Wednesday, December 22, 2004

The war for 'hearts and minds' is lost.

US admits the war for 'hearts and minds' in Iraq is now lost
The war on terror and the invasion and occupation of Iraq have increased support for al-Qaeda, made ordinary Muslims hate the US and caused a global backlash against America because of the "self-serving hypocrisy" of George W. Bush's administration over the Middle East.
This is from a report written by the Defense Science Board for Donald Rumsfeld at the Pentagon.

I haven't read the 111 pages in the PDF, but I notice that page 2 says, "Statements, opinions, conclusions, and recommendations in this report do not necessarily represent the official position of the Department of Defense." So, maybe it's not as official as the Herald's headline implies.

I notice also that page 4 says "This page is intentionally blank." (I'm not making this up) and page 5 actually is blank.
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