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February 06, 2005

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29

Guess you missed this:

http://iraqthemodel.blogspot.com/2005/02/new-form-of-tyranny-not-that-easy.html

Kevin Jon Heller

Interesting how the rambling blog entry doesn't link to anything, and there is no mention of a "clarification" on any of the newswires...

Buster

Gee... I missed the part that mentioned Sistani being a member of the 275 person National Assembly charged with picking a President, and drawing up the Constitution. He can want in one hand, and take a dump in the other and observe which fills first. It isn't going to be easy to get two-thirds of the Assembly to agree on ANYTHING, let alone this point.

Now, who is the source close to Sistani which goes unnamed? The nanny? The milkman? The maid? How can we know who this person is, and how connected they are? You have to love "unnamed" sources, the workhorse of lazy reporters everywhere.

It strikes me your "news" story is more full of holes than the blog, and that is saying a mouthful.

Kevin Jon Heller

The depth of Buster's ignorance, to say nothing of his offensiveness, is simply breathtaking.

Buster

Speaking of rambling blog entries, Kevin does nothing but name-calling in response. What is the saying? Instead of raising your voice, you should be reinforcing your argument.

Is Sistani a member of the Council? That was a simple yes/no question. If the answer is no, then he is marginalized by being an outsider. If yes, then he is marginalized as being one of 275, with two-thirds needed to accomplish anything. I fail to see anything in any article which alters these facts in any fashion.

Who is the insider? Again, a simple question. In the day an age of Jayson Blair, it is not a stretch to believe an overpaid, underworked journalist would make something up. Enter the "unnamed sources". We are just supposed to take everyone's word that the source is well placed, and everything they say is true, correct, and factual.

Great. Then print their names. Pen and sword, don't you know. Failing that, I have to assume (post-CBS) the source is lying, and the outlet is a more-than-willing accomplice. Enter Kevin, the more than willing accessory to the accomplice. In the words of Gen. George Patton, if everyone is thinking alike then someone isn't thinking. Isn't it strange there is never a positive story that reflects well on the administration coming from Kevin?

As I said before, it doesn't require thought to be contrary. It just requires well-honed mimic skills.

'Nuff said.

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