Wednesday, October 21, 2009

It's WTF Wednesday!

Approach with caution!


  • Holy shit!
    DURHAM — The U.S. military is not just fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, America’s most renowned investigative journalist says.

    The army is also “in a war against the White House — and they feel they have [President] Obama boxed in,” Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Seymour Hersh told several hundred people in Duke University’s Page Auditorium on Tuesday night. “They think he’s weak and the wrong color. Yes, there’s racism in the Pentagon. We may not like to think that, but it’s true and we all know it.”

    In a speech on Obama’s foreign policy, Hersh, who uncovered the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War and torture at Abu Ghraib prison during the Iraqi war, said many military leaders want Obama to fail.

    “A lot of people in the Pentagon would like to see him get into trouble,” he said. By leaking information that the commanding officer in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, says the war would be lost without an additional 40,000 American troops, top brass have put Obama in a no-win situation, Hersh contended.
  • Media Matters explains with facts and links how Fox News actually isn't like other news organizations.... because some people are completely baffled how repeating propaganda isn't actually like... you know... reporting.


Steve Bates said...

Um... a reminder to President (that's PRESIDENT) Obama: didn't Truman just plain fucking fire MacArthur in 1951 for resisting Truman's policy in Korea? Obama needs to put a stop to that crap immediately, lest all those generals forget who, constitutionally, is their commander-in-chief.

OT, here is something to make Mike's head explode... a TV doctor's H1N1 rap. :-)

ellroon said...

Lol, posting that!

And yes, we need to remember how Truman dealt with MacArthur, who was truly getting too inflated for his hat.