Eat At Joes

Just a regular Joe who is angry that the USA, the country he loves, is being corrupted and damaged from within and trying to tell his fellow Americans the other half of the story that they don’t get on the TV News.

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Bush Admin Just Can’t Spend Our Tax Dollars Fast Enough for Bribes and Pro-Bush Propadanda

There have been many instances of the Bush Administration paying journalists with our tax dollars and even using our taxes to create fake news videos sent to TV stations across America. They spent millions of our tax dollars for these purposes. All of them ruled illegal, but the Bush Admin keeps doing it anyway. Recently it came out that the Bush Administration’s Department of Defense is using millions more of our tax dollars to bribe Iraqi newspapers to print news favorable to the Bush Administration. Now it comes out that they got the nation of Pakistan to include an English language poem in their official high school curriculum entitled “The Leader” that gushes about a great leader and the first letters of each line spell out “President George W. Bush.” I’m not making this up. Read the article here and the poem here:

THE LEADER by anonymous (but guess who ;-)

P atient and steady with all he must bear,
R eady to meet every challenge with care,
E asy in manner, yet solid as steel,
S trong in his faith, refreshingly real.
I sn't afraid to propose what is bold,
D oesn't conform to the usual mould,
E yes that have foresight, for hindsight won't do,
N ever backs down when he sees what is true,
T ells it all straight, and means it all too.

G oing forward and knowing he's right,
E ven when doubted for why he would fight,
O ver and over he makes his case clear,
R eaching to touch the ones who won't hear.
G rowing in strength he won't be unnerved,
E ver assuring he'll stand by his word.

W anting the world to join his firm stand,

B racing for war, but praying for peace,
U sing his power so evil will cease,
S o much a leader and worthy of trust,
H ere stands a man who will do what he must.

And let us not forget modest! I don't think even Saddam had such glowing praise. You just can’t buy unabashed adulation propaganda like that. Well, actually you can, but you need to take the money from the US taxpayers first. Nice to see that millions of our hard earned tax dollars are being given to US journalists, Iraqi newspapers, and now Pakistani government officials for pro-Bush hero worship propaganda purposes. Gee, if only I’d waited maybe they would have bribed me to post the Bush is the greatest most powerful most excellent leader ever poem on my website.


Update: It has now come out that the Bush Administration’s Defense Department has been spending $400 Million more of our Tax Dollars to plant stories in other countries’ press using third parties to disguise their real source (a practice otherwise known as propaganda). So now hundreds of millions of our tax dollars are being given as bribes to US reporters, Iraqi newspapers, Pakistani textbook makers, and the press of every other country on the planet.

I think it’s perfectly legitimate for the US Government to put the Bush Administration’s side of the story out there, but they have to admit that it is coming from them. If they pretend that their side of the story is coming from independent sources, that’s lying…that’s propaganda! That’s what we have fought against for 200 years. We objected to the Soviet Union putting their stories in a newspaper called Pravda (Russian for truth) which claimed to be independent. We objected to Germany during WWII propagandizing their claims under Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels. We as a nation have stood up to and denounced propaganda for decades. We must have the courage of our convictions, and if we want the world to know our side of the story we must admit that it comes from us and not hide behind phony names as sources of our information. To do so is cowardly. We must not be a nation of cowards. The Bush Administration by doing this is smearing the good name of the USA and spending $400 Million of our tax dollars to fund this smear of our reputation.



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