Um, Say What?

I don’t know what to make of this news. I know the military is desperate but generally gets everything it wants. However, the war in Afghanistan is costing us an arm and a leg (literally) and is increasingly unpopular. It doesn’t surprise me that they would stoop to such underhanded tactics to gin up support. However, what’s more surprising is the list of senators they targeted: Sens. John McCain, Joe Lieberman, Jack Reed, Al Franken and Carl Levin as well as Rep. Steve Israel and Adm. Mike Mullen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, among others. I mean, Al Franken probably isn’t the biggest booster for war but did John “Bomb Bomb Bomb Iran” Mccain really need to be brainwashed?

All in all it’s a disturbing story that I’m sure is not a new development. Add this to the news that the military is also procuring software making it easier to “sock puppet” online and you have a picture of a defense department that is seemingly out of control in its ability to influence opinion. And make no mistake, as the war drags on this sort of story will only become more common as the goals of the military and the goals of the American people become further from each other.

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2 Responses to “Um, Say What?”

  1. Um, Say What? « Rottenart…

    Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……

    • It’s bizarre. I’d understand if they were working on Dennis Kucinich, or even Ron Paul. But John Mccain and Steve Israel? Hell, Israel voted for the Iraq war!

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