• Report from Baghdad: Still Liked on Facebook

    June 5, 2013

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    Posted in: Embassy/State, Iraq




    Along with the odd threat or hate mail (a few people hilariously misunderstand the book’s title We Meant Well as being serious and chastise me for supporting the Iraq War), some interesting things pop up. Here’s one, a report from the front lines of freedom in Iraq:

    I work in Iraq and I’ve seen first hand the waste and abuse you chronicled so well during the “reconstruction”. I think you once called the US Mission in Iraq a ‘self-licking ice cream cone’ — a self-contained, self-aggrandizing system of little actual use to Iraqis. An apt analogy.

    Here’s something you’d appreciate:

    A couple of days ago, just minutes after a briefing on the latest death toll from sectarian violence (50 killings in one night; 520 close to 1000 total this month) in Iraq, I attended a meeting with people who were enthusiastically discussing the massive uptick in “likes” on our mission’s Facebook page.

    As journalism, I checked Facebook to find that the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad has some 137,000 “likes.” Their banner graphic celebrates breaking 100,000. As a comparison, retired porn star Jenna Jameson’s Facebook page as 566,703 likes. Maybe the Embassy needs to show more skin?

    So, as the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad remains the world’s largest and most expensive diplomatic mission, we salute the brave boys and girls out there who are still more focused on their Facebook likes than Rome burning down around them. To Victory!



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    • meloveconsullongtime said...

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      I’ll bet most of the likes are from Shiite allies of Iran, for turning the country over to them.

      06/5/13 10:25 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Look on the bright side: there is lots of space on the White Elephant’s walls to write the names of the dead who were sacrificed by a bunch of mad men who sold US a pack of lies about WMDs and cowards in the CIA and State and Congress who thought more about their careers than their duty to their country. Fuck you all.

      06/5/13 1:44 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      Wow. Just Wow Rich. It’s about time the entire population say’s FUCK YOU to the USG in loud, raucous protest. Of course, as we all know, it ain’t ever gonna happen as 90% of America are too goddamn busy with their eyes glued to their fucking iPhones just waiting to see who makes them a new FRIEND on FACEBOOK. Most of this nation has become a pathetic excuse for humanity. Every day I’m in a market, or some other rip off store, EVERYONE is walking around either “texting” or talking on their phones. They don’t even look up.
      And speaking of rip off’s. The money spent and still being spent on maintaining this piece of monumental fail is a fraud of biblical proportions. I mean, besides making imbecilic dancing video’s and wasting billions of taxpayer dollars, what in the fuck do 11 thousand moronic, Facebook posting dimwits possibly do in a Embassy in Iraq?????????? NOTHING..that’s what. This whole thing is so incredulous it’s almost beyond belief.
      And speaking of incredulous. Sooprise sooprise sooprise! Obomber just appointed…WAIT FOR IT…

      SUSAN RICE..to be the next National Security Advisor!!!! Yessireeeebob.

      priceless. Eric Holder.. John Brennen..James Comey ..and now Susan Rice. Do you smell a rat. I do. A BIG FAT STINKING RAT called blackmail. youbetcha. Every single one of these people know something that could not only cause Obomber to be impeached, but given the total, could possibly incriminate him as a War Criminal…not that we don’t know that already..
      For instance..James Comey. You know, the one that stood up to Gonzolas..right? Well..I already posted the link to the goods on him yesterday. If you read it..then you know EXACTLY what I’m talking about. In Rice’s case..it’s Benghazi. Of which, I heard something on NPR yesterday that had to have accidentally slipped out. They were interviewing some reporter who was in Libya during the attack, and was told the Embassy was actually a CIA forward operational thingy..and we KNOW what the CIA does..right? Torture..that’s what. And I heard the same thing the day after the attack took place. Although, until yesterday, NO ONE has mentioned anything about the CIA being there. Geewhiz..I wonder why.
      right.
      (sighing) same ole shit…different day.

      bartender…my usual.

      06/5/13 3:05 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      Ps..whatta ya’ll bet Obomber appoints Ms Fifth Amendment Lois Learner to some high cabinet spot within a few months? I’d give it 1000 to 1.

      06/5/13 3:08 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      ps2…meanwhile, the Barnum and Baily Manning circus goes into it’s 3rd act today. sick. these motherfuckers are some sick goddamned puppys…as Bush senior put it. And he should know. After all, his wife spawned one.

      06/5/13 3:12 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      ps3-

      well well well. I see ex CIA Torture chief Panetta is now exposed as leaker of classified material. right.

      BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAAHAAHAHAHA!

      Make my fucking day Holder, you asshole..time to start cleaning the hen house. Time to prosecute this motherfucker just the way you did John Kiriakou and Bradley Manning. Among others. Cause if you don’t..you will be committing a felony..and it’s called..MISPRISON OF FELONY!!

      of course…he ain’t gonna do jack diddley squat. right? right.

      ya know, you couldn’t make this shit up if you had to. same ole shit..different day. The fox is in the hen house and he’s wrecking havoc while the hens are dieing by the dozens. priceless

      06/5/13 7:03 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Obama should deliver Bush, Cheney and the rest of the Iraq war criminals to the Iraqis for justice and then we can add their names to the Wall of the Dead on the GOP’s White Elephant.

      PVB: “As journalism, I checked Facebook to find that the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad has some 137,000 “likes.” Their banner graphic celebrates breaking 100,000.”

      …the number of names that could fit on the GOP’s White Elephant Wall of the Dead.

      06/5/13 8:20 PM | Comment Link

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