Is it our liberal media?
"The story about Newsweek's retracted allegations of Koran desecration is attracting much more attention than the first lady's educational efforts. In the United States, the story has prompted the administration to lash out at the supposed liberal news media for undermining the U.S. image abroad while news outlets wonder if this latest episode will further tarnish their reputation. But overseas, the story and retraction alike are provoking scorn for both the U.S. government and the media."Are there other reasons?
"Newsweek's retraction of its story about desecration of the holy Koran in Guantanamo Bay does not eliminate the conclusions drawn from such practices. Moreover, the American denial and promises of investigations do not eliminate the probability of such practices either. At the top of these deductions is that U.S. policy, in Islamic countries and worldwide, does not care much for religious feelings and their impact on the Muslims' positions. The U.S. did not seek, or failed to understand them, when the campaign to improve Washington's image in the Arab world was launched."Something tells me our media are not as guilty as those pointing the fingers at them.
Shocking and detailed accounts have emerged of how two Afghan prisoners were tortured to death by American interrogators and prison guards at Bagram air base, outside Kabul.If mainstream media is guilty of anything, it's guilty of distracting us from valuable news with stories of lost cats.
A 2,000-page report on an internal investigation by the US military leaked to The New York Times and published yesterday provides exhaustive detail on how the two were kept chained in excruciating positions and kicked to death."