Occupation Is Sell

The White House is marking "this Friday's first anniversary of the invasion of Iraq with a week-long media blitz arguing that the overthrow of Saddam Hussein was essential to combating global terrorism and making the United States safer." Another goal is to set "realistic expectations" for the rebuilding of Iraq. The media outreach includes "a show-and-tell" with Libyan centrifuge parts, TV coverage marking the 1988 gassing of Kurds in Halabja on two U.S. government stations broadcasting to the Middle East, and a four hour debate on a resolution before the House of Representatives saying "that the world is better off without Hussein in power."