In dozens of internal memos obtained by The Washington Post, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld directly instructed subordinates to "keep elevating the threat level" of the war on terrorism and to do a better job of "linking Iran with Iraq."
The blatant attempts to manipulate public sentiment concerning the Iraq War also called for a PR campaign to frighten the American people by "talking about Somalia and the Philippines and what a scary, dangerous world we live in."
These memos constitute direct evidence of the administration's pattern of governing through fear and disinformation, as well it's long-held (and always denied) desire to target military action against Iraq.
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Sunday, November 4, 2007