413-prop - Comm 413 Propaganda The article I have presented...

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Comm 413 Propaganda The article I have presented shows just how much propaganda can affect our decisions. In this case a carefully orchestrated lie against Saddam Hussein brainwashed Americans into supporting the Gulf War in the early 1990s. With unlimited financial means the Kuwaiti government, with the help of one of the largest and most well known public relations firms in the world – Hill & Knowlton based in New York City, and an anti-Iraqi campaign, were able to completely deceive the American people. In the early 1990s, shortly after Iraq invaded Kuwait, the Kuwaiti government with the help of US-funded pro-Kuwait organizations hired Hill & Knowlton, who studied then created and launched stories and eyewitness testimonies that accused Iraqis of committing human rights atrocities that would build public support for the war. The case and testimonies were presented to the Congressional Human Rights Caucus and included false testimonies that played a major role in placing US troops into the Gulf
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course COMM 413 taught by Professor Krakowiak,kmaja during the Fall '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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