ARC's 1st Law: As a "progressive" online discussion grows longer, the probability of a nefarious reference to Karl Rove approaches one

Friday, October 14, 2005

Coaching?

Paraphrasing DoD official in this video:

Here are the questions that the President will be asking... he might be asking a few more than this to. If it's on a topic that you're not familiar with, give it to this captain, okay?

Coaching? Don't think so...

This is coaching:
DoD Official: Question 1 will be "How're things going with the Iraqis?" and then you respond with "Mr. President, everything's going great... it's wonderful over here!!"
Got that?

Soldier: Yep.

DoD Official: Question 2 will be... [etc, etc]

If coaching truly was the aim, the it's unlikely that there would be a possibility that Bush would've strayed from the questions... it would have been scripted. In fact, even if the DoD official had said, "here's question 1, what's your response?" I would not consider THAT to be "coached."

But, hey. if you want to call it coaching, go for it. I expect no less from the side that suspects that the BFEE or the Mossad were behind 9/11. (BFEE = Bush Family Evil Empire)

And, for the reaction of someone who actually participated in the event, click here.
Speaking with President Bush

Yesterday, I (bottom right corner in the picture) was chosen to be among a small group of soldiers assigned to the 42ID's Task Force Liberty that would speak to President Bush, our Commander-in-Chief. The interview went well, but I would like to respond to what most of the mass-media has dubbed as, "A Staged Event."

First of all, we were told that we would be speaking with the President of the United States, our Commander-in-Chief, President Bush, so I believe that it would have been totally irresponsible for us NOT to prepare some ideas, facts or comments that we wanted to share with the President.

We were given an idea as to what topics he may discuss with us, but it's the President of the United States; He will choose which way his conversation with us may go.
We practiced passing the microphone around to one another, so we wouldn't choke someone on live TV. We had an idea as to who we thought should answer what types of questions, unless President Bush called on one of us specifically.

President Bush told us, during his closing, that the American people were behind us. I know that we are fighting here, not only to preserve our own freedoms, but to establish those same freedoms for the people of Iraq. It makes my stomach ache to think that we are helping to preserve free speech in the US, while the media uses that freedom to try to RIP DOWN the President and our morale, as US Soldiers. They seem to be enjoying the fact that they are tearing the country apart. Worthless!

The question I was most asked while I was home on leave in June was, "So...What's REALLY going on over there?" Does that not tell you something?! Who has confidence in the media to tell the WHOLE STORY? It's like they WANT this to turn into another Vietnam. I hate to break it to them, but it's not.

Tomorrow morning, the Iraqi people will vote on their constitution. The success of our mission or the mission of the Iraqi security forces is not defined by the outcome of that vote. If the people of Iraq vote this constitution down, that only means that the FREE, DEMOCRATIC PROCESS is at work in Iraq. They are learning to voice their opinions in the polling stations, not through violence. If it is voted down, they will have the chance to draft an even better version; One that may better serve the people of Iraq. This is up to them. It is history in the making and I will not let the media or anyone else (who has not spent more than two weeks here) tell me otherwise. I have been here for almost a year. I have seen the progress made in so many ways from January's elections to this referendum. Don't tell me what the Iraqi people can or can't do. They will tell you with their VOTES!

Typical "Progressive" response: "Damn you Chimpy McBushitler AND your roadmap to freedom!!!"

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler