Wednesday, December 14, 2005


Peace and joy to the world! (Brought to you by the US Army)

Give USA and Matt Kelly a cheer for this story: The military wants to fight the information war against al-Qaeda through newspapers, websites, radio, television and "novelty items" such as T-shirts and bumper stickers. ..."While the product may not carry the label, 'Made in the USA,' we will respond truthfully if asked" by journalists, Furlong told USA TODAY in a videoconference interview. Wait! Don't laugh! There's more! The contractors include the Lincoln Group, a small firm that's under investigation for paying Iraqi newspapers to run pro-American articles ghostwritten under a separate military contract. ...Another contractor, San Diego-based Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), won a no-bid Pentagon contract in 2003 to run an Iraqi media network that Defense Department investigators later said was mismanaged. The third company, SYColeman Inc., is led by a retired general who was a top official in the Defense Department agency that gave SAIC its Iraqi media contract. Connect these dots... Lincoln: under investigation for corruption SAIC: probably behind the "Able Danger" scam SyColeman: ?
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