Sunday, April 12, 2009

Obama's Potemkin-Army-base Visit

Flopping Aces has a post on Obama's Potemkin-village-style troop visit, linking to an Iraq-based solider who said:

"We were pre-screened, asked by officials “Who voted for Obama?”, and then those who raised their hands were shuffled to the front of the receiving line. They even handed out digital cameras and asked them to hold them up."
The news media had zero questioning of Zero on this matter. Rather they treat stagecraft as geniune and lard their stories with counter-factual Obama-primping, as Flopping Aces notes:

Of course the AP stories about Obama’s surprise Iraq trip are larded with other bits of pro-Obama, anti-Bush disinformation as well. Hurst ends with his own interpretation of the glorious new age of Obama:

The world has been alerted to a new U.S. approach that breaks with the “go it alone” style of Bush.

“Go it alone” as in going into Iraq with a coalition of 40 countries and an evenly split minority party (same degree of Democrat support in the Senate as opposition in the House).

Neither did the press note the glaring counter-factuals in Obama’s speech. From The New York Times:

The president said that it was time for Iraqis “to take responsibility for their country and for their sovereignty.”

So why does it take Gateway Pundit to point out that sovereignty has already been transferred in 13 of 18 provinces?

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