Wednesday, January 20, 2010

What's news? has this story up on its site.

Green Zone mortared, says eyewitness from Aswat Al-Iraq, an Iraqi newspaper.

Spent some time searching on CNN for coverage of the same story. Can't find any mention at all. Near as I can tell, the last mention of a mortar attack on the Green zone in Baghdad is when a shell landed during VP Biden's visit last year. I guess with his press entourage there, they couldn't ignore that attack. But they most certainly have ignored this latest attack.

Do you think things have calmed down in Iraq? Or is it just that the American corporate news has stopped broadcasting any reports of violence from Iraq? If things have calmed down, as the impression we get from corporate news would have us believe, then why do we still need 130,000 troops there?

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