Propaganda & Mass Persuasion

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Propaganda was also used by the Iraqis during the Gulf War . Saddam used political cartoons such as these to spread nationalism amongst the people of Iraq . In the political cartoons, it illustrates that if Bush Sr. started this war he would not have the power to stop it .
As quoted from "In addition to using propaganda to control and motivate the citizens of Iraq. Saddam has found willing listeners among other Arab nations. Using the themes of Arab nationalism, religion and morality he continues to work at gathering support while at the same time urging his listeners to disrupt and destroy the support that other Arab countries are giving to U.S. Actions". This site also explains how propaganda was used to portray the Americans as the enemy
"Iraqi propaganda appeals to the basic elements that are common throughout Iraq and other Arab countries - nationalism, religion, and morality. Utilizing those elements as a base, the Iraqi propaganda machine makes every effort to depict the United States as an enemy that is opposed to all that is good and sacred. The resulting portrait of America is not a pretty picture to Arab eyes. "


Blogger A. Mattson said...

An interesting post. good work. Add some of your own analysis to the quotations.

4/06/2006 10:14 PM  

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