Rumsfeld: Terrorists Can Only Win Through Media
Troops on the ground know the real story, and share it with their friends and loved ones through e-mails and phone calls, the secretary said. But they continue to wonder why this story isn't finding its way into the media, he said.
"All I know is that there are 150,000 troops over there who keep asking me, what in the world is going on?" Rumsfeld said. "Why is the impression in the United States so notably different than the facts on the ground that they see every day?"
Because the terrorists have the US media on their side, who can still help them grab victory from the clutches of defeat.