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Thursday, October 06, 2005

Hearts and Minds



Ironic. Right. That's the word for it.

That's an advertisement for the Boeing/Bell Osprey VTOL aircraft, showing special forces rappelling onto the roof of a mosque. The ad ran in two magazines, although Bell and Boeing now claim it was a mistake and apologize for it.

Zeynep at Under the Same Sun remarks:
Why is Boeing apologizing? What else do people think that piece of machinery is meant to do, deliver bread and roses?

And what is that throwaway line in the story, "the United States is trying to improve its image in the Muslim world"? Oh, is that what this Operation Iron Fist is about? Good to know.