Tom Fenton August 31, 2013 10:30
Commentary: Media are raising issues that were not aired in the run-up to Iraq.
President Barack Obama listens as President George W. Bush speaks about American aid to Haiti during a press conference at the White House on January 16, 2010. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/Getty Images)
The French have an expression that translates roughly as "the more things change, the more they stay the same." That clearly applies to American government media management. Ten years ago, the Bush administration orchestrated a brilliantly successful public relations campaign that convinced Americans to support an invasion of Iraq that eventually became an open-ended disaster.