posted on May, 24 2009 @ 10:14 AM
if this is for freedom and democracy - which you are spreading because people want it, then why the need for propaganda
But this is propaganda!!! The Iraqi government wants us there because the people would sooner hang them by the nearest lamp post without our
“support” (mostly air support in fact!!!).
But since 2006 (at the latest) most Iraqi civilians have wanted to leave immediatly…
And about a quarter will (openly) admit life being better of under Saddam
This may be because: In terms of water, and electricity supply it clearly was (and food security was better for the poor)
The threat to individuals human rights was a perhaps thousand times more predictable, and many less violations were committed (the difference being
(that in those days) human rights violations were largely the monopoly of the state; whilst today it’s small armed groups, as well as the state when
it tries (often ineffectively) to fight these small groups).
The propaganda will inevitably blow back here, and spreading false information is inherently dangerous to a democracy: without
accurate information, people can't make informed decisions.
I don’t think that’s ever been a concern of any administration (even if you back 100 years).
Their only concern has been whether the system operates within the constitution (and when it doesn’t, it concerns them, but doesn’t necessarily
stop them e.g. Water Gate)! Water Gate is all fine as ancient history; but the saying that “when you’ve seen one rate, you’ve seen a hundred”
often holds true with things besides rats.