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To: veronica
Thanks for posting this great article. It is one of only a handful of accurate articles that I have read since the fighting ended.

"By targeting GIs and supporters of the Iraqi Governing Council, these forces are working to create a perception of mayhem and chaos that flies in the face of the actual progress on the ground." Unfortunately, the media is a willing co-conspirator. "Grimsley notes ruefully that after the embedded reporters left, the brigade had great difficulty persuading journalists to accompany his men on their missions to report on what they were doing. 'They were all living in the Palestine Hotel and did not want to leave,' he says of the reporters. 'We had to beg them to come out with us. And on a number of occasions when they did come, and we knew that they had written up what they had seen, we found that for whatever reason, their newspapers did not publish their stories.'"

12 posted on 10/05/2003 9:18:05 AM PDT by Voice in your head ("The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage." - Thucydides)
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To: Voice in your head
Click on my Freepname. Many of us have been finding and sharing the truth from Iraq for weeks. We welcome all help!
13 posted on 10/05/2003 11:18:59 AM PDT by Ragtime Cowgirl ("This isn't a game." <> "This is our lives." ~ Iraqi victim of Saddam to war critics who say "QUIT")
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