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9215 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:36 PM
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Secret US Government Report Says Mideast Democracy Promise=Bushit
Secret US Govt Report Says ME Democracy Promise is Bushit

Secret US Government Report Says Mideast Democracy
Promise is Bushit
LA Times reports, "A classified State Dept report expresses doubt that installing a new regime in Iraq will foster the spread of democracy in the Middle East, a claim Bush has made in trying to build support for a war... The report exposes significant divisions within the Bush administration over the so-called democratic domino theory... says that daunting economic and social problems are likely to undermine basic stability in the region for years, let alone prospects for democratic reform. Even if some version of democracy took root - an event the report casts as unlikely - anti-American sentiment is so pervasive that elections in the short term could lead to the rise of Islamic-controlled governments hostile to the US. 'Liberal democracy would be difficult to achieve... Electoral democracy, were it to emerge, could well be subject to exploitation by anti-American elements.'"
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<http://www.latimes.com/la-fg-domino14mar14,0,3372913. >
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:38 PM
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1. cant get the link to work. n/t
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 05:43 PM by salin
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:44 PM
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4. Here...
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines03/0314-06.htm

You can find the same article here.

I drag this State Department report out whenever someone here says we need to "stay the course" until we make everything better over there.

If you believe State, it's not going to happen.

Everything this pre-invasion report says is now coming true.

And it doesn't get better.
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:54 PM
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8. Thanks, this link worked.
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:13 PM
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12. that is a handy reference (to the report). Thanks.
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9215 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:25 PM
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13. Thanks, I don't know what happened to the La Times article. nt
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:40 PM
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2. Whoops, have to change my post a bit. Took what the poster said and
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 05:50 PM by acmavm
made a comment from that. Then went to the LA Times. The article isn't there. Even seaching the archieves. Here are the results:

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The link works, but it takes quite a while to load. Now dear poster, is that story there or not???? What is the real title of the article? Where is it?????
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9215 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:54 PM
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9. See reply #7 or #4.
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:44 PM
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3. NEWS FLASH!!!!! Earthworms Live In Dirt!!!!!!
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freetobegay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:45 PM
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5. How can a secret U.S. document become public &
Who outed plame stay secret? It's a mad mad mad mad world!
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:47 PM
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6. This lie was bought by Republicans, not us.
They are the ones betrayed by this.
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9215 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:52 PM
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7. This is simply more evidence, in a long stream, that Bush
ignored in his rush to war. The people who wrote this report could be good ones to interview when the Iraq Disaster Commission is formed.

Here is another link for this article:

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/03/14/1047583702494...
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:58 PM
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10. I heard a FA expert who said Rice cut the State Department out...
of all Iraq reconstruction involvement. Under Clinton, State ran the show for such efforts - Under Bush, it's 100% DOD.
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physioex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:02 PM
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11. We already knew this....
They are just too manipulative to admit it to the rest of the american public....lol
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:29 PM
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14. Remember the Office of Strategic Influence/OSI, they were gonna use
the world's media to plant false stories in the war on terrorism, but the last story about the OSI is that it never opened-lol.

Thing are bad enough with the Office of Special Plans-which is open--and the Vulcans putting their political apparatus in key positions.

Selective Intelligence by Seymour Hersh
http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/?030512fa_fact

The Pentagon Muzzles The CIA by Robert Dreyfuss
http://www.prospect.org/print/V13/22/dreyfuss-r.html
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