Trust what we say

Yet more reason to treat the US war machine with contempt:

Pentagon officials have just finished writing a document that they hope will help officials steer a path through contentious debates over how the military should handle communications, seen as central to the war on terrorism and, more generally, to the promotion of U.S. interests. The terrorists’ increasingly savvy use of videos and the Internet to recruit followers and shape world opinion has given added urgency to the project. The document, called the “strategic communications roadmap,” a copy of which was obtained by U.S. News, has been through 10 drafts by senior officials; final approval is expected in the next few weeks.

Perhaps the Pentagon would like to explain the Haditha massacre as provoked action by stressed soldiers. A more honest appraisal would be an inevitable event in every occupation.

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