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Thursday, February 03, 2005

Angels With Purple Fingers

Beautiful. This is why we need the blogs. The press was gushing about the beautiful "spontaneous" moment featuring the ink-stained fingers of an Iraqi woman who was so thrilled with her ability to vote. But who was this long-suffering woman?

She left Iraq in 1968.

She's done work for the non-profit, non-partisan group Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. Their non-partisan Board of Directors is Jeanne Kirkpatrick, Jack Kemp, and Steve Forbes. Their non-partisan advisors include Newt Gingrich, Bill Kristol, Gary Bauer, and Richard Perle.

Her father, "killed by Saddam's Intelligence Forces," (according to the prez) hadn't lived in Iraq for perhaps thrity years.

In short, the woman in the balcony was a carefully-groomed shill who's been in cahoots with the most reactionary of the neocons for years. Long-suffering, indeed. Read the entire story at DailyKos.