Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Cooking up a civil war

"The New York Times, as always, is anxious to report the resumption of violence:

"The toll in the wave of reprisal killings that followed the attack last Wednesday on a revered Shiite shrine in Samarra was put at 379 dead and 458 wounded, the nation's Council of Ministers said today. At least 246 people in Baghdad alone were killed, the top two city morgue officials said. And the bodies of 47 protesters killed in a single incident right after the shrine bombing were found south of Baghdad."

The numbers the Times gives are dramatically different from those the Washington Post reports. But that should not come as a surprise from a media that often seem anxious to report the worst from Iraq."
something tells me it's not the media.


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