Monday, October 17, 2005


I'd heard before about the WHIG, but this is the first time I'd heard it described as a 'marketing group' - kind of cleared things up for me. The term 'propaganda' just floats around all the time now because these fuckin losers are always doing it, but 'marketing' is a little more down-to-earth - more in-your-face, in a way:

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (Xinhuanet) -- The White House set up, without announcement, a group to market a war in Iraq in August 2002, seven months before the March 2003 invasion, according to an article published by the New York Times on Sunday.

Very little has been written about the White House Iraq Group, or WHIG, and only one newspaper article or two have mentioned it in passing reporting that it had been set up by Andrew Card, the White House chief of staff, said the article in the newspaper's opinion page.

The group had eight members, including Karl Rove, the top political adviser to President George W. Bush, I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, and then presidential security adviser Condoleezza Rice and others, and its mission was to market a war in Iraq.

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