Republicans and Democrats “distort the facts” of the Western Sahara conflict

In an article (1) in Foreign Policy in Focus, Stephen Zunes dissects the United States’ support for Morocco’s annexation of Western Sahara, and the associated pro-Moroccan, anti-Polisario lobbying and propaganda campaign in the US. According to Zunes, “Prominent Democrats have joined the Bush administration in distorting the facts of the conflict,” with the help of The New York Times (among other elements of the US media). Zunes details how the bi-partisan pro-Moroccan camp in the US is currently regurgitating the kind of misinformation about the conflict that Morocco has been spewing out for years. Read it!

(1) Stephen Zunes, “The Future of Western Sahara,” (Washington, DC: Foreign Policy In Focus, July 20, 2007).

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One Response to Republicans and Democrats “distort the facts” of the Western Sahara conflict

  1. In the last years, the U.S Congress became the scene of intense loobying and counter-lobbying between Morocco on one side and Algeria and Polisario on the other. I don’t personally like that race because it doesn’t contribute in anyway to solving the issue, it’s just propaganda aiming to numb both parties’ populations.

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