John MacArthur, president and publisher of Harper’s Magazine and the author of the book “Second Front: Censorship and Propaganda in the 1991 Gulf War,” explained on Democracy Now how President George H.W. Bush pushed the infamous propaganda lie that babies were being pulled from incubators in order to justify the Gulf War in 1991.
The baby incubator story was spread by the daughter of Kuwait’s ambassador who was coached by the U.S. PR firm Hill-Knowlton.
MacArthur also noted that President George W. Bush followed in his dad’s footsteps by also using propaganda that included false claims of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq to justify his 2003 invasion of the country,
Democracy Now notes:
Thousands of U.S. troops and contractors remain in Iraq. A largely forgotten aspect of Bush Sr.’s war on Iraq is the vast domestic propaganda effort before the invasion began.
(Source: Democracy Now)