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Thursday, July 07, 2005

Page one exclusive

This story certainly should be one of the biggest of the year:

"At the end of the Iraq war, vast sums of money were made available to the US-led provisional authorities, headed by Paul Bremer, to spend on rebuilding the country. By the time Bremer left the post eight months later, $8.8bn of that money had disappeared."

The allegations go to the heart of American claims about the war and its ability to mismanage a post-invasion environment.

Alas, the Fairfax press today prefers to focus on the young children of Rupert Murdoch. Grace, 3, is "just another pretty-in-pink American pre-school heiress hand in hand with her septuagenarian billionaire dad."

Let me get this straight. A rival media company writes a profile about a competitor's children and calls it news. The war in Iraq, in which Australia played a small but important role, is deemed less relevant. Good to see their news judgement is up to scratch.

3 Comments:

Blogger Jozef Imrich, Esq. said...

Antony

Czech out the third comment under 'Pleasing the Right (wrong ;-)' as it has the unedited version of this sad saga and many more links ...

Thursday, July 07, 2005 6:09:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd say the London bombings might be a bigger story...where's your religion of peace now, Anty? (Or did they deserve it?)

Thursday, July 07, 2005 9:24:00 pm  
Blogger Antony Loewenstein said...

Horrific, of course. Really the time to make a political point?! For you, clearly, yes.
But let's not forget that all actions have consequences and nothing happens in a vacuum.

Thursday, July 07, 2005 9:28:00 pm  

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