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So, a new Bush advertizment has Photoshopped US troops into the background crowds:



Is this just symbolic of the typical stance of this administration towards truth?

One has to wonder what the soldier who appears about ten times thinks about his being used in this way.

Note the PERFECT irony that the ad is called "What Ever It Takes"

from Salon warroom:
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One dedicated soldier backs the "war" prez -- en masse

Presto! From the new Bush-Cheney '04 campaign ad "Whatever It Takes." Indeed, that devoted mantra apparently includes trafficking in doctored photos of, well, one U.S. soldier(s) who backs the president big time.

On CNN today, BC'04 copped to the Photoshopping of the troops in its new ad and blamed the blunder -- of course -- on some clueless underling. (According to CNN, the Bush camp says it was the handiwork of a renegade editor at the firm to which the ad job was outsourced. But didn't they already fire that guy for going off on his own to tack up the "Mission Accomplished" banner?)

Of course, BC'04 means to say they will do "whatever it takes" to win the war against terrorism. Unfortunately, there is already an entire stockpile of reasons to believe that, too, includes the kind of stupidity and desperation that seems to be plaguing the Bush campaign in its final days.

UPDATE: Kerry spokesman Joe Lockhart has issued a statement demanding that BC'04 pull the ad:

["Now we know why this ad is named 'Whatever it Takes.' This administration has always had a problem telling the truth, from Iraq to jobs to health care. The Bush campaign's advertising has been consistently dishonest in what they say. But today, it's been exposed for being dishonest about what we see.

"If they won't tell the truth in an ad, they won't tell the truth about anything else. This doctored commercial is fundamentally dishonest and insults the intelligence of the American people.
The Bush campaign has no choice but to take this ad down immediately and issue an apology for its latest attempt to mislead the American people. Unless George Bush has changed his position on human cloning, it's got to pull this fundamentally dishonest ad immediately."

Just think . . .. remember the SOVIET UNION . . . remember how they used image-retouching to 'dissappear' peoople who had been liquidated and to rewrite history?!

Are we in good company with such precedence?
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post #2 of 8
HAHA comedy gold!
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Originally posted by pfflam
So, a new Bush advertizment has Photoshopped US troops into the background crowds:

You have no proof. How can you prove they used Photoshop??!?
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Originally posted by bunge
You have no proof. How can you prove they used Photoshop??!?

Well . . . 'photoshopped' has become a name for retouching photos . . . maybe they used GIMP

"They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."
--George W Bush

"Narrative is what starts to happen after eight minutes
--Franklin Miller.

"Nothing...

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"They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."
--George W Bush

"Narrative is what starts to happen after eight minutes
--Franklin Miller.

"Nothing...

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post #5 of 8
OMG !

It's just like the attack of the clones
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Originally posted by Dylsexic Manupilator
OMG !

It's just like the attack of the clones

In more ways than you know!!!

But seriously, this is an outrageous, overt manipulation of basic trust . . .

and I think that it is not at all surprising however, and that is what is so terrible . . . I, for one, have known that this administration has been so deeply rooted in outright lies that it would unravel completely if you took any of them away . . .

a regime of lies!!!
"They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."
--George W Bush

"Narrative is what starts to happen after eight minutes
--Franklin Miller.

"Nothing...

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"They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."
--George W Bush

"Narrative is what starts to happen after eight minutes
--Franklin Miller.

"Nothing...

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post #7 of 8
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Originally posted by pfflam

There's nothing wrong with this. Don't you remember Where's Waldo? Bush just wanted to open a 90's time capsule.
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Originally posted by pfflam
a regime of lies!!!

LIES!!!

not really related, but made me think of this.
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