I think this is illegal. Not to mention that the Pentagon already controls 98 percent of what comes out of Iraq. Aside from McClatchy and foreign services there isn’t much that isn’t written by the military. The Bush/Cheney/Rove administration is radical in several ways, but perhaps most disturbing is the idea that they can make things so, just by repeating message. This occupation of is one of the worst in human history. But the Cheney/Bush/Rove idea is that painting a few schools makes it all ok.
While portions of the plan were put in place, much of it was shelved when Donald H. Rumsfeld stepped down as defense secretary and Robert Gates took over. At the time, Rumsfeld was complaining bitterly that the news media were focusing too much on bad news coming out of Iraq and not enough on progress there.
Defense officials denied that the program was a propaganda tool or that it was set up to respond to the eroding public support for the war.