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Marketing More War

By The Reverend Published: September 2, 2007

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Keep an eye out for a brand new neo-conservative marketing campaign beginning in earnest after the holiday weekend. America is so mature and grown-up now that we simply sell our wars of aggression like we do car insurance or erectile dysfunction potions. And be honest, who doesn't need to buy a new and improved bloody war with another Muslim country? Our old war with Iraq is just not getting the mileage we hoped for and it's old and rusty and falling apart. Time for a new war. A new and exciting air war. Those are the best for teevee anyway. Lots of stuff getting blown up. Bold new slogans of bloody patriotism on 'newschannel' screens everywhere. My, how the advertising revenues will flow.

New fall line of agression to be rolled out.....

Today I received a message from a friend who has excellent connections in Washington and whose information has often been prescient. According to this report, as in 2002, the rollout will start after Labor Day, with a big kickoff on September 11. My friend had spoken to someone in one of the leading neo-conservative institutions. He summarized what he was told this way:

They [the source's institution] have "instructions" (yes, that was the word used) from the Office of the Vice-President to roll out a campaign for war with Iran in the week after Labor Day; it will be coordinated with the American Enterprise Institute, the Wall Street Journal, the Weekly Standard, Commentary, Fox, and the usual suspects. It will be heavy sustained assault on the airwaves, designed to knock public sentiment into a position from which a war can be maintained. Evidently they don't think they'll ever get majority support for this--they want something like 35-40 percent support, which in their book is "plenty."

Of course I cannot verify this report. But besides all the other pieces of information about this circulating, I heard last week from a former U.S. government contractor. According to this friend, someone in the Department of Defense called, asking for cost estimates for a model for reconstruction in Asia. The former contractor finally concluded that the model was intended for Iran. This anecdote is also inconclusive, but it is consistent with the depth of planning that went into the reconstruction effort in Iraq and Afghanistan. Link

The CEO president, being the ever-so-sharp Dear Leader that he is, knows Business Administration. He even has a Masters degree in it. And that Dear CEO Leader knows if he's going to win over a favorable maketplace, he must act immediately AFTER school resumes in September and BEFORE the major holidays and sports events which begin in October.

It's tougher to market extensive new killing and wounding campaigns, you know, when Americans are swimming and boating and whatnot. The window of opportunity seems shorter every year, doesn't it? I mean, we are busy people. We have a lot of stuff to do.

'Hey, would love to hear all about those new plans for destroying Tehran....but check with me in September. I'll have more time to consider your extensive new plans to kill Muslims then, okay? Too busy with the family right now. Talk at ya'.'

I don't know whether George and the Dick will arbitrarily attack Iran or not. Rumors are simply rumors, after all. But I would ask you this....what will America look like 6-12 months after attacking yet another sovereign nation?

Perhaps the marketing department has the answer.

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