Operation Iraqi Freedom

Rules Poster

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This is an early draft of a British propaganda poster which later appeared on the streets of Basrah. The poster depicted above is all text except for a British flag in full color at the top. The final product deleted the British Union Jack flag at the top of the poster. The text is:

“Coalition forces steering towards a better future. We are here to work with you cooperatively to make things better. Try to get back to your normal routine. Obey the rule of law. Support the new interim administration. Do not carry weapons on the street. Follow the instructions of Coalition forces. Our stay will be temporary, when we have finished our work we will leave. Listen to Radio Nahrain 100.4 FM for important news and information.” 

It should be noted that the phrase "Obey the rule of law" was replaced with "remain peaceful and law abiding citizens" in the final published  version. The poster was developed by the 15th (UK) PSYOP Group.