Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Big Connection

Fixer and Lurch have both posted on Ari Flyshit's Freedom Watch group. We've all heard the Chimp's "Back to Bataan Vietnam" speech, and we're all aware that the talk is of replacing al Maliki, possibly with Allawi. Cursor ties it all together:

The head of Freedom's Watch is Brad Blakeman, a former White House staffer who was also a vice president at the lobbying firm of Barbour, Griffith and Rogers. IraqSlogger reports that the firm has been retained by Ayad Allawi, the former Iraqi interim prime minister, who is calling for the ouster of Prime Minister al-Maliki.

Hit the links.

There you have it - the TV ads, the stirring up of Veterans, the rumor* of a new Iraqi puppet government - all carefully orchestrated to try to get enough uptick in support for the occupation to get them probably two more Friedman Units out of the Iraq clusterfuck, no matter what Petraeus and Crocker say next month. Enough time for Bush to serve out his term and blame the loss on his successor.

Let's not let him get away with it this time.

*Rumor, shit. Maliki is talking to the next door neighbors and he hasn't gotten his countrymen to cough up the oil yet. He's not doing what Bush wants. He's toast.

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