War's PR Cheerleaders in Pep Rally with Condoleezza

The latest group of cheerleaders for war with Iraq, named the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq, is meeting today in the White House with National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice. (Rice had an oil tanker named in her honor, a special gift of the Chevron company on whose board of directors she served.) The New York Times reports that the "hawkish" group "formed with the White House's tacit approval" is looking for additional funding for its propaganda effort which will include "making contacts with journalists, holding dinner sessions with administration officials and meeting with editorial boards" around the country. Fronting for the pro-war propaganda campaign are such notables as Bob Kerrey, George Shultz, James Hoffa and Newt Gingrich. Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman "are expected to be the group's honorary Congressional co-chairmen."