Tuesday, December 02, 2003

Bait and Switch

One way they tried to get soldiers to come to Bush's little shindig:

...to attract soldiers to a Thanksgiving dinner in a makeshift U.S. Army post at Baghdad International Airport, top officials resorted to celebrity disinformation. THEY FANNED RUMORS that country star Shania Twain would be at the event, accompanied by the actor Nicolas Cage. When even that did not generate buzz in the barracks, Bremer told aides “we may make news,” and asked them to urge the press to attend.

Howard Kurtz:

Wonder if anyone was disappointed in not getting Shania.

Look on the bright side. At least they didn't have to hear Dubya's rendition of "I Feel Like a Woman."

(Thanks to Maia)

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