in a place of humility,...and even then, I doubt you will ever choose to be humble over being power-mongering, rat-race advocates.

The neoCONimperialists truly represent the scum of human potential.
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lasttrip Donating Member (488 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:13 PM
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18. you hit it head on.
unfortunately they will not get it.

:hippie:
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atommom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:42 PM
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5. Of course, it was probably ghostwritten, like everything else he's put
his name on!
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Old Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:42 PM
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6. I'm really surprised
That BushCo has not yet learned the propaganda they have perfected to pacify their base only angers and inflames the entire rest of the world.
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:43 PM
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7. Bush IS the middleman. He's only a puppet. (nt)
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 07:34 PM by w4rma
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:47 PM
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8. Shame we can't take care of our own.
Sounds like our embassy left Americans stranded.
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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:49 PM
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10. didn't they try to pass off some crappy poetry a
couple of years ago?

Something about how Pickles smells funny?
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BoristheBewildered Donating Member (25 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:04 PM
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21. It was about how dropping Barney was Pickles' fault nt
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Ms. Clio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 02:56 PM
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29. And then Pickles had to admit she authored the goofy bit of doggerel
all on her lonesome.

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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:11 PM
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11. I'm sure he done writ it his ownself
without no help from nobody. See, he's not such a iggerant sorta guy after all. You all libural types done misunderestimated his edjumacational ability again. They taught him good at Yale.

Redstone
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:34 PM
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12. What color crayon did he use? Any idea? n/t
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 04:34 PM
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32. Maybe red - for his favorite things: blood (somebody else's),
red states, and red ink.

Or yellow - to match that nice stripe down his back.
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Massachusetts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:55 PM
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13. Plagiarism!!!!!
We really don't think the idiot could write, do we?
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wildwww2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:01 PM
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14. Hitler and his generals knew the war was lost before Stalingrad.
That did not stop the propaganda machine however. Why should Bu$h Inc.`s Fourth Reich be any different? Since they control the press just as good if not better than the Nazi`s did.
Peace
Wildman
Al Gore is My President
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:05 PM
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15. LOL that's what I was thinking: is this a cost-saving measure?
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eek MD Donating Member (249 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:06 PM
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16. This is wrong in SO many ways....
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 08:07 PM by eek MD
Because we all know that the bush admin. has been so wonderful toward muslims post 9/11...../sarcasm

Then we donate some money to relief work for a heavily hit disaster area, and suddenly our president goes out to BRAG about it?..(Trumpeting US efforts sure sounds like bragging to me)....

Every day i wonder how much more embarrased i can get to say that this creature is our nations "leader"... ugg
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:11 PM
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17. Jr. Had To Be SHAMED Into Donating More Than A Pittance,
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 08:13 PM by cryingshame
waited 3 days before speaking to the public about the disaster

and then tried to force the world to allow the US to manage the relief funds.

AND, Bush donates a measly $10,000 out of his own pocket.

Oh, and Right-wing fundies say the disaster is because God wants to punish Muslims and Jr. couldn't be bothered speaking out against such bigotry.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:44 PM
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19. Yea George, tell the world how kind and compassionate you are.
PS, when you gotta tell 'em...
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:00 PM
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20. .has already been published in papers in Asia, Europe and elsewhere.......



http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-472...

White House Distributes Bush Op-Ed

Wednesday January 12, 2005 12:01 AM


By JENNIFER LOVEN

Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a newspaper opinion piece signed by President Bush and offered to newspapers around the globe, a White House eager to lessen anti-American sentiment in the Muslim world is trumpeting U.S. efforts to help tsunami victims in the Indian Ocean region.

``Americans join those across the globe in mourning the tens of thousands of lives, many of them children, who were lost in the recent violent tsunamis from Thailand to the Horn of Africa,'' Bush writes in the op-ed distributed by the State Department starting last Saturday.

After a sluggish start in the days immediately after the earthquake and tsunami struck 12 countries on Dec. 26, Bush pushed the U.S. response into high gear.


.....M.C. Andrews, with a White House office in charge of helping to improve the U.S. image abroad, said Tuesday the op-ed has already been published in papers in Asia, Europe and elsewhere.......


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Bhaisahab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:29 PM
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22. Op-ed? Bush? HA HA HA!
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:40 PM
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23. Tens of thousands of lives?? Where's the dolt been?
He's probably pissed that nature killed 50,000 more than he has so far.
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:44 PM
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24. Let freedom from tsunamis reign.
Any way you look at this, it is rather graceless. But to brag about U.S. government aid when it isn't even as much as the Canadian government has given ($350 million vs $425 million, recall that Canada has only one-tenth the population of the U.S.), is just stupid.
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jayctravis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:50 PM
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26. Honestly...
This type of communication used to be get across in White House press briefings, which Bush didn't seem to care for.

Does Bush realize that people will *reply* to a LTTE?
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:00 PM
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27. damn...
I think I've entered a parallel universe.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:31 PM
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28. I think the world has gotten Bush's # n/t
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fob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 03:01 PM
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30. There's no way bush* wrote that himself. Two clues...
"mourning" spelled correctly - bush* would have used "morning"

"tsunamis" spelled correctly
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 03:19 PM
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31. I have a hunch...
...that he's not writing the State of the Union and Coronation speeches?

I know, I know, it's hard work, and I guess that's what we pay his speechwriters for.
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