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Monday, October 03, 2005

Losing cause

Doing my Billmon imitation:

From AP today:
The U.S. military also dismissed as "patently false" a claim Sunday by al-Qaida in Iraq that its insurgents had captured two U.S. Marines in the fighting and would kill them unless all female Sunni detainees are released from U.S. and Iraqi prisons in the country.

"That al-Qaida resorts to lies and propaganda demonstrates that theirs is a losing cause," the military said, adding that all its service members were accounted for.
From the BBC, February 20, 2002:
As part of George Bush's war on terrorism, the military is thinking of planting propaganda and misleading stories in the international media.

A new department has been set up inside the Pentagon with the Orwellian title of the Office of Strategic Influence.
Okay, I know that the Pentagon officially dropped plans for the OSI back in 2002, while continuing to spread lies and propaganda throughout the world like it always has.