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By Colonel Sam Gardiner
the complete story with links, click on-- http://sf.indymedia.org/news/2003/11/1659542.php [This link was found on the indymedia website through a
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"Again, we see the pattern," Gardiner observed. "When the story on
the street supports the message, it will be left there by a non-answer. The message is more important than the truth. Even
Central Command kept the story alive by not giving out details." ...Gardiner saw another break with procedure. The information
on the rescue that was released to the Post "would have been very highly classified" and should have been closely guarded.
Instead, it was used as a tool to market the war. "This was a major pattern from the beginning of the marketing campaign throughout
the war," Gardiner wrote. "It was okay to release classified information if it supported the message."
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