Sunday, July 09, 2006

Nightmare Begins Responsibility

Apologies to Michael Harper for the title. Tonight NPR's reports on the unfolding horrors of sectarian violence in Iraq. This is good, but now reporters need to raise the realities of Iraq with the fanstasies and lies of the Bushists. They could also remind listeners of the vicious "Salvador" option that the US implemented (see my earlier post). They also might want to interview people like Juan Cole or Robert Fisk who have been warning for YEARS about how US policy in Iraq has been driving the country to the brink of sectarian disaster. Otherwise the story of the horrors will play into the cynical Republican designs of blaming the disaster on the Iraqis instead of on themselves and those (such as the many Democrats) who voted for this war and continue to vote for its funding.

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