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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Baghdad Better Than Chicago

NBC's Jane Arraf puts to rest the nonsense that the violence in Baghdad is no worse than in an American City:

Some readers and viewers think we journalists are exaggerating about the situation in Iraq. I can almost understand that because who would want to believe that things are this bad? Particularly when so many people here started out with such good intentions.

I'm more puzzled by comments that the violence isn't any worse than any American city. Really? In which American city do 60 bullet-riddled bodies turn up on a given day? In which city do the headless bodies of ordinary citizens turn up every single day? In which city would it not be news if neighborhood school children were blown up? In which neighborhood would you look the other way if gunmen came into restaurants and shot dead the customers?


Read the whole piece. (Via Atrios)

2 Comments:

  • Where's the beef? We wanna see more photos of the headless, blown up children!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:42 PM  

  • They may be living in terror, but at least they're "free" in the chimp's mind.

    By Anonymous webhub, at 3:44 PM  

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