Rosen explains what's happened in Iraq after just getting back. He's an excellent journalist and explains that the violence is down in Iraq because there are less people to kill. He tells us all about al-Sadr's reasons for his cease fire and the al-Qaeda/Sunni/Shia relationships...The Sunnis consider all Shia's-- Iranian and they are not going to hang with Iran under any circumstance. They only fought a brutal decade long war against them and ot think that he Iraqi people would willingly partner up with Iran is pretty far fetched.
I grabbed this video off of Glenn Greenwald's excellent piece that calls into question the NY Times reporter Michael Gordon's warmongering work once again. Taking notes from government officials to pass on in his columns to the American public is disingenuous and destructive, but he knows this. He's the type of reporter that fits well in the "War Made Easy"film narrative that Normon Solomon made.
Like clockwork, the administration's most stalwart surge supporter/journalist -- the New York Times' Michael Gordon -- has a lengthy article today bolstering the administration's war-justifying accusations against Iran.
As usual with Gordon's articles, nothing is done here other than uncritically repeating Bush administration claims under the cover of anonymity. Virtually every paragraph in this article is nothing more a mindless recitation of uncorroborated assertions which he copies from Bush officials and then weaves into a news narrative, with the phrase "American officials say" tacked on at the end or the phrase "according to officials" unobtrusively interspersed in the middle, as in:...read on