How They Sold the Iraq War

St. Clair, Jeffrey
http://www.counterpunch.org/2018/03/20/how-they-sold-the-iraq-war/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  20/03/2018
Year Published:  2018  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX22188

The war on Iraq won't be remembered for how it was waged so much as for how it was sold: it was a propaganda war, a war of perception management.

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The war on Iraq won't be remembered for how it was waged so much as for how it was sold. It was a propaganda war, a war of perception management, where loaded phrases, such as "weapons of mass destruction" and "rogue state" were hurled like precision weapons at the target audience: us.

To understand the Iraq war you don't need to consult generals, but the spin doctors and PR flacks who stage-managed the countdown to war from the murky corridors of Washington where politics, corporate spin and psy-ops spooks cohabit.
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