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Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Propaganda or missed information?
I'm not sure this link will work. I'm no blog brainiac... but I'm submitting this to get comments. Maybe you may need to type in the link. I know FOX has lots of propaganda and agenda just like other news sources... but I thought this was interesting. I'm not claiming anything one way or another on this piece, but it certainly is food food thought.

Iraq Video

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posted by LisaColónDeLay at 9:18 AM ¤ Permalink ¤


  • At 10/31/2006 12:00:00 PM, Blogger jledmiston

    Maybe it's the overdose of half-true political ads we are seeing pre-election, but a soft, earnest piano soundtrack is a red flag for me that the information is not necessarily earnest or true.

    My congregation includes several who've served in Iraq in both military and civilian roles, and they will all say that there are good things we have done. But there are also terrible messes that our presence has exacerbated.

    Christians in Iraq are in greater danger now than during Saddam's reign. Most of the Presbyterian Christians (there were at least 5 congregations) have gone to Jordan for refuge.

    This information comes from thoughtful Republicans as well as Democrats. I'm not sure that Glen Beck is either. He seems to be a more polarizing figure.

  • At 10/31/2006 01:46:00 PM, Blogger lydia

    a soft, earnest piano soundtrack is a red flag for me

    It is for me as well.

    This video is a good example of why I rarely pay attention to politics -> cherry-picking. Every political commentator that I've seen does it...as if the U.S. isn't polarized enough already.

  • At 10/31/2006 03:43:00 PM, Blogger Julie

    I fixed the post to make the link active (you need to include html tags for it to work)

    that video was interesting. its interesting how anything can be spun to sound good (and the cheezy piano music didn;t help either...)

    Jan's right - since the US backed the conservative Muslims and placed them in power (with really scary parallels to how we did the same in Afganistan...) there is way less freedom for other religious groups (other Muslims and Christians) and far less freedom for women.

    It applauds our vaccinations for polio, but what about the children who died of malnutrition and the common cold during the years we blocked trade into Iraq. And do we really care about schools when children are being blown apart by anti-personel bombs which our governmet denies using but which we have pictures of their use. And do we really trust soldiers who rape local women, torture the men, and break children's bones because the kid asked for some food???

    the best part about this video was the line "since the end of the war". So was it all a fantasy about what they would like to eventually happen or what. I know Bush said "mission accomplished" a couple of years ago but since our soldier death count has been rising every month its getting harder and harder to believe.

    I know that there is good and bad happening over there. But this was scary propaganda in my book... candy coating reality doesn't support our troops.


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