Sunday, November 07, 2004

When the final showdown came at last, a law book was no good

Hopefully the interim Iraqi government declaring a state of emergency is part of the current thrust to get tough on remaining pockets of insurgency in Fallujah and elsewhere. [Allawi] said the state of emergency, equivalent to martial law, would apply to all of Iraq except the Kurdish north. But even if it isn't, don't you just love how Reuters has made a casual transposition to punch up the headline with 44% more doom? I wonder if the American media will follow suit. It looks like they aren't, at least not quite yet. Come on, MSM; try redeeming yourselves here, and don't automatically spin the story to be as anti-Bush as possible.

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