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Sunday, April 04, 2004



Winds of Change

Look who's talking - Instapundit is playing the even-handed-objective-truth-seeking-fair-n-balanced-I-never-said-that neocon act when things are really too obviously fucked not to notice... Sure - get yourself convinced since you refuse to listen when people are maybe upset about too many lies that you helped to promote, maybe? Hopefully he'll do the required-by-reality reorientation A.Sullivan is already engaged upon. Anyway, here's the first installment of that reluctant process, heh:
UPDATE: On the other hand, a reader who for obvious reasons would rather remain nameless, has this rather negative report. He's a guy I've corresponed with more than once, and he looked into taking a job with the CPA. This is what he heard from people he considers knowledgeable:

"They all came back to me with the same story. Go if you want, but know what you are getting into. And what you are getting into is a completely incompetent organization. They had a high opinion of Bremer, but other than that, nothing. In particular they highlighted the presence of political appointees - sons of prominent Bush contributors, quite often - who had absolutely no qualifications whatsoever for their jobs and were doing disastrously poor work there.

They also commented on a really pathological culture where anyone, anyone at all, who in any way dissented from the party line on any issue was harshly suppressed, with their careers ended on more than one occasion. So if a third of the people in the press office are connected to the Administration, then the AP has (in my opinion) started to nose around the edges of a real story.
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If that's the real story, then that's what we should be hearing about. Unfortunately, the "bunker mentality" often emerges in response to slanted reporting, which is one of the reasons that slanted reporting on topics of such importance is a bad thing. I'd like to see some trustworthy journalists reporting on this subject.
Slanted? Who's talking, oh boy.

However, if we are soon going to see something like that finally being said by those folks on FOX channel, then I absolutely hope Instapundit continues to fisk his own mind some more on that subject.

Way to go, folks, time to undo all the brain-washing you've perpetrated on the poor "all-american" minds out there. The bunker mentality, yeah right.

But while Insta's conceit is pathetic and enraging, this is exactly the response and awareness - and, hopefully, resulting media pressure - that I've been looking for in the wake of Fallujah. Things need *major* improving in Iraq. USA must surrender much of its ineffective dumbass control to allies. Cooperate. Get NATO in, get UN onboard for real (not just Ghana or Zimbabwe, or whatever it is at the moment).

That's the only way: break down the dam of silence and salutary change will follow. The day will soon come when this particular reader of Instapundit who has direct acces to reality will not need to conceal his name "for obvious reasons". Cheers for that.





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