Network Television Propaganda

On April 9, the U.S. media was filled with pictures supposedly showing a great crowd of Iraqis pulling down a statue of Saddam Hussein. This wide angle photo shows that the whole event was a staged photo-op for the American media. The statue is actually being pulled over by a Marine Corps M88 tank recovery vehicle, while cameras on the ground focus in on a couple dozen Iraqis allowed into the area for the event. Everyone else is kept away by tanks around the plaza.