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A team comprised of experts with specific and relevant experience has now been created. Their expertise will ensure the successful achivement of the following goals:
1. raise money to produce and air a 30 second television spot that reminds Americans that \ they can be proud of the good work being done in Iraq by the US and Coalition Forces, and
2. spread the message via the Internet about this project.
With your help, America can be proud.
For most of the last year, California political consultant Steven Moore advised Ambassador Paul Bremer and the Coalition Provisional Authority on Iraqi public opinion.
Mr. Moore helped develop Iraqi capacity for public opinion research. After conducting more than 70 focus groups in 13 Iraqi cities, and having a hand in writing and analyzing nearly a dozen public opinion polls, Mr. Moore is a leading expert on Iraqi public opinion.
In addition to his experience in Iraq, Mr. Moore was part of the team of American consultants that secretly advised Boris Yeltsin's campaign in Russia, whose efforts were documented in a TIME Magazine covers story, featured and nightline and most recently portrayed in the award-winning Showtime movie "Spinning Boris," starring Jeff Goldblum. He has worked with political leaders in five countries with Islamic extremist movements.
Mr. Moore is currently a partner in the Sacramento-based political consulting firm of Gorton Moore International. He can be contacted for speaking engagements or media appearances at email@example.com.
Originally posted by curme
Yes, thank you! I mean, if we can't trust someone who advised Paul Bremer, who can we trust?
Two weeks ago, House Republicans voted overwhelmingly against allowing American troops to participate in any NATO peacekeeping mission in Kosovo. This week many Senate Republicans were even opposing NATO air strikes against Serb forces, right up until President Clinton announced plans to begin them. Many Republicans clearly believed they could score political points against the President by playing on the nervousness and confusion of the American public.
Despite unmistakable evidence of renewed ethnic cleansing by Serb forces under the command of Slobodan Milosevic, the Yugoslav President, leading Republicans expressed indifference or worse.
Senator Don Nickles of Oklahoma said last week that he would oppose a NATO bombing campaign "unless and until the Serbs really begin a very significant massacre against the people in Kosovo." Medium-sized massacres, presumably, are acceptable.
Many Republicans even voiced concern that an attack on Serb forces would violate Yugoslavia's sovereignty, as if Belgrade had a legal right to commit genocide so long as it did so within its national boundaries. And almost all Republicans raised the cry of "body bags" and "quagmires" -- once again treating Mr. Milosevic as if he were a 600-pound gorilla instead of a bully and coward who in the past has quaked at the first sign of real military action.
Apparently many Republicans forgot that they made the same dire threats before the intervention in Bosnia three years ago and were proved utterly wrong. After three years, not a single American soldier has died in combat in Bosnia. Mostly, though, Republicans have adopted a Neville Chamberlain attitude toward the population of Kosovo, yet another distant people whose fate need not concern us.
"We don't have an obligation to send our men and women of the military in every time there's a humanitarian problem in this world, or a civil strife, or a revolution in a country," said Senator Pete Domenici of New Mexico. But what about when the "humanitarian problem" occurs in Europe and when NATO, the alliance we lead, decides to act?
Originally posted by marg6043
It's is funny that many Iraqis does not have a clue as who their candidates and political leaders are right now, because they were not elected by the people.
I will love to see Al-Sadr run for PM of his country and be elected by his own people.
Originally posted by marg6043
you forgot that the Kurds are all in their littler world in the north and they want autonomy so they care less who becomes the next Iraqi leader as long as they are left alone.
They have an army 80,000 strong and ready to defend themself is necessary they are polite to the Americans but they don't want them to hang around to much in their lands.
Originally posted by lmgnyc
Umm, hate to burst your bubble, but Mr. Stephen Moore is one half of Gorton Moore International, the Political Consulting Firm responsible for getting Arnold Schwazeneggar and variety of other Republican conservatives elected in California.
Iraqis don't understand this argument. They point out that Saddam was a weapon of mass destruction.
Originally posted by edsinger
Lets see 25 views and NO replies, that woudl be about right for a left leaning audience....wouldnt you say?
PS. I wonder if they even followed the links to the vote results?
Originally posted by dr_strangecraft
Why is it that if a Democrat happens to win an election, it is a "spontaneous outpouring of popular support," but if a republican wins, then a spin doctor "got them elected?"
That kind of an attitude shows a real contempt for the people who inhabit THIS democracy, as if their votes only matter if they support YOUR fellow.
I am always amazed at the degree of comtempt that liberals have for their fellow citizens. At times it almost rises to the level of hatred, I suppose because the "little people" insist on thinking for themselves.
Would it be such a bad thing if even a portion of Iraqis thought the US was doing a responsible job? Would that be so horrible?
The original poster is right. ATS is mainly for the left. Bring up anything un "progressive" and it gets ugly very quick.
A Taliban-like regime now rules Fallujah. Mr. RUMSFELD acknowledged that it is the base of Abu Musab Zarqawi, a Jordanian terrorist with ties to al Qaeda . . . The Zarqawi organization, . . . , has made Fallujah the most open and dangerous SANCTUARY for Islamic terrorism since Osama bin Laden was driven from Afghanistan.