Teaching the Fine Art of Propaganda to the New Iraqi Government
I was just watching MSNBC's Connected. Jim Maceda The reporter on the scence in Baghdad was reporting on "Operation Lightning" the take over of the city by the Iraqi police to rid it of insurgents.
According to Iraqi Officials the operation was a huge success: Iraq official claims success for 'Operation Lightning' (Iraq's Interior minister claims success for "Operation Lightning," the government's bid to root out rebels in Baghdad.)
But according to Maceda if you asked the man on the street, he would say there was hardly any noticibly difference. Maceda said it took hours of planning for him to go out on the street yesterday and do a 5 minute report without being harmed.
It appears the Bush Administration has taught the Iraqi government the Fine Art of Propaganda, an art they are very good at.
The Iraqi government says its forces are reclaiming Baghdad from insurgents. But some question the operation's effectiveness. NBC's Jim Maceda reports.
Full Jim Maceda report at MSNBC.com:
Operation Lightning packs little thunder