Monday, May 23, 2005

Diverting Our Eyes From Real Problems Does Our Cause No Good

That's the message of this lengthy and excellent post by John Cole, and it's one I support wholeheartedly. To put Newsweek's retracted story and the reports of outrageous abuse chronicled by the military and covered in the New York Times on Friday into the same basket is a luxury we can't afford. As I said then, we must condemn these real incidents as loudly as we condemn sloppy, inflammatory reporting, or we risk losing our credibility, both at home and abroad.

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