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Old July 25th, 2007, 07:23 AM   #1
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http://jeffrey-feldman.typepad.com/f...hop-secre.html

Can the same techniques used to sell corn flakes, ketchup and power drills be used to sell the Iraq policy to the public and extend the U.S. occupation long into the future? The Bush administration and the pentagon think so.

Madison Avenue To The Rescue
As more Americans called for an end to the U.S. occupation, the Pentagon secretly ordered a report on ways to extend it long long into the future with the help of “Madison Avenue” marketing techniques–the same techniques used to sell breakfast cereal and hardware products to the American public.

Now available for the public to read, (Enlisting Madison Avenue: The Marketing Approach to Earning Popular Support in Theaters of Operation, PDF File 1.37 MB), the report was prepared by the Rand Corporation and cost the American taxpayer $400,000 dollars.

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Now it just needs a really good catch phrase...
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Old July 25th, 2007, 09:13 AM   #2
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how about this one
"Iraq, the best thing for halliburton sence oil itself!"
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Not unique.

Madison Avenue was brought in to "sell" the War of Northern Aggression (invented the "free the slaves" angle mid-war when northern support and enlistments were lagging), WWI (look for graphics of dead mothers & children on the Lusitania), WWII (check the whole "Why We Fight" film series), and the Kuwait (stories of "babies thrown from incubators" by looting Iraqis.
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shoot, we need them again, to convince us that the war is going well...
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i think it is such a disservice to our men and women who are making a difference in other parts of the world, and all we can do is critisize and make fun of whats going on. do i like the war, no. do i see the benefits in being in iraq, yes. would we as a country be safer if we pull out? sometimes you just have to suck it up, stop taking other peoples shit, and put them on the run in thier own country. stop whining and STOP BEING SUCH A COMMUNIST PUSSY!
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i think it is such a disservice to our men and women who are making a difference in other parts of the world, and all we can do is critisize and make fun of whats going on. do i like the war, no. do i see the benefits in being in iraq, yes. would we as a country be safer if we pull out? sometimes you just have to suck it up, stop taking other peoples shit, and put them on the run in thier own country. stop whining and STOP BEING SUCH A COMMUNIST PUSSY!

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i think it is such a disservice to our men and women who are making a difference in other parts of the world, and all we can do is critisize and make fun of whats going on. do i like the war, no. do i see the benefits in being in iraq, yes. would we as a country be safer if we pull out? sometimes you just have to suck it up, stop taking other peoples shit, and put them on the run in thier own country. stop whining and STOP BEING SUCH A COMMUNIST PUSSY!
ya know, when duffman or bruce or muddy or many of the right wingers here say some thing dogmattic or way right wing, i will at least think about what they have said becouse there is at least some thought behind what they believe.

not you.
you seem to be a moronic asshole.
calling some one a commie and a pussy cuz you seem to think we should be in a single party system and all who are not gop are anti america.
no, we are anti single minded moron
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ya know, when duffman or bruce or muddy or many of the right wingers here say some thing dogmattic or way right wing, i will at least think about what they have said becouse there is at least some thought behind what they believe.

not you.
you seem to be a moronic asshole.
calling some one a commie and a pussy cuz you seem to think we should be in a single party system and all who are not gop are anti america.
no, we are anti single minded moron
yeah, how dare you be emotional when it is a topic you feel strongly about. You have to play their game or you can not post under this forum:tonka: :tonka: :tonka: :tonka: :tonka: :tonka:
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yeah, how dare you be emotional when it is a topic you feel strongly about. You have to play their game or you can not post under this forum:tonka: :tonka: :tonka: :tonka: :tonka: :tonka:
i just get sick of anyone calling someone a commie, or being told there un-american if they dont get in line with the rest of the

