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Wednesday, February 22, 2006
 
Branding...Posted by C

From TomPaine.com:

Officially, Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld calls it “The Long War,” a propaganda term designed to echo “the Cold War,” and the Pentagon intends to brainwash Americans into supporting a generation-long struggle that will lay the groundwork for an American hegemony in the 21st century.


I guess "The War on Terror" moniker is wearing a little thin, what with nobody getting killed on U.S. soil lately. And something more general is needed to justify ALL the bellicose and imperialistic adventures planned or already underway.

I surely hope the press and Democrats won't let them get away with this branding trick. Rather than "The Long War" or the "War on Terror" we should call it the "Conflict With Al Queda." That not only puts in proper perspective, it separates it from "The Administration's War in Iraq," which is a whole other kettle of fish.
 
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