Public Opinion: How Do They See Us Now?

Arab media have moderated their anti-U.S. vitriol. But the propaganda war is far from won

Donald Rumsfeld is the kind of guy who takes no prisoners. Literally. A couple of weeks ago, Rumsfeld said at a press conference that the U.S. military was not "in the position to have people surrender to us. If people try to, we are declining." Rumsfeld added that the U.S. did not have enough forces on the ground to accept prisoners and that the Northern Alliance should "make their own judgments on that." Most U.S. journalists seemed satisfied with the explanation. When CNN anchor Judy Woodruff came back on the screen after the press conference, she did not mention the no-surrender...

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