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Mar 20, 2006


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This bears repeating:

Key point:

"The result is that we're being told what Iraqi stringers know they can sell and what distant editors crave, not what's actually happening."

Here's what Chris Shayes thinks:

Ed Cone

"Iraq is in a state of civil war and is nearing the point of no return when the country’s sectarian violence will spill over throughout the Middle East, former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi said on Sunday."

Just another editor-pleasing stringer, I guess.


No, he's just an ex-Iraqi prime minister with his own political views to espouse for the editor pleasing stringers to exploit.



Do you think there will come a time soon when people begin to talk about what constitutes a proper exit strategy, instead of continuing to debate the decision to start the conflict in the first place?

And if we all agreed that the war in Iraq was a bad idea, could we then move on to more important debates about domestic issues, such as energy policy?

Ed Cone

The conversation here has not been about the reasons to enter the war for some time, my focus has been much more about the competence of its execution.

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