April 10, 2008

Barbara Starr's got a hot new video from Youtube the Pentagon that shows some five or six insurgents being blown to pieces in Sadr City by an unmanned drone. She's like, "keep your eyes peeled so you won't miss the blackness that envelops the picture. (No sound. Just insurgents with weapons moving around and then your screen goes black.) Wow, that's amazing, says Starr. Just rinse and repeat everything the Pentagon tells you, Barbara. What purpose did that video serve?

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If CNN wants to run the video game type clips of insurgents being blown up, then why not show some actual footage of Basra , Sadr City and other parts of Iraq and the war zone? Why not force the PR staff of the military to give them something real---footage that helps the American people get a better understanding of the kind of suffering the innocent Iraqi people face as well as our troops because of the war in Iraq instead of useless propaganda footage to promote Gen. Petraeus and Crocker's testimony? The only person excited by that footage was Barbara.

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