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October 27, 2008

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jj mollo

Eason Jordon? I agree with this statement of course, but I think he is more responsible than anyone that these stories did not get wide distribution. When he could have been reporting Saddam's atrocities, he was currying favor with the regime in order to retain his "access". When Saddam was gone, no one was interested, least of all Eason Jordan. He should be "haunted" by these stories, and by his own role in suppressing them.

Frank Warner

Yep, but once Iraq was liberated, instead of asking Iraqis to reveal the horrors of Saddam's totalitarianism, the press decided instead decided to reveal the horrors of liberation.

Days after this honest Eason Jordan piece, the press was telling us that the Iraq National Museum had been totally looted as U.S. troops stood by doing nothing. Never mind that no more than 3 percent of the museum's contents were looted (and probably only 1 percent); the story now was that the evil occupiers had ruined everything.

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