US hiding the truth in Iraq

Eli Stephens elishastephens at
Tue Jul 1 22:06:38 MDT 2003

Not much of a surprise, but this from today's New York Times:

The total number of attacks on military vehicles is considerably higher than
the number of incidents announced by American officials. Though often
willing to confirm attacks when asked about them, Army officers rarely
announce incidents that do not result in American casualties.

On Saturday night, for example, an Army convoy in Baghdad came under fire
but the rocket-propelled grenade hit an Iraqi truck. Army officers who were
on the scene said the truck's Iraqi driver was badly wounded and probably
did not survive, but the incident was never mentioned in military


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