LTC John Nagl, 1st Battalion, 34th Armor at Fort Riley, and author of “Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife: Counterinsurgency Lessons from Malaya and Vietnam,” (his published Doctoral Dissertation) appeared on The Daily Show on Thursday 8/23.
Global Guerrillas notes in its post regarding the appearance:
“Wow, the Petraeus information operations media machine is amazing (and this is a great example). Nod of respect to the masterful way in which the Petraeus team has been able to influence the public's perception of this war -- the essence of which was a shift towards marketing the
leadership as both competent and brilliant.” Iraq
Missing from the post is this parenthetical from FeedBurner:
“(which is much more effective than the political diatribes that claim MSM bias, a conspiracy of the left, etc.).”
I haven’t heard much in the way of the brilliance or competence of Iraqi leadership, nor would I be too tempted to believe it when my own government is used as the litmus test. “More effective” than claims of MSM bias is another one that is a bit off; using the recent media trumpeting of Senator Warner’s call for the withdrawal of 5,000 troops from Iraq as a "major blow tonight to President Bush's Iraq policy" as an example of the “conspiracy” as only a “claim,” is a great starting point as MSM bias being a reality.
This “major blow,” is only so much “disgraceful nonsense.”
May the “Petraeus team” prevail in inserting pieces of reality to balance the reporting.Trackback:
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