As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Somehow This Will Be Considered Equivalent

Robert Malley works for a think tank called the International Crisis Group where he writes reports analyzing the situation in the Middle East. Unlike Bush Administration analysts he actually talks to all groups in the region, and so the fact that he's talked to members of Hamas in the task of writing his reports means that he's a terrorist and the candidate he informally advises, Barack Obama, is too a terrorist. So Obama fired the guy.

Now, Doug Goodyear was a paid lobbyist for the Burmese government, earning over $300,000 in 2002 and 2003, and he was the guy tapped by John McCain to run the 2008 Republican National Convention. This revelation, of course, comes at a time when the military junta has murdered monks, cracked down on dissidents, and failed their people in delivering necessities to cyclone-ravaged areas where tens of thousands have died. This led to his firing.

Remember, these two things are EXACTLY THE SAME. One guy tries to gather information to create informed policy papers, the other guy gets paid to lie for a dictatorship and is one of the hundreds of lobbyists crawling around the McCain campaign. Exactly the same.

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