Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Selling Babies, and horse...

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Selling Babies, and horse...

On page 41 of "Second Front-Censorship and Propaganda in the 1991 Gulf War", John R MacArthur writes:

"Later, in the summer, the Bush Administration would cynically beat back attempts by members of Congress, disturbed by Hussein's violent conduct and belligerence toward Israel, to place stricter controls on U.S. trade with Iraq. And in the July 25th meeting between ambassador Glaspie and Hussein, the U.S. strongly suggested it would not intervene in a conflict between Iraq and Kuwait."

Juxtaposing this revelation with President Bush's speech we saw in class, where he made the case for going to war with Iraq, one cannot help but be impressed with just how cynical and manipulative the Bush Administration was at the time. How the president kept a strait face while delivering that load of _ _ _ _ is a testament to his skill as politician, I guess.

Ruling Family of Kuwait

1 Comments:

Blogger A. Mattson said...

The Glaspie story is interesting, but we would need more evidence to prove that the Bush administration really had a chance to prevent the invasion of Kuwait. Clearly there was a failure of intelligence.

4/13/2008 11:28 PM  

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