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Friday, February 24, 2006

Fair & Balanced Fox: "Civil War in Iraq? Could It Be a Good Thing?"

From Media Matters:
A segment about escalating sectarian violence in Iraq on the February 23 edition of Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto featured onscreen captions that read: " 'Upside' To Civil War?" and "All-Out Civil War in Iraq: Could It Be a Good Thing?"

The segment, guest-hosted by Fox News Live (noon-1:30 pm hour ET) anchor David Asman, featured commentary by Fox News military analyst Lt. Col. Bill Cowan and Center for American Progress senior fellow Col. P.J. Crowley.





In a photo provided by the Howard family, Army Staff Sgt. Curtis T. Howard II is shown in an undated photo. Howard was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq, his family said in a statement, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006. Howard, 32, was on his second tour in Iraq as a member of the Army's 4th Infantry Division when the incident occurred. The Army had not released details of Howard's death, but it said on Thursday that three 4th Infantry soldiers were killed Wednesday when their vehicle struck a bomb near Balad, 50 miles north of Baghdad. (AP Photo/Photo Courtesty of the Howard Family)


Iraqi soldiers are reflected in a pool of blood at the site where a roadside bomb exploded in central Baquba city, northeast of Baghdad. Iraq has imposed a daytime curfew on Baghdad and three neighbouring provinces to prevent further outbursts of sectarian violence on the Muslim day of prayers. (AFP/Ali Yussef)


An Iraqi resident carries a girl who got injured after a car bomb attack in Baghdad February 23, 2006. Four policemen were injured in the attack targeting an Iraqi police patrol, witnesses said. (REUTERS/Ali Jasim)


Iraqi Shi'ites chant slogans denouncing Samarra's Golden Mosque bombing during a protest after Friday prayers in Baghdad's Sad'r city February 24, 2006. An emergency curfew for Friday's Muslim day of prayer helped quell sectarian violence that has killed some 200 people around Baghdad, keeping much of the Iraqi capital deserted as leaders work to avert civil war. (REUTERS/Namir Noor-Eldeen)


Iraqi women display a poster of Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr after attending the Friday prayers in the holy city of Najaf, 160 km (100 miles) south of Baghdad February 24, 2006. An emergency curfew for Friday's Muslim day of prayer helped quell sectarian violence that has killed some 200 people around Baghdad, keeping much of the Iraqi capital deserted as leaders work to avert civil war. (REUTERS/Ali Abu Shish)


The attack on the revered shrine has brought Shias out into the streets making heartfelt demonstrations of anguish. (AP)

3 Comments:

At 2/24/2006 2:02 PM, Anonymous timmy said...

Beccause the logic of Media Matters often escapes me, perhaps you guys can help me out.

Is Media Matters positing that a civil war in Iraq can not have an upside...nor should we even talk about it?

Hypothetically, if Germany had had a civil war between pro-Hitler and anti-Hitler factions and the anti-Hitler faction had prevailed, would this not have been a good thing? I'm not suggesting that the specifics of the two situations would be identical, but as a general hypothetical, is it really so unthinkable to consider there might be some good to come out of an otherwise tragic situation?

 
At 2/24/2006 2:29 PM, Anonymous george clooney said...

Yeah, civil war, great idea. We'll hit the 3,000 dead American soldiers mark and scores of Iraqis will continue to die. Oh well, this war isn't about people anyway.

 
At 2/24/2006 3:58 PM, Anonymous timmy said...

Who said civil war was a great idea?

What the hell are you talking about?

 

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