Sunday, August 15, 2004

A US reporter covering Iraq wrote me this:
"when i was in iraq a company called iraqex that provides services for the americans approached me to see if i wanted to run a public relations campaign paid for by the army's 1st cavalry, targetting the iraqi people and the arab media, to stop calling the iraqi resistance "anti coalition fighters" and start calling them "anti iraqi forces." i of course rejected the offer, explaining that i disagreed with it in the first place, it was immoral in the second, and it couldnt succeed even if i had wanted to help the occupation in the third, because iraqis werent stupid children like the army assumed they were.and now i heard cnn promoting the propaganda instead."