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Oops: WH Accidentally Sends Reporters Story On Iraqi PM Backing Obama Withdrawal Plan

World  (tags: Nouri Al Maliki, Obama Iraq Plan, Obama Withdrawal Plan, White House, White House e-Mail, Politics News )

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The White House this afternoon accidentally sent to its extensive distribution list a Reuters story headlined "Iraqi PM backs Obama troop exit plan - magazine." [...}


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Blue Bunting (855)
Saturday July 19, 2008, 2:47 pm

As Reuters reported earlier today, Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki has voiced his support for Obama's withdrawal plan. Needless to say, such support is not a PR victory for the Bush administration. And so it was no doubt embarrassing when, according to ABC's Jake Tapper, the White House sent the article--accidentally--to reporters:

The White House this afternoon accidentally sent to its extensive distribution list a Reuters story headlined "Iraqi PM backs Obama troop exit plan - magazine." [...}

The White House employee had intended to send the article to an internal distribution list, ABC News' Martha Raddatz reports, but hit the wrong button.

The misfire comes at an odd time for Bush foreign policy, at a time when Obama's campaign alleges the president is moving closer toward Obama's recommendations about international relations -- sending more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, discussing a "general time horizon" for U.S. troop withdrawal and launching talks with Iran.


Melva H (93)
Saturday July 19, 2008, 4:19 pm
Could it be true that in order to work for the Cheney/Bush gang, you have to fail a IQ test, because no one with any sense would trust them enough to work for them?

Blue Bunting (855)
Saturday July 19, 2008, 5:16 pm
Melva, you just have to walk in "lockstep" and learn to bow and scrape ...

Melva H (93)
Saturday July 19, 2008, 5:27 pm
Never happen, Blue. I would not so shame my ancestors (near and far); besides, they'd likely come back to haunt me- and straighten me out.

. (0)
Saturday July 19, 2008, 6:17 pm
When you hire people that aren’t as bright as you are in order to make your own stupidity appear to be smart, you are hiring some really, really dumb asses.

Melva H (93)
Saturday July 19, 2008, 7:03 pm
Right, Ralph! But they don't seem to have any trouble in coming up with enough dumb butts to fill positions. They must have an endless stable of really, really dumb Repugs to call on.

Blue Bunting (855)
Saturday July 19, 2008, 7:31 pm
They have all learned how to lie, cheat and steal ... and they're good at those "crimes" too!

Melva H (93)
Saturday July 19, 2008, 7:44 pm
On that note, Blue, I'm going to pick up my marbles and go home. Er; I AM home. :-) So, I'll hit the shower and then the bed. 'See' you here tomorrow.

Jan S (0)
Monday July 21, 2008, 7:28 am
It makes me angry that hosts so many negative things about our President. I'm proud to be an American and stand behind our President. If he had a smart Congress, many things would be different(notice I didn't call Congress "Stupid"). If we want to have a better life, we need to make changes within our own house, not the White House. What will really be STUPID is if a communistic candidate wins the next election!!!

Hans L (958)
Monday July 21, 2008, 8:07 am
I think that this is one of the most positive messages i have ever seen coming from the white house!

Melva H (93)
Monday July 21, 2008, 3:10 pm
Er...Janet S: Say WHAT? As a journalist said, "If I didn't love my country I wouldn't despise Bush."...The "Stupid" ones in Congress are the ones who were either bribed or blackmailed into allowing Cheney/Bush to trash the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, break the Geneva Convention, and attack a Sovereign country based on over 900 LIES in order to grab control of their oil fields. Now, do you understand the World disdain for this administration?

Deborah H (59)
Monday July 21, 2008, 7:03 pm
I'm sorry, but he really is stupid, but this was no accident and if you think it was, you might be a few marbles short. The people pulling the strings sent this for a reason and then said it was a mistake. Now why would they do that? The answer will be really scary.

Deborah H (59)
Monday July 21, 2008, 7:04 pm
Oh, and if you think Bush is really in control, you are quite a few marbles short.

Monday July 21, 2008, 8:17 pm
I' sorry but Bush is not stupid he is backing Obama lol

Monday July 21, 2008, 8:59 pm

Blue summited in Obama group Good day for Obama

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Tuesday July 22, 2008, 6:09 am
Sometimes having nitwits in government has its positive side.

Have you guys heard about the other mistake recently made by the White House?

A few weeks ago, when the G8 were gathered in Japan, it was discovered that the press kit distributed to US journalists covering the event contained a biography of Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi that was not at all flattering. All the more embarrassing, that Silvio & GW are great buddies !

Does somebody think this was done on purpose, too? :

TOYAKO, Japan: The White House apologized Tuesday for its "unfortunate mistake" in distributing an unflattering biography of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of Italy at the Group of 8 summit meeting.

The summary of Berlusconi was buried in a thick tome of background material in the press kit that the White House distributed at the meeting to its traveling press corps.

The biography described Berlusconi as one of the "most controversial leaders in the history of a country known for government corruption and vice."

Last month Berlusconi welcomed President George W. Bush to Rome, calling him "a personal friend of mine and also a great friend of Italy." To which Bush had responded: "You're right. We're good friends."

The biography, taken from the Encyclopedia of World Biography, said that Berlusconi burst onto the political scene with no experience and used his "vast network of media holdings" to finance his campaign on a promise to "purge the notoriously lackadaisical Italian government of corruption."

The biography went on to say that Berlusconi was appointed to the prime minister's office in 1994, "however, he and his fellow Forza Italia party leaders soon found themselves accused of the very corruption he had vowed to eradicate."

In a written apology, a White House spokesman, Tony Fratto, said that the biography had used insulting language.

"The sentiments expressed in the biography do not represent the views of President Bush, the American government, or the American people," he said. "We apologize to Italy and to the prime minister for this very unfortunate mistake."

Published July 8, Int Herald Tribune

Linda H (13)
Tuesday July 22, 2008, 11:46 am
Perhaps we should think of something positive about our president. Oh, yes, I have it-Thank God he can't run for another term!! Now thats positive! Yes?

Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday July 22, 2008, 8:49 pm
Amen, Linda! We'll all be kissing the ground/earth when Bu$h leaves for Paraguay!

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Wednesday July 23, 2008, 3:19 am

Is there oil there ?

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday July 23, 2008, 9:24 pm
No oil in Darfur ... so there's "genocide" that the Bu$h government ignores ... $tupid RepubliCON$ mu$t be thrown out of Congre$$ and the White Hou$e forever!!!
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