Monday, November 27, 2006

It's A Civil War, Damn It

Today on MSNBC’s Hardball, Washington Post national security reporter Dana Priest explained that her newspaper does not use the phrase “civil war” to describe the current violence in Iraq in part because Iraqi government officials say it is not a civil war.

So, now we can't call a spade a spade, because the spade is in denial? Truth is irrelevant simply because someone ignores it? The press is supposed to investigate and report, but they seemed to have forgotten the investigate part, and simply report what is put in front of them.

1 comment:

Bob said...

I don't get it. Think Missouri or East Tennessee in 1863, or New York Mohawk Valley in 1777. Those were civil wars. Death squads, militias, vendetta killings, kidnappings. Oh well, Korea was a "police action" & Vietnam merely an "intervention."