Afghanistan PR Tide Turning Against Tyrannical Taliban or Talley Band
By: Lance Winslow
At one time the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, today the few that remain are being hunted down, soon there will be none left at all. It appears the Taliban has been defeated by the US Military and Allies and that the Bush Administration has once again triumphed over those who thought they had clout and power. How is it that the Taliban has become so devastated? Well, it seems they are now losing the PR war; that they mistakenly thought they were winning.
Recently, the Taliban kidnapped some South Korean hostages and the media had severely turned against the Taliban or Talley Band as Vice President Cheney calls them. Why did the Taliban make such an error in public relations judgment? It appears they falsely assumed that folks were for them, not so, not anymore. The newswire stated that:
“Taliban set to begin releasing South Korean hostages”
Really they had no choice for if they continue to behead hostages or capture more by way of kidnapping those who are there to help the citizens, they look like exactly what they are; criminals. In Afghanistan and in Iraq the Tyrannical Taliban is facing a turning tide in the public relations war.
It is a credit to the Bush Administration for sticking it out, staying the course and refusing to falter when they know what the right thing to do is. Indeed, this also says a lot about America and her allies for sticking it out, when others said it would be impossible. Victory goes to the bold, to those who are willing to go beyond the call of duty and never, ever, ever give up.
L. Winslow is an Economic Advisor to the Online Think Tank, a Futurist and retired entrepreneur http://www.worldthinktank.net . Currently he is planning a bicycle ride across the US to raise money for charity and is sponsored by http://www.Calling-Plans.com and all the proceeds will go to various charities who sign up.