Monday, November 27, 2006


After hearing report after report after report on the terrible sectarian violence in Iraq, NBC News has now made it their policy to call the violence, officially, a "civil war." Never mind that much of the worst violence is perpetrated by non-Iraqi "foreign fighters."

And on 60 Minutes last night, Lara Logan of CBS actually wondered to Gen. John Abizaid exactly how he would be "managing the defeat" in Iraq, of which she seemed completely convinced. To which Gen. Abizaid's response, after he'd recovered from his surprise, was firm.

You have to wonder how much these reporters were relying on information from sources like, say, Captain Jamil Hussein and his ilk. I suspect that a thorough analysis of the sourcing on many of the stories of violence would point directly at these individuals.

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