Tuesday, September 04, 2007

How VIPs Get 'Brainwashed' on Iraq

By Robert Parry
September 4, 2007

When members of Congress – or pundits and journalists, for that matter – are taken on tightly controlled visits to a war zone like Iraq, they undergo what the late Michigan Gov. George Romney famously referred to as “brainwashing.”

Romney said he had undergone a propaganda blitz when he visited Vietnam in 1965, persuading him that military progress was being achieved. Similarly, recent visitors to Iraq have flown home from August-recess trips with first-hand accounts about signs of success for President George W. Bush’s troop “surge.”

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SirScud said...

Spot on Robert!
Anyone who has ever served in the military knows, first hand, about the phony "inspections" staged for so-called "VIP's"; rather they are of the civilian or military stripe.
Personally, I am sick and tired of Lindsey Graham's posturing as a "JAG" officer and a self-proclaimed patriot! He is a charlatan and a political clown of the worst order! How is it that he can claim that he was serving his reserve obligation in Iraq, while visiting as a U.S. Senator?

Germ said...

To fall for this kind of dog & pony show these Congress types must have already been bought and are looking for a cover story or propagana to spew, or are just plain fools. I suspect the former. These are people up with which we should not put.