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Selling War in a Media AgeThe Presidency and Public Opinion in the American Century$
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Kenneth Osgood

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813034669

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813034669.001.0001

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The Ministry of Fear

The Ministry of Fear

Selling the Gulf Wars

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(p.224) 9 The Ministry of Fear
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Selling War in a Media Age
Author(s):
Andrew L. Johns, Kenneth Osgood
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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034669.003.0010

The chapter explains how the United States navigated these multiple audiences when dealing with the issue of Saddam Hussein over the course of two decades and two wars. It focuses on White House and Pentagon efforts in both Bush administrations to manipulate opinion at home and abroad in the effort to demonize Hussein; identify Iraq as a threat to world peace; and sell the American people, Congress, and the international community on the need to take military action to deal decisively with the invasion of Kuwait in 1990 and Hussein's possession of weapons of mass destruction in the wake of the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

Keywords:   United States, Saddam Hussein, Bush administrations, Congress, world peace

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