PR Firms Pitch 'War on Terror' Players

Pakistan hired the firm Quinn Gillespie & Associates, to promote the country to U.S. audiences as a "reliable and attractive member of the global economic community." One goal of the $616,000-per-year deal is to secure a "more robust bilateral relationship with the U.S. based on trade and security," according to the contract. In related news, Saudi Arabia paid the firm Qorvis Communications a whopping $3.6 million over six months, for work around Ambassador Prince Turki Al-Faisal's U.S. "listening tour." Qorvis secured editorial board meetings for the Ambassador with the Los Angeles Times, CNN and New York Times, as part of its "extensive media relations" for the kingdom.