Saturday, October 4, 2008

FYEIEIO: Think They'll Bring Back "Jeanie"?

The Pentagon “will pay private U.S. contractors in Iraq up to $300 million over the next three years to produce news stories, entertainment programs and public service advertisements for the Iraqi media in an effort to ‘engage and inspire’ the local population to support U.S. objectives.
So says a WaPo story recently. (Incidentally, I caught a glimpse of her on a TV and she's still looking good! Hawt!)

Meanwhile, earlier in the week, "October Surprise 2.2--The Trans-Caucasus" was rolled out when Georgian militias raided into South Ossetia. Cool, you say: "boys with guns will be boys with guns." Too true. Except that a senior Russian peace-keeper and six members of his mission were killed and seven more were wounded in a car-bombing in South Ossetia, on Friday, according to Reuters. And Bloomberg is reporting that the Russians are rattling sabers in the direction of Georgia, again, too. Just what the country needs to take our tiny minds off the financial melt-down by which the Oligarchs extorted the most recent $700 BILLION for the banks, generously allowing a pittance for the rest of us: another foreign, military conflict in which "we" can feel noble...EWE ASS AYY!!!

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