washington - it was billed as a conversation with u.s. troops, but the questions president bush asked on a teleconference call thursday were choreographed to match his goals for the war in iraq and saturday's vote on a new iraqi constitution.
"this is an important time," allison barber, deputy assistant defense secretary, said, coaching the soldiers before bush arrived. "the president is looking forward to having just a conversation with you."
seems initially the white house denied it was staged unaware that the conversation of the set up was taped.
Oct 13, '05
Bizarre. Staged news reports, staged "town hall" type meetings, now staged conversations with soldiers.... Honestly though, I can't imagine them doing this type of thing in any other way.
Last edit by fergus51 on Oct 13, '05