McRyanMac: Princeton New Media: TigerHawk: "The other interesting question involved the 'public relations' war. 'Are we losing the PR war to the enemy? What are you doing on the marketing PR front?'
General Patraeus said that they have given the media an enormous amount of information, including countless important metrics for measuring progress, but that it is largely ignored. He observed that the enemy “On many days it is impossible to break through the steady drumbeat of sensational attacks occurring in Baghdad throughout the country. The opening of the new military academy got no coverage at all, even though it was a big event with the whole Iraqi government in attendance.'
Patraeus is obviously extremely unhappy with the monomaniacal press coverage."
Read the whole thing to feel the depths of the "quagmire". :-(