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Yes Virginia, there's oil in Iraq

Friday, May 02, 2008 by Dave Winer.

And we wouldn't have our military there if there wasn't. Permalink to this paragraph

Everyone knows the war in Iraq is about oil, but if a Democrat were to say it the Republicans would challenge his or her patriotism. But what if a Republican said it? What if John McCain, the Republican candidate for President said it? In public, on camera, with mikes, clearly, unambiguously?  Permalink to this paragraph

You might think it was major news, at least on the same order as whether Obama wears a flag pin or properly salutes the flag?  Permalink to this paragraph

A picture named mcc.jpgWould it be news that over 4000 Americans and at least $1 trillion has been piddled away on a really bad deal? That $1 trillion could have bought a lot of oil. Or it could have built some great mass transit. Or it could have paid for Republican tax cuts. Or whatever, who cares -- it's news dammit. Permalink to this paragraph

No the press isn't likely to report this latest McCain truth-leak, that's why it's so important that we give generously to the DNC so they can run ads that do their work for them. Permalink to this paragraph

I gave them $100 today. For now, I think my donations to Obama aren't going to change things very much, so I'm switching my donation-flow to the DNC. Their ads defining McCain are good, they're accurate, and they work. They just have to be run in more states more times.  Permalink to this paragraph

BTW, MSNBC is being way too soft on McCain when they say he "seemed to suggest" -- the usual press BS re McCain. He said it, so report it, without the double-qualification. He didn't "seem to" and he didn't "suggest." He said it, so say he said it. They're going to soft-pedal it for sure. Arrrgh. Permalink to this paragraph

Update: Cross-posted at Huffington. Permalink to this paragraph


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