November 15, 2005

CIA Comic Books

Via Alina Stefanescu, here's a 1984 CIA comic book that was air-dropped over Grenada to make the US invasion a bit more palatable. Fascinating. At one point, a political prisoner in Grenada complains to his American liberators that he was held in prison without charges. "No charges! Grenada was run by communists. Communists don't have to make charges." And then he was tortured. Not that I'm suggesting anything. Mostly I'm just surprised that they didn't draw Ronald Reagan in a more manly fashion than they did. Bulging biceps or something. What kind of watery propaganda is this?
-- Brad Plumer 11:49 PM || ||