Thursday, July 29, 2010

IRI.ORG ~ Your Propaganda Tax Dollars at Work

In my research these last 10 years, nothing strikes me as so UN-American as the two US taxpayer funded 'non-profits' (International Republican Institute (IRI.ORG) and it's 'sister' Democratic DLC-affiliated Party group National Endowment for Democracy (NED.ORG)

To state that they are a 'shadow government' is an understatement. "When all else fails" ~these two ideological 'arms' manage to pull the fat out of the proverbial political fire, giving cover as needed clandestinely.

Time to shut this Cold War operation down. And fire John McCain.

"IRI is a nonpartisan group funded by the U.S. government, but the majority of its officials and employees are Republicans and its board includes such prominent members as Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), former Sen. Chuck Hagel, former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft and former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger.

During the 2008 presidential campaign, the institute came under fire for providing a way for the McCain campaign to give donors access to the candidate. The New York Times reported: "Operating without the sort of limits placed on campaign fund-raising, the institute under Mr. McCain has solicited millions of dollars for its operations from some 560 defense contractors, lobbying firms, oil companies and other corporations, many with issues before Senate committees Mr. McCain was on." "