Friday, August 01, 2008


OK, so maybe it's only a bone, but I'll take it. I've complained several times (very recently, Dec. 25, 2007, and Dec. 17, 2007) about the lack of any serious coverage of the Iraqi refugee crisis, but this morning NPR had a decent report on the issue. Deborah Amos interviewed Joost Hiltermann of the International Crisis Group, which has released a report on the state of Iraq's nearly 5 million displaced persons. This NPR report was significant for finally mentioning the responsibility of the United States for the crisis, and its negligence in providing assistance.

The next logical step would be for NPR to seek out some of the high level war criminals officials in the White House and State Department and demand to know why they have done virtually nothing to address this humanitarian disaster of their own making.

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