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FOX Floats New Talking Point on Iraq: Forget Democracy. Time to Appoint a Shiny New Dictator to Replace the One Who's Gonna Hang Before the New Year!

Reported by Marie Therese - November 13, 2006 -

This morning on FOX & Friends First FOX News Analyst, war profiteer (NetStar Systems, Iran Policy Committee, Crescent Technology Ventures PLC) and uberhawk (Ret.) Air Force General Thomas McInerney trotted out the latest "solution" to the mess that George Bush has gotten us into in Iraq. "But here's the key thing," McInerney said. "Is [Prime Minister Nouri al] Maliki up to it? And I'm starting to question if he's up to it and it may be we might have to use what we did after the Korean War when President Syngman Rhee was put in. He was an authoritarian government. We may have to go to an authoritarian government in which we - uh - reduce the civil rights, have martial law, do a whole host of very restrictive things to get stability over there."

FOX host Kiran Chetry chimed in to say that what McInerney proposed made sense "because there's been a lot of talk that we need to stop talking democracy and start talking stability when it comes to what's going on there. You have Sunni police. They're not showing up 'cause they're getting killed. There's retaliatory killings with the Shiites right now and Maliki is clearly supporting his sect and some of the radical fringes of his sect like al Sadr. "

McINERNEY: "That's correct. You're spot on, Kiran. And I think that that may be the next phase. Within the next five months we're gonna have to look at that. As I say, throwing more troops at it won't necessarily solve it, unless hte Iraqis themselves want to. And let's remember what our end game is. Our end game is a stable Iraq. Not necessarily a democratic one. We would like it, but if it is a stable Iraq that is friendly to us, that is not developing weapons of mass destruction and that can be a counter to the Iranians - and this is extremely important. I would just like our viewers to - I got a quote yesterday that [Iranian] President Ahmadinejad said a year ago. He said (reading) 'We shall soon experience a world without the United States and Zionists. We don't want him to have nuclear weapons."

BRIAN KILMEADE: "We don't and the Israelis don't either. Their Deputy Defense Minister said 'If we have to, we'll take it out ourselves.' And Prime Minister [Ehud] Olmert is meeting with the President today..."


So, let me get this straight.

We got rid of Saddam so that we could install a Saddam clone and we are just fine with the prospect that civil liberties will be curtailed just as long as the new dictator is friendly to the United States?

Can it be that the administation is telling the families of over 3,000 of our soldiers that they died just to install another puppet strong man who will, given our not-too-great history, turn on us the moment our backs are turned?

Is THIS is the end result of the great war for the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people?

If McInerney is right, we are poised to install yet another tin god to brutalize his own people while we turn a blind eye. He'll pump oil, pose for photo ops with American dignitaries and keep Iran at bay in exchange for our billions of dollars in "foreign aid".

As for Nouri al-Maliki, the real reason the Bushies want to get rid of him is not because he's too weak but because he's been showing signs of independence. Kiran Chetry gave it away when she mentioned that Maliki is chummy with Muqtada al Sadr, leader of the largest Shiite militia in Iraq. The Iraqi Shi'as are closely aligned to Iran, which is a Shi'a nation. Retired General McInerney belongs to a the Iran Policy Committee, an organization in close touch with AIPAC (American Israeli Public Affairs Committee) and one that advocates the overthrow of the current Iranian government.

And, as usual, FOX News did not inform its viewers of McInerney's bias in favor of war with Iran or of his connections to companies positioned to make money from the war effort.

As for Saddam Hussein, FOX News reported last week that the chances are good that he will die by hanging before January 1st. Certain hosts were even speculating as to whether or not the execution would be public. If it is, you can bet the footage will be aired over and over and over again on FOX News Channel.