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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:57 PM
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Poll question: Reality leaked into MSM: Iraqis want us to leave. What painfully obvious reality is next?
So much that is crucial to informed public debate is left out that it's painful to listen to even relatively good Democrats talk about the issues, especially foreign policy.

But when Maliki said he agreed with Obama about a timeline for withdrawal, a miracle happened: the MSM acknowledged the reality that the Iraqis want us to leave.

And not just once. It stuck in the discourse.

This makes me wonder which other painfully obvious but censored truth will finally take its rightful place in mainstream discourse.

I've got some candidates below, but I'd like to hear others.

Poll result (6 votes)
The Iraq War was primarily about controlling their oil and being in a position to invade or intimidate other oil producing countries. (4 votes, 67%)Vote
Bush wanted Iraq's oil not for us, but so his oil company buddies could control the flow, set the price, and collect the profits. (0 votes, 0%)Vote
Arabs and Muslims are ''ready'' for democracy and have had it before. Our discussion of whether they are ''ready'' is both racist and ignorant of history (0 votes, 0%)Vote
No country in the Middle East is a threat to the US, whether or not they get nukes. It would be suicidal for them to nuke us or give them to terrorists who did. (0 votes, 0%)Vote
Bush & Cheney were at a bare minimum criminally incompetent in allowing 9/11 to happen (0 votes, 0%)Vote
Saudi Arabia had a greater role in 9/11 than Afghanistan or certainly Iraq, and is causing more problems in Iraq than Iran is. (0 votes, 0%)Vote
The War on Terror is 95% bullshit and used as a pretext to pursue other agendas. (1 votes, 17%)Vote
Our trade deals & economic policies toward the rest of the world not only harm Americans, but the people in other countries, which is the primary reason people don't like us (1 votes, 17%)Vote
Enough election fraud, civil rights violations, and voter intimidation occurred in 2000 and 2004 to nullify any claim that Bush won. (0 votes, 0%)Vote
other (0 votes, 0%)Vote
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  - None of the Above  AndyTiedye   Jul-23-08 10:01 PM   #1 
     - How did Maliki's statement break through? That was taboo too  yurbud   Jul-23-08 10:07 PM   #2 
        - leaked/published by Der Speigle(SP?) then translated into English by  opihimoimoi   Jul-23-08 10:10 PM   #3 
           - all of the options in my list have been on BBC or other respected overseas sources  yurbud   Jul-23-08 10:36 PM   #4 
 
AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:01 PM
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1. None of the Above
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 10:02 PM by AndyTiedye
It is almost inconceivable that the MSM would utter any of those statements, no matter what happens, or how obviously true they are.


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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:07 PM
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2. How did Maliki's statement break through? That was taboo too
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:10 PM
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3. leaked/published by Der Speigle(SP?) then translated into English by
Maliki's guy...

Bush/McLoser had inserted Hooves into their own Mouths

OMG...its all over on CountDown with KO
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:36 PM
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4. all of the options in my list have been on BBC or other respected overseas sources
and didn't break through here.
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