Now Playing: "Lives in the Balance" Jackson Brown
Topic: Propaganda 101
On October 6, amid continued erosion in the polls, President Bush again defended our military action in Iraq, with the same tired references to 9-11, al Qaeda and a need for war without end.
Lost in all the President’s rhetoric, is the undeniable truth that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction and there were no ties to 9-11 or al Qaeda in Iraq. Yet, the President still contends that the war in Iraq is the central front of the war on terror. The only links to al Qaeda in Iraq, are the ones that this Administration created, as a result of our invasion and continued presence in Iraq.
Some time ago, Vice President Cheney stated that Iraq sits on up to 10 % of the world’s remaining oil, and it is rumored that Saudi Arabia’s oil is running dry. There are lots of profits to be made by multi-national corporations in an Iraq that is friendly to them.
A basic premise of propaganda is to persistently repeat misinformation until it is accepted as fact. Perhaps, most Americans can now see beyond the facade. We must not allow this Administration to continue its war on accuracy and honesty.