Monday, March 07, 2005

Next time, I'll use the media coverage of the Punic wars to illustrate my point

This is what comes of using a recent incident as an example - its trying to hit a moving target:

Some updates on the Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena hostage story.

Michelle Malkin and PowerLine both discuss contradictions that appear in her story, depending on whether she's simply narrating what happened or trying to slam the US military. The Malkin piece makes it appear that CNN was caught actually embellishing her account to make the US look worse.

Major Mike has done a good job of totting up the real cost of ransoming this woman.

Another update: It looks like the reason the US forces didn't know the Italians were in the area is that they didn't tell them.

Lest this make you think badly of Italians as a people, here's a less well known Italian who didn't get out, but who deserves our respect.


Blogger Watch 'n Wait said...

One of the things about that Italian hostage now saying she believes American forces may have been targeting her, is that it is my opinion that if they'd wanted her dead, she'd damned well be dead.

11:43 PM  

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