NOTES FROM A NON-‘EMBEDDED’ JOURNALIST
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the U.S. mass media is woefully inadequate at doing their job of informing the public about our government’s behavior. This has been especially true regarding the Bush administration’s dealings with Iraq.
We have been given a picture of Iraq as a place that is largely peaceful except for a few Saddam loyalists and foreign terrorists who are only there to kill Merrkin soldiers. We have been told that U.S. forces are busy building schools and hospitals, only taking a break from their magnanimous deeds in order to defend themselves from the evil foreign terrorists.
The “facts on the ground” are usually much different, and here in the U.S. we seem able to obtain the lion’s share of the truth only from foreign news outlets, such as the Guardian/UK:
Falluja In Their Sights
by Patrick Graham