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Thursday, May 15, 2003  

He was shocked when I told him the real story. That's when I realized this rescue probably didn't happen for propaganda reasons. I think this American army is just such a huge machine, the left hand never knows what the right hand is doing. - Dr. Mudhafer Raazk

Toronto Star article dateline May 5th.

The BBC claims "Witnesses told us that the special forces knew that the Iraqi military had fled a day before they swooped on the hospital" "shooting blanks without bullets" while the actual, named witness from the Toronto Star comes to a completely different conclusion. Evidently the Beeb chose to believe unnamed sources a full 10 days after the Toronto Star report and didn't bother to look up the Doc.

Hmmmm, which one to trust, which one to trust? Do I cynically believe that the US military is some huge "wag the dog" plot backed by The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, or do I use common sense and conclude that they were just dealing with the fog of war?

I think I'll take parsimony over cynicism and go with the latter.

If y'all want to argue that the Toronto Star is like Fox News, BRING IT ON.

posted by Calvin | 7:43 PM

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