Friday, March 4, 2011

Journal Ignores Petraeus' Apology for U.S. Atrocity

The story below was not on the Journal's front page–in fact not in the paper at all! Published by every major newspaper, most minor ones and national network news yesterday and the day before, it was not in the Albuquerque Journal, which did, however, publish stories about Charlie Sheen both days.

As a general rule the Journal ignores stories about our two wars that have destroyed countless lives and over four trillion dollars (source: Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz). (source: Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz).

Below are two stories about this event–one conservative, one liberal.

For a long list of such omissions, go to:

Coalition Apologizes for Deaths of Afghan Children (Wall Street Journal - March 3, 2011)

U.S. Gen. David Petraeus, the coalition's commander in Afghanistan, issued a rare apology Wednesday for a helicopter strike that killed nine children, hours after Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned the allies for launching what he called a "ruthless attack."
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Nine Afghan Boys Collecting Firewood Killed by NATO Helicopters (New York Times - March 2, 2011)

The NATO statement, which included an unusual personal apology by the commander of the NATO forces in Afghanistan, Gen. David H. Petraeus, said the boys had been misidentified as the attackers of a NATO base earlier in the day. News of the attack enraged Afghans and led to an anti-American demonstration on Wednesday in the village of Nanglam, where the boys were from. The only survivor, Hemad, 11, said his mother had told him to go out with other boys to collect firewood because “the weather is very cold now.”

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ridiculous story there. What happened after?

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