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TruthIsAll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-03 10:32 PM
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Victoria Clarke ( FOX tonight) , Hill & Knowlton, and a Gulf War LIE..
Edited on Sun Jul-27-03 10:05 PM by Skinner
I just saw former Pentagon shill Victoria Clarke on FOX, defending the Bush Iraq lies. But she was not asked about the BIG lie her former firm, Hill & Knowlton, spread about Republican Guards throwing babies out of incubators to whip up a frenzy before the Gulf War.

Victoria, you have a lot of splainin' to do...
You are just another worthless liar...
Give it up..


http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/0906/p25s02-cogn.html

Commentary
posted September 06, 2002

When contemplating war, beware of babies in incubators

by Tom Regan | csmonitor.com

More than 10 years later, I can still recall my brother Sean's face. It was bright red. Furious. Not one given to fits of temper, Sean was in an uproar. He was a father, and he had just heard that Iraqi soldiers had taken scores of babies out of incubators in Kuwait City and left them to die. The Iraqis had shipped the incubators back to Baghdad. A pacifist by nature, my brother was not in a peaceful mood that day. "We've got to go and get Saddam Hussein. Now," he said passionately.

I completely understood his feelings. Although I had no family of my own then, who could countenance such brutality? The news of the slaughter had come at a key moment in the deliberations about whether the US would invade Iraq. Those who watched the non-stop debates on TV saw that many of those who had previously wavered on the issue had been turned into warriors by this shocking incident.

Too bad it never happened. The babies in the incubator story is a classic example of how easy it is for the public and legislators to be mislead during moments of high tension. It's also a vivid example of how the media can be manipulated if we do not keep our guards up.

The invented story eventually broke apart and was exposed. (I first saw it reported in December of 1992 on CBC-TV's Fifth Estate Canada's "60 Minutes" in a program called "Selling the War." The show later won an international Emmy.) But it's been 10 years since it happened, and we again find ourselves facing dramatic decisions about war. It is instructive to look back at what happened, in order that we do not find ourselves deceived again, by either side in the issue.

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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-03 10:44 PM
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1. The problem with our democracy is that it's more like
Edited on Sat Jul-26-03 11:25 PM by madmax
a sick dysfunctional family of inbreds.

'former Pentagon shill Victoria Clarke on FOX, defending the Bush Iraq lies. But she was not asked about the BIG lie her former firm, Hill & Knowlton, spread about Republican Guards throwing babies out of incubators to whip up a frenzy before the Gulf War.'

How many Americans know this stuff? How many know Colin Powell's son is the head of the FCC. Or that Elaine Chao, Labor Sec is married to Senator McConnell. That this whole administration is interwoven with retreads from the Reagan/Bush cabal.

People are working and trying to raise families they don't have 20 hours a day to pay close attention.

:grr:



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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-03 06:39 AM
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TruthIsAll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-03 12:22 PM
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3. Kick, this really bugs the hell out of me; I am TOTALLY outraged..
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