Monday, January 15, 2007
isolation:
Here's a new bottle for the old wine that things are far better in Iraq than the media reports. According to Amir Taheri, it's the translators' fault. Seriously. He's serious. The thousands of people who consider Moqtada the Hidden Imam; the burned corpses of Blackwater contractors; the Samarra mosque bombing; the mass graves of corpses from the wrong sect... fucking translators!

Also, there's this:
A newspaper that had opposed the war would not tolerate "positive reporting" from Baghdad. One young British reporter who didn't understand that was surprised to see himself shifted to Paris to become a European correspondent.
Listen, Taheri: make the charge specific or shut the fuck up. This is a serious accusation.
--Spencer Ackerman
Yowsers! They punished him by sending him from Baghdad to Paris? That must have hurt!
Blogger serial catowner | 3:53 PM

And BTW, shouldn't that be the old whine that things are better than reported?
Blogger serial catowner | 3:55 PM

well, bottles/wine, y'know...
Blogger spencerackerman | 8:30 PM