## [US lags in propaganda war: Rumsfeld](http://go.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=11258249&src=rss/topNews)
> NEW YORK (Reuters) – The United States lags dangerously behind al Qaeda and other enemies in getting out information in the digital media age and must update its old-fashioned methods, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on Friday.
> Modernization is crucial to winning the hearts and minds of Muslims worldwide who are bombarded with negative images of the West, Rumsfeld told the Council on Foreign Relations.
> The Pentagon chief said today’s weapons of war included e-mail, Blackberries, instant messaging, digital cameras and Web logs, or blogs.
E-mail? More accounts than I can remember.
Blackberries? I’ve got a Sidekick, close enough.
Instant messaging? Four accounts – oh yeah, and I set up the IM server at work.
Digital cameras? Three if you count the cameraphone, two otherwise.
Who knew I was such a warmonger?