Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: War in the Persian Gulf: A Report from the Couch

Monday, March 26, 2007

War in the Persian Gulf: A Report from the Couch

This will not be another Vietnam. Our boys will not be fighting on foot. All of the Iraqi weapons of mass destruction were destroyed on contact when we bombed them. All of those things were said and heard by the public during the Gulf War. We were told by President Bush at the time that this would not turn out to be another Vietnam War and that there will be absolutely no ground attacks or soldiers on feet. Well, 1 out of 2 isn't bad I guess because I guess when you have the power that he did, you can make it seem like it isn't going to be another Vietnam, but when it comes down to it, we as viewers to this war were being told things and having things hidden from us that would've portrayed more of a truth that what the government and the President of the United States were telling us at that time. The fact of the matter is that, though this may not have been as bad as the Vietnam War, it was a lot worse than the what the government was portraying it to be. Pictures were obtained by the media and people were able to see that everything wasn't as peachy and good as they made it seem to be and that the war was not over on the first day after we "destructed" everything and anything that the Iraqis had. The fact is that things were made to seem as if everything was going great while when the truth was found out, there were anti-war movenments galore, military spending had come under question and, wouldn't you know, the war wasn't over after the first attack we launched on the Iraqis and, you know, no war usually is.


Blogger A. Mattson said...

Quite a post.

It was important to the Bush administration that this war not be associated with Vietnam. Unfortunately, the fact that there was no way to get of Iraq quickly has made that impossible. The ugly truth of a failed war is impossible to conceal for very long.

4/11/2007 11:00 PM  

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