Azara Blog: Rumsfeld says US is losing the propaganda war

Blog home page | Blog archive

Google   Bookmark and Share
 

Date published: 2006/02/18

The BBC says:

The US is losing the propaganda war against al-Qaeda and other enemies, defence chief Donald Rumsfeld has said.

It must modernise its methods to win the minds of Muslims in the "war on terror", as "enemies had skilfully adapted" to the media age, he said.

Washington and the army must respond faster to events and learn to exploit the internet and satellite TV, he said.

Yes, how is it that a bunch of loony fundamentalist nutters stuck in some mountain range in Asia are respected more by much of the world than a bunch of loony fundamentalist nutters stuck in some dump called Washington. The former believe that their way is the only way. The latter believe that their way is the only way. The former send their foot-soldiers out to blow themselves up. The latter send their foot-soldiers out to blow everyone else up. The former have killed thousands of people, all in the name of ideology. The latter have killed tens of thousands of people, supposedly in the name of ideology but really mainly for political and economic reasons.

Unfortunately for Rumsfeld, the Bush administration has proved remarkably arrogant and incompetent, a lethal combination. The American media (e.g. the Republican News Network, a.k.a. the Fox News Network) has played the patsy and the Bush administration cannot understand why the rest of the world's media doesn't play along with the drivel it spouts. After all, Bush is King George and the peasants of the world should treat him with respect. Unfortunately for King George, the peasants can see that he has no clothes.

_________________________________________________________
All material not included from other sources is copyright cambridge2000.com. For further information or questions email: info [at] cambridge2000 [dot] com (replace "[at]" with "@" and "[dot]" with ".").