"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

No Breach Seen in Work in Iraq on Propaganda - New York Times

No Breach Seen in Work in Iraq on Propaganda - New York Times: "The question for the Pentagon is its proper role in shaping perceptions abroad. Particularly in a modern world connected by satellite television and the Internet, misleading information and lies could easily migrate into American news outlets, as could the perception that false information is being spread by the Pentagon."

This is an interesting subject of which the only concern I would have would be the quote above. American news outlets already have difficulty enough with misleading information but this is more a case of laziness and the need to get ahead on happenings.

Democracy or not, we're talking about a warzone where propaganda is necessary. In this instance we're trying to get a little positive PR in an area where we could use it.


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