Archive for the ‘NYT’ Category
As the whole world now knows, Mark Mazetti of the New York Times leaked selected findings of a classified National Intelligence Estimate (Sept. 23, 2006: “Spy Agencies Say War Worsens Terrorist Threat.”)
and why you haven’t heard
According to the New York Times, civilian deaths in Baghdad are at an all-time high, marking the failure of the Baghdad security plan launched by the al-Maliki government, and the descent of Iraq into civil war.
But according to Iraq’s national security minister Mowaffaq al-Rubaie, the sectarian violence peaked in mid-July, and has declined sharply since then, indicating the success of the security plan.
Fifty-five percent of Americans approve of the way President Bush is “handling the campaign against terrorism” according to the most recent NYT/CBS poll. (Page 7 of PDF file)
The poll also shows that fighting terrorism is the number one issue “for political leaders to concentrate on right now.”
I harber no ill will for the photographer, Joao Silva, but what would the NYT say if U.S. Forces launched a TOW or Javelin missile into the building?
Actually, I know what the headline would be:
“U.S. Military Kills Time’s Photographer”