A Different Picture of Iraq

With the Bush Administration painting a rosey picture of Iraq, lets take a look at what other people are saying about it. This one in particular interests me (and is partly in response to Eric’s comment on the political cartoons).

From Baghdad
A Wall Street Journal Reporter’s E-Mail to Friends

by Farnaz Fassihi

Being a foreign correspondent in Baghdad these days is like being under virtual house arrest. Forget about the reasons that lured me to this job: a chance to see the world, explore the exotic, meet new people in far away lands, discover their ways and tell stories that could make a difference.

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Stooping Low

The Republicans are scared. So scared they have started making up stories. These two have come out in the last few days.

Did Kerry have a Cheat Sheet?
This article claims Kerry had a cheat sheet during the Debates based on a blurry picture wehre Kerry removes something from his pocket right before the debate. Gee Drudge Report (hardly a reliable news source), have you ever heard of a pen?

The second story comes from an equally questionable “news” source, Fox News.

The Guardian ran a story on how Fox News apologized for airing quotes from Kerry that never existed. The website carried fabricated quotes attributed to John Kerry, in which he called himself a “metrosexual” who enjoys getting manicures.

How low will they go? Only time will tell.

You Forgot About Poland…

Everyone knows those famous lines uttered by Bush in the debates last week. He was talking about how Poland is a great ally and Kerry kept forgetting about Poland. Well, it seems Poland would like to forget Iraq. They are pulling out their troops.

Read the story here.

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