Friday, March 19, 2004

..."A surprise hit of the event was Lt. Col. Richard Long, public information officer of the U.S. Marine Corps, whose "bursts of candor proved thrilling.'' Long admitted that so many media workers were embedded because "we wanted to dominate the information environment. We wanted to beat the propagandists at their own game.'' He also said that the Centcom briefings "really weren't that good. They were not confirming things that were happening out in the field,'' and didn't give enough details."