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January 04, 2006

Iraqi Terrorists Now Targeting Doctors; Poor Newsweek Writer Finds It All Almost Too Much Too Bear

Without doubt, this is a nasty tactic. But Newsweek's little Cassandra seems to be enjoying himself as adds weights to the scales of doom:

Iraq's troubles just keep getting crueler. The same American officials who used to promise imminent victory are now saying openly that the insurgency seems likely to continue indefinitely. The recent elections, rather than creating a sense of common ground, only emphasized the country's deepening rifts. And all the while, the insurgents are attacking the social structure wherever its defenses are weakest, aiming to create chaos so hopeless that America will finally give up and go home. Now they are targeting the health-care system with murders, kidnappings and scare tactics.

The way they... surround a story.

Thanks for the recap there, Scott. It was very informative. Oh wait, no it wasn't, it was a glib and contentious summary of the basic situation we all know well that has nothing to do with the actual news you're trying to report-- you know, "reporting news," that boring, tedius time-waster you engage in in order to deliver your scary-important opinions to the public.

APBTA.


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