February 24, 2011

2009? Why that means ...

... that George W. Bush can't be blamed! But don't worry -- the Left will figure out a way:

The U.S. army reportedly deployed a specialized "psychological operations" team in 2009 to help convince American legislators to boost funding and troop numbers for the war in Afghanistan.

Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, a three-star general in charge of training Afghan troops, ordered the operation, Rolling Stone Magazine reported in a story published late on Wednesday. (Link.)

An officer, Lt. Colonel Michael Holmes, strenuously objected to the operation, and was reprimanded. General David Petraeus has ordered an investigation. If George W. Bush was still in office, you can bet the usual suspects would be clamoring that he personally ordered the operation.

Posted by Hube at February 24, 2011 08:13 PM | TrackBack

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As noted elsewhere; they were trying to get Lieberman and McCain to approve increased troop strength. Not much of a hard sell.

Which brings me to my second point. REALLY!? Why are we even talking about this? PsyOps guys are not svengalis who use mesmers to turn people into mindless zombies. What they're doing is called sales. Any salesman worth anything knows as much as possible about his customers and caters to them. You use flattery when it works, cajoling when that works and so on. You know when their birthday is, what hobbies they have and so on. You cater to them so they'll buy what you're selling.

Posted by: Duffy at February 25, 2011 02:12 PM

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