Rumsfeld: U.S. lags on information battlefield
Secretary says U.S. must be more aggressive, innovative in P.R. war
In the article Rumsfeld states this fact:
"Our enemies have skillfully adapted to fighting wars in today's media age, but ... our country has not adapted."
Senator Kennedy responds:
"Clearly, we need to improve our public diplomacy and information age communication in the Muslim world," Kennedy said in a statement. "But nothing has done more to encourage increased al-Qaida recruitment and made America less safe than the war in Iraq and the incompetent way it's been managed. Our greatest failure is our policy."
Senator, how encouraged do you think al-Qaeda gets when you have the opportunity to contribute to the American cause in this information age of communications by saying such encouraging things as :
Speech at the Brookings Institute:
"Iraq is George Bush's Vietnam," Kennedy said at the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank.
"This misguided war in Iraq has distracted us from the real war we must win and made that war harder to win, because even as we combat terror, it has left America more and more isolated in the world," Kennedy said.
Senator, they do hear it.
"There was no imminent threat," Kennedy told the AP. "This was made up in Texas, announced in January to the Republican leadership that war was going to take place and was going to be good politically. This whole thing was a fraud."
( Kennedy must have nodded off during the SOTU where the President said that in a WMD age we cannot wait until the threat becomes imminent. )
"My belief is this money is being shuffled all around to these political leaders in all parts of the world, bribing them to send in troops," he said.
( Our Allies are crooks... Britain, Denmark, Poland, South Korea, Japan, Italy...)
Veterans For Peace:
"The war has made America more hated in the world," said Kennedy. "And it has made our people more vulnerable to attacks both here and overseas."
Senator, it is devisive people such as yourself and your hollow political paradigm that make us divided, vulnerable and inviting attack.