White House Office of Global Communications Biography
Pro to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"Our Coalition is on a steady advance, bound together by the principle of protecting all nations from a brutal regime armed with weapons that could kill thousands of innocent people.
We're fighting an enemy that knows no rules of law and is willing to kill in order to continue Saddam Hussein's reign of fear.
We cannot know the duration of this war. Yet we know its outcome; we will prevail. The Iraqi regime will be disarmed. The Iraqi regime will be ended. The Iraqi people will be free. And our world will be more secure and peaceful."
"Global Message of the Day," White House Office of Global Communications website, Mar. 26, 2003
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"The Office of Global Communications (OGC) was formed in 2002 to coordinate strategic communications overseas that integrate the President's themes and truthfully depict America and Administration policies. Since better coordination of our international communications helps convey the truth about America and the goals we share with people everywhere, the President authorized OGC by Executive Order to communicate American policies and values - with greater clarity and through dialogue with emerging voices around the globe.
OGC advises the President and his key representatives on the strategic direction and themes that the United States Government uses to reach foreign audiences. The Office assists in the development of communications that disseminate truthful, accurate, and effective messages about the American people and their government. With State Department Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs remaining at the frontlines of international communications, Global Communications coordinates the work of many agencies and Americans to convey a few simple but powerful messages. These messages are intended to prevent misunderstanding and conflict, build support for and among United States coalition partners, and better inform international audiences."
"Global Communications," White House website (accessed July 16, 2008)
"The mission of the Office shall be to advise the President, the heads of appropriate offices within the Executive Office of the President, and the heads of executive departments and agencies (agencies) on utilization of the most effective means for the United States Government to ensure consistency in messages that will promote the interests of the United States abroad, prevent misunderstanding, build support for and among coalition partners of the United States, and inform international audiences. The Office shall provide such advice on activities in which the role of the United States Government is apparent or publicly acknowledged."
"Executive Order: Establishing the Office of Global Communications," White House website (accessed July 16, 2008)
Executive Office of the President
Not membership based
Charlotte L. Beers, Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs