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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Neighbors Killing Neighbors in Baghdad

Why isn't the liberal media reporting all of the good news coming out of Iraq?
When her home became unlivable, when her neighbors were gunned down in the streets, a mother of seven said goodbye to her teenage sons and set out on foot into the lethal Baghdad night.

Ignoring the citywide curfew, the woman known as Um Mustafa grabbed her two youngest children and walked five miles down the back roads of moonlit urban slums to the refugee camp that has become their new home.

In a patch of crusted dirt and scratchy grass, they are now among 30 families living under the camp's green tents, surviving on rations of rice and tomatoes, and watching as violence engulfs much of their city.

"I left my boys in al-Jihad because they refused to leave their house. They said, 'We will never leave our home. We will fight for it,' " recalled Um Mustafa, too afraid to give her full name, as she stood outside her tent. "I ran away when the shooting started. We left with the clothes that were on our bodies."

"Neighbors are killing neighbors," she said. "We cannot trust anyone."


At 7/18/2006 2:26 PM, Anonymous truthseeker said...

As Baghdad continues to implode and our men and women suffer, the Republicans deal with two crucial issues on the home front:

*H.J. Res. 88 - Constitutional Amendment to Prohibit Same Sex Marriages: Right wing Republicans failed to pass this amendment today, which would amend the Constitution to state that "marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman." Republicans in the House are pushing forward with the bill despite the fact that the Senate already defeated its own version of this amendment earlier in the year, ending any possibility that the amendment will go to the states for ratification this year.

*H.R. 2389 - Pledge Protection Bill - Republicans will bring this bill to the house floor tomorrow. The bill strips federal courts, including the Supreme Court, of the jurisdiction "to hear or decide any question pertaining to the interpretation of, or the validity under the Constitution of, the Pledge of Allegiance, as defined in section 4 of title 4, or its recitation."

At 7/18/2006 3:01 PM, Anonymous timmy said...

"Why isn't the liberal media reporting all of the good news coming out of Iraq?"

Because the liberal media, like the Washington Post, have a strong tendency to report bad news.

(Is this a trick question?)

At 7/18/2006 3:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you need someone to hold your hand and explain it?


At 7/18/2006 3:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good news!

Nearly 6,000 civilians were slain across Iraq in May and June


At 7/19/2006 8:26 PM, Anonymous timmy said...

I don't think you understand. When Rose writes "liberal media" she's being sarcastic. If you've been around here very much at all, you'd know that what usually follows is a link to a truthout.org (or a similar left-wing news site) story critical of the administration that no one else is reporting (like Rove's indictment). This supposedly makes the case for the media NOT being liberal because these anti-Bush stories don't get the proper air time they deserve. Fair enough. However, in this post she has linked to a story consistent with the perception that the media tends toward stories critical of Bush. That's all I was pointing out. But hey, thanks for the offer to hold my hand and explain it to me. Maybe next time.


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