Tuesday, December 13, 2005

30,000 Iraqi Civilians Dead? MSM Gets it Wrong Again.

I suspect it's intentional.

The question was:

"Since the inception of the Iraqi war, I'd like to know the approximate total of Iraqis who have been killed. And by Iraqis I include civilians, military, police, insurgents, translators?"
The answer was:
"How many Iraqi citizens have died in this war? I would say 30,000, more or less, have died as a result of the initial incursion and the ongoing violence against Iraqis. We've lost about 2,140 of our own troops in Iraq. "

At no point did the President say that 30,000 Iraqi civilians have died. Yet that's what the headlines read. Including NPR's and a zillion others.

Eleventy-jillion meticulous fact-checkers, eh?

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