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Anti-U.S. Propaganda Boosts Iraq Insurgency

The U.S. occupation force's public relations machine is in full swing in Iraq, downplaying the effectiveness of the insurgency. The insurgency has countered with a propaganda barrage, distributing low-cost cassettes and DVDs glorifying the resistance. NPR's Ivan Watson reports.

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Ivan Watson
Ivan Watson is currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. Following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, he has served as one of NPR's foreign "firemen," shuttling to and from hotspots around the Middle East and Central Asia.