November 30, 2005
Clearly it seems as though the Pentagon isn't confident about winning the war of ideas in open competition. After revelations on purported plans to bomb Al Jazeera, we now have the American military "secretly paying Iraqi newspapers to publish stories written by U.S. troops in an effort to burnish the image of the U.S. mission in Iraq." The Americans aren't short of financial resources or technology. So one must presume their handling of the situation on the ground is pretty miserable if they've come to the point where not only do their achievements not speak for themselves, but nobody is willing to listen when they do speak in their own name (see Al Hurra).
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I should point out that I was getting ready to submit a resume to the Lincoln Group. I knew they were wildly neo-con and whatnot which was enough to give pause but this derails any notion of employment. it's fine to be the "man behind the curtain" as long as no one pulls that curtain back.
Posted by: drdougfir at November 30, 2005 08:37 PM
You know the real me, check out the connexion, look into the group. I'll let you know more.
Posted by: The Lounsbury at December 1, 2005 10:11 PM
Not wildly neocon. Just opportunists who got their hands in the wrong place. Frankly surprised this did not hit sooner.
Posted by: The Lounsbury at December 1, 2005 10:13 PM
from what i was told, they were the spawn of neocon. i imagine that means they'll continue to be wildly profitable.
i'm shopping for a position for a duration of six months starting april ending about mid september. any thoughts? also, good to see the nurses haven't taken your computer away. i'll be sure to keep the cubans happy in your absense.
Posted by: drdougfir at December 1, 2005 11:25 PM
Spawn of the NeoCon?
Nah. Spawn of the opportunistic scramble in 2002/3 re Iraq.
They were not wildly profitable, in fact I know for a fact the operation came close to collapse several times and the scandal has much to do with exceedingly poor management. I'd say more but that would tell everyone who I is.
Re position, what are you thinking of? Send me an email at the yahoo account. collounsbury. you know it I think.
Posted by: The Lounsbury at December 2, 2005 07:12 PM
As for the story itself, I can't fathom why this is even news. The Bush administration gotten slapped in the past by the GAO for doing exactly the same thing in the United States.
Posted by: Anonymous at December 4, 2005 02:58 PM