Thursday, June 30, 2005


From CNN, contributor to the article a certain Jennifer Eccleston.

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Insurgent attacks in the last six months have killed more than 8,000 Iraqi civilians, police and troops, according to Iraq's interior minister.


In an interview with CNN, Iraqi Interior Minister Baqir Jabbur said "terrorists" had killed 8,175 people and wounded another 12,000 since January 2005.

Note the scare quotes framing the word "terrorists". Golly, these guys only killed 8,000 men, women, and children, we really can't call them "terrorists", can we?

These days, when surfing the web or reading what passes round here for newspapers, I often find myself scratching my head. Why is it that so many moonbats flock to news outlets?

Sixty years ago, in 1944, during the Normandy battle, there was a Canadian journalist, Johhny-I-forget-his-name, who made a sport of praising the 12th Waffen SS Panzer Division "Hitlerjugend" to heaven and above. To be sure, the boys manning that divison knew how to fight and die bravely. But Hitlerjugends "fame" stems for a sizeable part from the columns and reports made by that journalist. Allied soldiers about to face the 12th SS were scared to death; at home, the civilian population thought that their boys were facing Supermen.

Let us thank God on our bare knees in 1944 there was just one Robert Fisk.


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