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Thursday, July 07, 2005

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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.


Blogger Jozef Imrich, Esq. said...


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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