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December 15, 2003
So I’m watching the coverage of Saddam Hussein’s capture, and I’m incredulous.
One network reporter asks, 'Why did it take so long?' Another says, 'But the far bigger fish, Usama bin Laden, remains at large.' Still another talks about the White House's wishful thinking if it thinks this will make our troops in Iraq any more secure.
For a moment, I thought I was watching Pravda. No, just a smattering of some of the broadcast and news network reporting. ">>>>>>>
Hmmmm, I wonder if Neil remembers who was responsible for the 9-11 attacks? One of the two guys mentioned above has taken responsibility and be pinned by the government (FOX's government) as the guy responsible for that atrocity. Guess what? He's still at large in a non-oil-rich area near the Pakistan/Afghanistan border.
After 8 months, you'd think a 'reporter' like Neil for FOX (News?) would understand that Saddam posed no immediate threat to the USA.
It looks like the reporter questioning whether Saddam's capture would make American troops more secure was also asking a solid question. Neil, American troops are still dying in Iraq.
Neil, real reporters ask questions about what impact a story will have. Try it sometime.
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