"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

Friday, December 02, 2005

Pentagon Propaganda in Iraq

Don't know much about this one at the moment, but it sounds like a somewhat ham fisted way of using the tool of propaganda in war. But off that snippet, I just wanted to post this quote from Senator Tedward Kennedy:

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Massachusetts, characterized the program as a scheme that "speaks volumes about the president's credibility gap. If Americans were truly welcomed in Iraq as liberators, we wouldn't have to doctor the news for the Iraqi people."

His quote is propaganda that he doesn't have to pay for, which appears often to me to be most of what we get from the media.

The Question: If Conservatives, Republicans, Bush and his Administration and others right of center (anyone know where the center is these days), were truly welcomed or not truly welcomed in the USA, would they have to doctor the news?

The Answer: Yes


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