anyone useing this little bit of propoganda will now be labled a moron by me
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i guess my thing is is their no men among us anymore. how many times do you drive down the road and see a kid riding his bike with a helmet on. take that silly helmet off. when he cracks his bean on the pavement, hell know not to do it again. everything today is to keep us from hurting ourself, well thats the problem is were all abunch of whiny bitches. crying about everything from the rich having too much money, to helping the poor with government programs. but dont do that with your own money, why when well just make a government program to do that. theres always gonna be war, i wish there wasnt. but whats the alternative? there are bad people in this world, and they would love nothing more than to behead your whole family and im glad that we have brave military that sacrafice thier life to see that bad people dont get that chance. and to think that weve somehow caused this is zany. when will you people be man enough to stand up and say enough is enough. take your helmet off already. and yes, i am a moron, but im no commie pussy. now kick me in the jimmy!
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i guess my thing is is their no men among us anymore. how many times do you drive down the road and see a kid riding his bike with a helmet on. take that silly helmet off. when he cracks his bean on the pavement, hell know not to do it again. everything today is to keep us from hurting ourself, well thats the problem is were all abunch of whiny bitches. crying about everything from the rich having too much money, to helping the poor with government programs. but dont do that with your own money, why when well just make a government program to do that. theres always gonna be war, i wish there wasnt. but whats the alternative? there are bad people in this world, and they would love nothing more than to behead your whole family and im glad that we have brave military that sacrafice thier life to see that bad people dont get that chance. and to think that weve somehow caused this is zany. when will you people be man enough to stand up and say enough is enough. take your helmet off already. and yes, i am a moron, but im no commie pussy. now kick me in the jimmy!

i don't like to call people names, but yes, you are a moron.
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i would so kick the crap out of michael moore, that fat piece of chewed bubble gum. he should just keep his piehole shut so nothing can get in or out.
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i would so kick the crap out of michael moore, that fat piece of chewed bubble gum. he should just keep his piehole shut so nothing can get in or out.
wtf. are you retarded? michael moore has nothing to do with this thread, do you just push a button and your computer automatically types some BS Conservative response? You must have hit the wrong button...
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wtf. are you retarded? michael moore has nothing to do with this thread, do you just push a button and your computer automatically types some BS Conservative response? You must have hit the wrong button...
Hey Mike, you are name calling,........you told me you didn't do that, remember? He has an opinion, just like you, so are you not suppose to debate him, like you have said in the past. Looks like a gang bang is goin on in this thread.
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I'm name calling....
Commie,Commie, Commie....
No run back home before I shave your head,
send you to boot camp,
and take away your birthday.

And where is my reach around?
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I'm name calling....
Commie,Commie, Commie....
No run back home before I shave your head,
send you to boot camp,
and take away your birthday.

And where is my reach around?
let it never be said that i will not give someone a reach around.
now bend over......
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ya know, when duffman or bruce or muddy or many of the right wingers here say some thing dogmattic or way right wing, i will at least think about what they have said becouse there is at least some thought behind what they believe.
"dogmatic" ? [austin powers voice] Ouch, man [/austin powers voice]

Hey - I'm no right-winger. I have my own opinions on issues, opinions which admittedly often take a conservative slant. But there are a few things I line up kinda (or completely) liberal-ish on as well.

I prefer to think of myself as a non-nutjob libertarian.
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"dogmatic" ? [austin powers voice] Ouch, man [/austin powers voice]

Hey - I'm no right-winger. I have my own opinions on issues, opinions which admittedly often take a conservative slant. But there are a few things I line up kinda (or completely) liberal-ish on as well.

I prefer to think of myself as a non-nutjob libertarian.
i know, we have had that talk a few times
and as i said your veiws are well thought out


personaly I prefer to think of myself as a nutjob libertarian:tonka:
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Better than a handjob libertarian...
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No matter what side of the fence you are on, no matter what you think about the policies that are set in Washington, no matter who is in charge in Congress, no matter what......


Support our troops.


Am I a moron for thinking that?

I don't like war, any war, but I think there are valid reasons to be doing what we are doing. Do I think that ALL the reasons we are there are valid? No I don't. But there are some very good reasons.
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