Thursday, May 19, 2005

Don't get caught in the white noise...

Two good articles in Slate about recent foreign policy issues.

First - Behind Bush's latest assault on the Press

Let's see. A mistake … lives lost … America's image abroad damaged. Does any of that sound vaguely familiar? A few instances do spring to mind. Newsweek didn't have anything to do with them. McClellan's boss did.
And - Kaboom! How to Enrage Iraqi Sunnis

Rather than respond in a coordinated fashion, U.S. forces blazed in with armored vehicles and helicopter gun ships and simply pummeled the place. Fasal al-Goud, a former governor of Anbar province and one of the sheiks who had asked for assistance, told the Inquirer, "The Americans were bombing whole villages, and saying they were only after the foreigners."

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