February 24, 2006

Losing The War Of Ideas

From a US military website:
Maybe it's the message, not the media, that's the problem.

Neither aggressive, skeptical reporting nor enemy propaganda is to blame for the fact that the Bush administration is still trying to explain why it invaded Iraq in the first place, and why it did so without making adequate preparations for the aftermath. Neither Osama Bin Laden nor Abu Musab al-Zarqawi fed gullible officials the bogus notions that Iraq was in league with al-Qaida, was buying uranium in Niger and was in hot pursuit of a nuclear weapons program.

That nonsense didn't come from our enemies; it came from Mr. Rumsfeld's friends.

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