The White House has responded to a new videotape from Al Qaeda's number two in command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, by saying the video is part of the terrorist organization's "propaganda war."
A White House official said "This tape reminds us that Zawahiri and the Al-Qaeda leadership continue to wage a propaganda war and attempt to spread a corrupt ideology of violence and hatred."
Well, that is indeed true. I have no qualms at all with that statement.
However, before BushCo. goes around lecturing anyone else (even the evil b&stards in Al Qaeda) about propaganda, let's just remind them that George W. Bush had himself admitted that he propagandizes the American people. He admits that he sells propaganda to us.
"See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda."-- George W. Bush
http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2005/05/20050524-3.html (White House transcript of event where George Bush talks of the need "to kind of catapult the propaganda."