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Ironic realization

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I hate being proven semi-right.

So yeah there WERE WMDs in Iraq.
Yeah, they DID get into the hands of terrorists.
Pity that they got there as equipment for- and were practically disbursed by- US troops.

via salon.com I come across information regarding an ad for the Elect Bush For Real This Time campaign which included a photo of US soldiers standing there to appreciatively listen to the Gibbon in Chief...
...who were so badly photoshopped in that you can spot the same faces over and over again.

To quote from the article:

Presto! From the new Bush-Cheney '04 campaign ad "Whatever It Takes." Indeed, that devoted mantra apparently includes trafficking in doctored photos of, well, one U.S. soldier(s) who back the president big time.

On CNN today, BC'04 copped to the Photoshopping of the troops in its new ad and blamed the blunder -- of course -- on some clueless underling. (According to CNN, the Bush camp says it was the handiwork of a renegade editor at the firm to which the job was outsourced. But didn't they already fire that guy for going off on his own to tack up the "Mission Accomplished" banner?)


There is an attached photo at the URL linked above (it's Salon, you'd have to do the day pass thing) of the same chunk of soldiery pasted into the image over and over and over again.

Eeew.

What a bunch of lying bastards. Oh, wait, it's Georgie-Porgie, nevermind.
  • for those non-subscribers:

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2004/10/27/22442/878
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  • I wanna be 'Renegade Editor.' I'll get business cards and everything.

    Someone on the Kos article suggested that the Republicans were screwing their graphic designers and this was some sort of revenge. I've got news for them; everybody screws the graphic designers. You think they can actually afford to pay for the vast quantities of material that go into advertising? The artist always gets fucked. Graphic designers are like the migrant workers of the PR industry.
  • That's phenomenally bad, though sadly if it's a TV ad it could actually pass unnoticed by the average viewer.
  • "So yeah there WERE WMDs in Iraq."

    Are you referring to the conventional explosives? If those, can they really be considered WMDs? What sort of weapons did they say were there in the first place? As I recall, the Bush administration was hinting (or outright said) that Saddam had nuclear capabilities, or at least some sort of missles.
    • Yeah, conventional explosives. But extremely potent conventional explosives, they are.
      In fact, the same extremely potent conventional explosives that were used in bin Laden's attempt to level the WTC with a car-bomb in the basement, some of them.
      • David Kay, the former weapons inspector, opined tonight that those missing explosives, while quite dangerous and something that the troops should have been briefed to secure, did not constitute WMDs. But, then, is there a set definition of WMD?
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