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Monday, October 18, 2004

The Truth About Iraq

The story about this blog is found at INDC Journal, http://www.indcjournal.com/archives/001158.php

Earlier in the year, I linked to and read a blog called "the View from Baghdad," written by a young, anonymous administrator with the Coalition Provisional Authority. After dropping out of site, he resurfaced yesterday and wrote me:
You may recall a blog about six months back "The View from Baghdad," written by an anonymous guy working with budding democrats in Bagdad, that disappeared suddenly in April. It posted a lot of photos and gave personal accounts of what was going on with every day Iraqis. Well, I am back and no longer anonymous. I was in Bagdad for nine months, from July of last year through April of this year, doing about a dozen polls and seventy focus groups, advising Ambassador Bremer on Iraqi public opinion. Check out my new website at
I came back from Iraq in May, and got disgusted with how the media was portraying events in Iraq, and thoroughly nauseated by Michael Moore ... and the lies he is propagating, so I started The Truth About Iraq.org. I've decided to use the polling information from Iraq to debunk some of the myths that have been created by the media.
Domestically, our organization also did a poll of swing state media markets- Columbus, Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Philly- and found out that a lot of the messages we have on our site about how life is improving for Iraqis move voters. 6% of voters change to Bush in Cleveland and Columbus, and 4% in the Philly suburbs change to Bush when given our message.
Since more than 7 million people watched Dan Rather last night, and Fahrenheit 9/11 has sold some 13 million tickets, I figure the only way to counter such massive disinformation is through paid television commercials.
We are airing the attached commercial starting on the 16th.
I'd appreciate it if you could help get the word out. Feel free to email me with any questions or comments.
/smSteven MooreFounderThe Truth About Iraq.org

Bill at INDC Journal has more on Steven Moore, well worth checking out both Moore's and INDC's blogs.

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