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Friday, June 18, 2004

Debunking Times

Well, the New York Times has been taking a bit of heat lately for its misreporting on the September 11 Commissions report. The Times best defense is that headlines can never really tell the whole truth and are writtened seperatly from the underlying article. As a result, in my opinion, its not uncommon (though nevertheless inapproriate) for a headline to say one thing and the underlying story to say something else. Hence the saying - don't judge a book by its cover.

However, that defense doesn't apply to this story on a McCain Bush appearance at Ft. Lewis, Washington
Interviews with soldiers and their spouses here suggested that while morale is intact, many soldiers have questions about the mission. Some are headed out for second tours of duty in Iraq.

``As a private citizen, I'm happy with what he's doing,'' said Sgt. Kenneth Krook, a member of the 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, which could be called to Iraq soon. ``As a soldier ... I'm basically supposed to do what they tell me to.''
Maybe its me, but how in anyway is Sgt. Krook's statement indicative of "many soldiers" having questions about the mission???


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