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Wednesday, October 12, 2005
  What's in a woman's whigs' name...
I got mail: "Remember that HILARIOUS film "Wag the Dog"? You know - the one with the presidential aide (played by Robert De Niro) and the Hollywood producer (Dustin Hoffman) who cook up an imaginary conflict with ALBANIA, then produce it with sets actors etc and finally successfully beam it straight into America's consciousness so as to distract public opinion from a nasty sex scandal involving the President and thereby secure his reelection.

WELL, the real-life equivalent to all that (minus the sex scandal) in the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of "Mess'o Potamia" (to quote the brilliant Jon Stewart's The Daily Show - check it out on Crooks and Liars) was called the White House Irak Group or WHIG and you can find a list of all the little De Niros and Hoffmans HERE: WHIG"


 
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