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Odierno's CNN Propaganda Spot

The military is pulling out all the stops to promote the surge and to secure the funding in September. CNN airs a spot about Iran to start with and t

odierno.jpg The military is pulling out all the stops to promote the surge and to secure the funding in September. CNN airs a spot about Iran to start with and them goes to the General.

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I think we've had some success in providing that stability...Now we have to continue to move forward on the economic and political piece.

The theme is the common one that the propagandists in the WH have chosen to promote and sadly in my view they are using some in the military to that end. They announced also that they are using the warbloggers to help their cause---so they are as desperate as they are shameless.

Ken Silverstein:

The rapid-response team has been shut down but several sources tell me that another of Smith’s spin projects is ongoing. This project seeks to bypass the traditional media and work directly with talk radio and bloggers, mostly those with a heavily conservative tilt. The unit, which one source says was originally called “Surrogates Operation” but was later rechristened “Communications Outreach,” also reportedly provides talking points and briefings to retired military officials who now support the administration in appearances as media pundits.

I'm so sorry for his son and wish we were never lied into war, but using this piece of information to push his creds was also quite sad. Isn't being a General enough?...Odierno uses Al-Qaeda in Iraq as the talking point. C&L readers and most of America knows the score on that tired and faulty theme. The military never lies to us, they always tell the truth...Oh, wait..Let's ask the Tillman family. We are going to see more and more messengers sent to our airwaves in the coming days to pave the yellow brick road for Petraeus to skip down on.

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