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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

They're afraid

Independent journalist Dahr Jamail:

"A contractor I know working in Iraq wrote me recently. He gives me periodic updates about how life is on the base where he works in support of the military. He wrote:

'"Another convoy hit hard-3 drivers killed and many others wounded - I don’t know if it’s my friends yet. They don’t like to advertise these kinds of things much around here because they cause the exit planes to fill up - the only problem is, there are more plane loads waiting in Houston [to come here]. The gullible waiting for their chance at the tarnished brass ring. [Me and my friends] agree this countries’ policies of oil have led us down the path of Armageddon.'

"At least 1,917 US soldiers have died in Iraq now, 16 just in the last week. At least 10 times that number have been wounded for life, both physically and psychologically."

With the world's oil supplies dwindling and the media reluctant to ask even the most basic questions of our leaders, Iraq will continue to descend into chaos.

How about these suggestions for journalists:

"John Howard, how do you feel about the fact that tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis have died since the "Coalition" invaded in 2003?"

"Prime Minister, any concerns that Iraq is increasingly aligning itself with Iran?"

"Howard, what exactly are Australian troops doing in Iraq?"

5 Comments:

Blogger anthony said...

I believe its Govt policy to reply to all letters. Why dont you email the PM&C?

""A contractor I know working in Iraq wrote me recently. He gives me periodic updates about how life is on the base where he works in support of the military. He wrote:"

I believe thats called heresay...

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 1:44:00 pm  
Blogger Digital Spy said...

i think you misspelt the last word. did you mean heresy?

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 1:48:00 pm  
Blogger anthony said...

Yes. Sorrey. next tim ill put my posts throw a speilcheck.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 2:06:00 pm  
Blogger leftvegdrunk said...

Anthony, by your definition most of the news that comes out of Iraq would be heresay. What's your point?

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 7:31:00 pm  
Blogger anthony said...

I'm just wondering whether this 'independent' journalist checks his facts, or the oh-so wonderful info clearing house for that matter. Dahr Jamail seems to rely on a lot of anonymous people, a lot of the time...

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 8:52:00 pm  

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