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Friday, April 18, 2008

Today in Baghdad: "The occupation has destroyed us and divided us. We want them to leave."

what we hath wrought...

i've been watching al jazeera english regularly since i've been here in kabul... when i first got here and before my satellite receiver blew a power circuit, bbc world, cnni, and al jazeera were all available... for some reason i don't have the energy to get to the bottom of, the replacement satellite receiver only delivers al jazeera and france 24, france's english-language competition to bbc, cnni, and al jazeera... i'm not complaining... while different both from each other and from bbc and cnni, both are a broad, intelligent, and, occasionally, truly outstanding news alternative... the above al jazeera clip on the current situation in baghdad is a small but pointed example of perspectives that none of the so-called "news" media in the u.s. seem to be able or willing to provide...

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