Thursday, June 02, 2005

It’s not what you think 

One misleading headline is not difficult to find - but two in one day?

Al Jazeera.com (not the news channel):

Iraqi FM concerned over U.S. presence in Iraq
One of the prominent, democratically elected Iraqi political figures wants an end to occupation? Well, not quite:

Iraq’s Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said he is concerned the United States may withdraw its forces from Iraq before local army and police are ready to secure their country.
So the FM is actually concerned that the presence won't be long enough.

And from
"The Washington Times":

Officials see terror threat from Iraq vets
Say what?

Two former senior Bush administration counter-terrorism officials say the danger posed to the U.S. homeland by graduates of the Islamic insurgency in Iraq is so severe that the measures needed to counter it will affect Americans' quality of life.
So no, National Guardsmen from Minnesota won't be blowing themselves up at a local diner. But stay vigilant anyway. And remember: read beyond the headlines.


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