Propaganda Campaign Planned 2 Months Before Invasion

(old story I know but adding it to the queue from Reddit)

The White Paper, prepared in January 2003, lays out plans to install American-friendly media with an Iraqi face and to silence local anti-US news outlets, referred to in the paper as “hate media.” Also released by the National Security Archives were a Power Point presentation outlining the goals of the media plan and other briefing materials.

Because the first thing you need to foster liberal democracy is complete state-controlled mass media.