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Fall 2002


"You can't distinguish between al-Qaeda and Saddam when you talk about the war on terror." -- George W. Bush, quoted by Arianna Huffington

Massive air strike in Iraq launched in preparation for invasion
Intensive "marketing strategy" for selling the Iraq invasion launched

"From a marketing point of view, you don't introduce new products in August." -- White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card on the timing of the Iraqi war and the White House PR blitz, quoted by the New York Times on August 7

White House uses New York Times to spread propaganda about Iraq's WMDs and introduce threat of "mushroom cloud"