Yet another attempt to argue that the problem with the Iraq war is the communication and information strategy. It doesn’t matter how good a propagandist you are, ultimately it’s your intentions that count. As the saying goes, denial ain’t a river in Egypt. Yes, US war information officers are idiots, but hasn’t it occurred to anyone that nobody in their right mind likes having a gun pointed at their head and being told what to do? Perhaps its the information inside the heads of the war mongers that’s the real problem.
To fight [jihadists] effectively on this critical front requires a level of tactical and strategic sophistication that we haven’t seen from this administration, which arranges events like sending Ms. Hughes to China a couple of weeks ago with Michelle Kwan on a goodwill tour. America needs to deploy a commander with the conceptual depth of a Marshall McLuhan and the ruthless brilliance of a Joseph Goebbels. Instead, we have a PR generalissima who turns up in Turkey saying things like: “I am a mom, and I love kids. I love all kids. And I understand that is something I have in common with the Turkish people.”