August 11th, 2007

News

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"Everybody knows there's a war on in Iraq. What they don't realize is there are actually four wars – the one to defeat insurgents and terrorists, another to win support for America's occupation among a majority of Iraqis and yet a third for hearts and minds among the president's supporters in the United States. The fourth is a war for reporters and editors: It is to find and report the truth while staying alive to file another day in Iraq. If we lose this war, you lose, too. Instead of seeing Iraq as it is, you'll see it the way someone with an agenda wants."

SATURDAY READING:
* Good read: Abu Aardvark has questions to ask about the upcoming Crocker-Petraeus report on American progress in Iraq. (Courtesy imamsawez.)
* Ugh. Dan Froomkin on Cheney's plans for Iran.
* David Gardner on how Iraq was lost.
* The truth in Iraq: "Americans deserve a more honest picture than the 'us against the terrorists' one drawn by the White House."
* Al-Jazeera producer talks about one of their reporters, who has been held in Guantanamo for over five years.
* Holy cats, they've invented a flashlight that induces nausea and vomiting. (Courtesy Scylla.)