In the summer of 2005, the Bush administration confronted a fresh wave of criticism over GuantÃ¡namo Bay. The detention center had just been branded "the gulag of our times" by Amnesty International, there were new allegations of abuse from United Nations human rights experts and calls were mounting for its closure.
The administration's communications experts responded swiftly. Early one Friday morning, they put a group of retired military officers on one of the jets normally used by Vice President Dick Cheney and flew them to Cuba for a carefully orchestrated tour of GuantÃ¡namo.
To the public, these men are members of a familiar fraternity, presented tens of thousands of times on television and radio as "military analysts" whose long service has equipped them to give authoritative and unfettered judgments about the most pressing issues of the post-Sept. 11 world.
Hidden behind that appearance of objectivity, though, is a Pentagon information apparatus that has used those analysts in a campaign to generate favorable news coverage of the administration's wartime performance, an examination by The New York Times has found.
The effort, which began with the buildup to the Iraq war and continues to this day, has sought to exploit ideological and military allegiances, and also a powerful financial dynamic: Most of the analysts have ties to military contractors vested in the very war policies they are asked to assess on air.
Those business relationships are hardly ever disclosed to the viewers, and sometimes not even to the networks themselves. But collectively, the men on the plane and several dozen other military analysts represent more than 150 military contractors either as lobbyists, senior executives, board members or consultants. The companies include defense heavyweights, but also scores of smaller companies, all part of a vast assemblage of contractors scrambling for hundreds of billions in military business generated by the administration's war on terror. It is a furious competition, one in which inside information and easy access to senior officials are highly prized.
Records and interviews show how the Bush administration has used its control over access and information in an effort to transform the analysts into a kind of media Trojan horse — an instrument intended to shape terrorism coverage from inside the major TV and radio networks.
April 20, 2008
"Behind TV Analysts, Pentagon's Hidden Hand"
By DAVID BARSTOW. The New York Times.
So, the neocons get former military members to spin in favor of war and the military-industrial complex, of course. It's call propaganda and psyops, and it is aimed directly at the American public. If you are an American, they aim their military propaganda directly at you to mislead you with one-sided, so-called news on the mainstream media.
Message force-multipliers are just lie multipliers. They are part of the whole perception-management garbage of the neocons who make a career of lying, just like Machiavelli, one of their evil heroes.
The same stuff that was going on as recorded in this article is still going on now concerning the Surge, which Surge is a complete failure, as predicted.
The whole George W. Bush administration, every motive they have, is based upon lies. They are liars. If you want liars to rule the world, you're possessed by evil. You are a willing slave to sin. You bring forth Hell. You might think you are better off, but there is Hell to pay.
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