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  •  Not every news article can cover everything (5+ / 0-)
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    Mary Julia, leftvet, quaoar, Eiron, Whigsboy

    It is ridiculous to criticize the article for not presenting the point of view of the Iraqis referrenced.  Just as it is ridiculous to criticize articles that do present the Iraqi view for not getting enough quotes from American voices.  

    I agree that the Iraqi peoples' voices are not represented enough in the traditional American media.  But I found the article to be harrowing, a depiction of just how FUBAR things have become there; adding other viewpoints would have disturbed its focus and made it less powerful.

    •  I want to hit somebody, too (3+ / 0-)
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      Mary Julia, Eiron, drbloodaxe

      I haven't read your book, so I'm just commenting based on this diary.

      I feel terrible for the Iraqis. I cannot imagine what their lives are like. We have turned hell into something altogether worse.

      But these U.S. soldiers are doing what they're ordered to do, and your diary needs to say that, EXPLICITLY. Those "hit" forces are following orders.

      It is an absolute travesty that they are there, putting their lives on the line for lies and money and power. But those soldiers are doing what they are told. Say that, Greg, over and over and over again, 'cause I don't want it to come across like you're blaming them.

      Man, I fuckin' hate politics.

      by Whigsboy on Fri Nov 03, 2006 at 11:59:01 AM PST

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