Bush Propaganda Program May Stll Be Running?

Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2009 | Posted by Chico Brisbane | Labels: , , ,

The covert Bush administration program that used retired military analysts to generate favorable wartime news coverage may not have been terminated, Raw Story has found.

In interviews, Pentagon officials in charge of the press and community relations offices — which worked in partnership on the military analyst program — equivocated on the subject of whether the program has ended.

Last May, the Pentagon’s Office of Inspector General issued a memorandum rescinding a Bush administration investigative report on the retired military analyst program because it "did not meet accepted quality standards for an Inspector General work product." The now-retracted report had exonerated officials of using propaganda and referred to the program as just "one of many outreach groups."

Yet Donald Horstman, Pentagon Inspector General deputy director, also stated in the memorandum that his office wouldn’t probe further because the "outreach program has been terminated and responsible senior officials are no longer employed by the Department."

[Read Part I and Part II of this series.]


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