Petraeus' Balancing Act

One of the dangers of propaganda:

"The White House’s strategy of portraying 'the surge' of troops as a success could have an unintended effect. The poll found that if General Petraeus were to report that the situation in Iraq was improving, 56 percent thought the United States should then decrease or remove all troops, while 38 percent would favor increasing or keeping the number the same. If he reports that the situation is getting worse, the number supporting a reduction or withdrawal drops to 47 percent, with 43 percent favoring staying on."

He should try the truth.