Propaganda and Haditha
In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies. - Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister during World War II
This piece is a summary of five most commonly deployed crisis management propaganda tactics which the State and Media combine that we can expect to see in relation to the Haditha Massacre. Listed in a loose chronological order of their deployment, the tactics are: Delay, Distract, Discredit, Spotlight and Scapegoat. Each of the five public relations campaigns will here be discussed in the context of the Haditha Massacre.