Sunday, April 06, 2008

Don't Put It On Your Resume

There's a reason Panhandle Media can't work in Real Media, lack of standards, like of knowledge. Take Joshua Holland who is either very stupid or thinks everyone else is. He writes (link doesn't go to the SITE WHICH SPIES):

Obama and Clinton have co-sponsored legislation that would increase accountability for the 180,000 security contractors -- some authorized to carry weapons and use deadly force -- that have run around Iraq largely unaccountable under U.S. and Iraqi laws and the military justice system (Clinton only did so after coming under pressure from human rights and other activists). Creating accountability is a positive step, but neither Clinton nor Obama have said that they would discontinue the use of mercenaries and other private contractors in Iraq.

Facts are something to be groped and mangled for Joshy proving that "The Smirking Chimp" includes himself. Joshy is referencing Jeremy Scahill's article. And, for the record, Joshy is just joshing/lying/plain stupid.

We wrote about Jeremy Scahill last week. We quoted him at length. Here's Scahill speaking of when Hillary came out against contractors:

The day after my story comes out, which hit Obama pretty hard, Hillary Clinton released a statement saying that she's going to cosponsor legislation that Bernie Sanders had introduced last November that would seek to ban Blackwater and force them all out of Iraq within six months. So she now becomes the most significant political figure in the US to call for a ban on Blackwater, and she did it after Barack Obama's people came out and said, "Yeah, we're probably going to be forced to use them."

Wow. A day after. But Joshy distorts reality and claims that human rights activists and others were the ones putting pressure on Hillary. 24 hours of action and Hillary moves in their direction? Please, Joshy, tell us the names of these human rights activists and figure out if they'll get to work on ending the illegal war next because with that kind of awesome power, they could probably end it in 12 hours!

Joshy, like most in Panhandle Media, can only hold Bambi a teensy-bit accountable and then only by telling everyone that Hillary is just SO EVIL. Here's what Scahill (quoted and mentioned throughout Joshy's article) had to say about Obama:

And what I found out is that Barack Obama's people are saying that they will not rule out the use of private security contractors like Blackwater in Iraq, and that Barack Obama will not sign on to legislation seeking to ban them or to force them out of Iraq.

No, Joshy the stands of both are not the same and your laughable attempt to create Hillary being under assault from "human rights activists and others" goes to why you better stick to Panhandle Media.

Joshy ends his article in Texas and, naturally, avoids reality to trash Hillary. Here's some reality for Joshy, Bambi promised in Houston, Texas he would end the illegal war in ten months (in a speech -- one that excited Tom Hayden so much, Tom-Tom shot off in his shorts gasping). Of course this was followed with Samantha Power explaining to the BBC that Bambi would say anything on the campaign trail about Iraq but it didn't mean anything, he'd figure out what he wanted to do if and when he got into the White House. Cute the way Joshy avoids telling his readers that. Presumably, the article was written on Friday. That would be the day that another Bambi advisor and Iraq were in the news.

A key adviser to Senator Obama's campaign is recommending in a cofidential paper that America keep between 60,000 and 80,000 troops in Iraq as of late 2010, a plan at odds with the public pledge of the Illinois senator to withdraw combat forces from Iraq within 16 months of taking office.
The paper, obtained by
The New York Sun, was written by Colin Kahl for the center-left Center for a New American Security. In "Stay on Success: A Policy of Conditional Engagement," Mr. Kahl writes that through negotiations with the Iraqi government "the U.S. should aim to transition to a sustainable over-watch posture (of perhaps 60,000--80,000 forces) by the end of 2010 (although the specific timelines should be the byproduct of negotiations and conditions on the ground)."
Mr. Kahl is the day-to-day coordinator of the Obama campaign's working group on Iraq.

Joshy can't tell his readers that either. He just smirks and reminds us of Donna Summer's lament from the eighties, 'They're just cats . . . without claws . . . . Never had a good reason . . . Never had a cause."
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