Saturday, April 12, 2003

9/11 Pentagon Flag Used To Cover Saddam's Face In Baghdad
'The US flag that was put on the face of Saddam yesterday - it was replaced by an Iraqi flag when the people shouted for that - was the flag that was flying over the Pentagon on September 11. For a lot of the American marines, they think this war is all about defeating terrorism, they will tell you that over and over again. There is also a connection in the minds of the American public between the regime of Saddam and what happened on September 11, and apparently the flag that was draped over this face was flying over the pentagon when the plane crashed into it.'

This act symbolises one of the great propaganda victories of the post-war era: that Saddam was connected with September 11 and the war against terrorism justifies the invasion of Iraq. But even as the propaganda offensive has succeeded in mobilising a sufficient number of Americans, around the world including America itself more people than ever have experienced the scales dropping from their eyes.

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