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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-31-08 07:11 PM
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Take that Snotty Scotty! Yeah Move-on!
There are laws to prevent criminals from profiting by selling their stories. But after spending years defending the Bush administration and perpetuating the lies that led our country into war, Scott McClellan is poised to make bankhis tell-all book is a bestseller and he may make hundreds of thousands or millions.

Meanwhile, our troops are still dying in Iraq.

Coming clean is admirable. But McClellan shouldn't profit off the role he played in our nation's largest foreign policy blunder.

So we have a proposition for him. Let's call on him to donate all of the proceeds from his book to a group that helps Iraq veterans, like Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. If we make enough noise, he'll probably be asked about it on tomorrow's Sunday shows (he's on all three!)so please sign on and pass this around. Clicking below will add your name:


http://pol.moveon.org/mcclellan/o.pl?id=12768-4090064-r...

The petition reads:

People who helped lie this country into an unnecessary war should not be rewarded for it. Scott McClellan should donate all the proceeds from his book to a group that helps Iraq veteranslike Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.

Thanks for all you do.
Nita, Wes, Ilyse, Eli, and the MoveOn.org Political Action Team
Saturday, May 31st, 2008

P.S. Our friends at Americans United For Change just put out this new web video about McClellan. Check it out at the link below:
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=3725&id=12768-4090064-rPjebt&...




Support our member-driven organization: MoveOn.org Political Action is entirely funded by our 3.2 million members. We have no corporate contributors, no foundation grants, no money from unions. Our tiny staff ensures that small contributions go a long way. If you'd like to support our work, you can give now at:

http://political.moveon.org/donate/email.html?id=12768-...


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roody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-31-08 07:14 PM
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1. Great idea!!!!!!!!!
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DefenseLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-31-08 07:19 PM
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2. The reality is, we need to encourage whistle-blowers
If part, or even all of their reason for coming forward is to collect a "reward", so be it. I want the truth to come out, even if someone ends up making a couple of bucks.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-31-08 07:24 PM
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3. That isn't the case for most whistleblowers and you of all people should know that.
Criminal defense?
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DefenseLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-31-08 07:34 PM
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5. If someone reports a crime to collect the reward
Edited on Sat May-31-08 07:36 PM by DefenseLawyer
and someone else reports a crime just because he is a helluva guy, the result is the same. McClellan didn't have to say anything... ever. It's not like he's going to be able to retire off any money he makes from this book. Sure he could have come clean earlier, he could have refused to go along with it, but he didn't. How many of us can say we have always done the right thing in every situation? None of us can. So the question is, if someone makes a mistake and later tries to correct it, shouldn't we encourage the correction, rather than never forgiving the mistake?
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-31-08 08:25 PM
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7. No one said anything about not forgiving. You were talking whistleblowers.
Mistake, going along with 12 billion a month and now nearly 4100 Americans dead, more than 8 times that maimed, families ruined, housing ruined, country ruined oh and $10.00 a gallon and he remained quiet until now so he can sell a fucking book to pay for gas for his SUV? No thanks. That's the best defense you can offer?
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DefenseLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-31-08 08:36 PM
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9. I think you can find better targets for your rage
But hey, if you really think Scott McClellan was a key figure in bringing about the Iraq war, by all means, have at him.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-31-08 08:40 PM
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10. I leave NO target unscathed. Thanks for your opinion.
:)
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-31-08 08:40 PM
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11. I leave NO target unscathed. Thanks for your opinion.
:)
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Sonicmedusa Donating Member (613 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-31-08 07:29 PM
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4. He is not just a whistle-blower
His hands are bloody too.

Lying Scotty is still doing his job. This is not a "tell-all" book, he is still covering for the criminals and his boss, but making a fortune with a little teasing. He has told nothing that we here at DU didn't already know.
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DefenseLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-31-08 07:46 PM
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6. The average person has never heard of DU
I don't think DU was his target audience. And if you really think the administration thinks McClellan was "doing his job" by writing this book, then you are obviously have deeper knowledge into the workings of the shadow government than I do. I'm not ready to nominate the guy for sainthood, but I think you give credit where credit is due rather than pile on.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-31-08 08:28 PM
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8. So let him show us what a man he is and concede the profits from the book to those men and women
he's helped destroy!
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ogsbee Donating Member (155 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-31-08 09:43 PM
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12. You all really want to shut down his messaga, dont'cha?
Hmmmmm. Makes me wonder.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-31-08 10:31 PM
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13. No I want the profit from his books to go to vets and their families.
Dee Dee Dee. Wonderer
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