"I think it's all gone on too long. 9/11 happened a long time ago." said E3 Steven Lewis, 23, of Boise, Idaho.
McClatchy report by Jonathan Landay, the reporter who broke the story of how our rules of engagement in Afghanistan endanger the troops.
McClatchy report by Jonathan Landay: Report: "Rules of engagement led to soldiers' deaths." A detailed follow up:
The lack of timely air support - was a consequence of the manpower and equipment shortages bequeathed by the Bush administrations failure to secure Afghanistan against a resurgence of the Taliban, al-Qaida and allied groups before turning to invade Iraq.
The denial of heavy artillery fire to those trapped in Ganjgal also has roots in the Bush administrations decision to divert resources to Iraq and the resulting stress on the U.S. military.
McClatchy investigation: Birthers are just plain nutsDoes McClatchy get its talking points from DNC operatives?
posted on 12/02/2009 3:07:42 AM PST
"I don't think that even the best blogsites are a substitute for the mainstream media is that bloggers cannot do all of the things that mainstream media companies can do, at least for now. In June, for example, we completed an investigation of the Bush administration's detainee program. It took the lead reporter, Tom Lasseter, other reporters and Travis Heying, a photographer for the Wichita Eagle, to 11 countries on three continents over the course of eight months. It's hard for bloggers, no matter how good they are, to do that kind of work." - John Walcott, Washington bureau chief for McClatchy Newspapers Oct. 7, 2008
posted on 12/02/2009 3:11:22 AM PST
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