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Saturday, July 14, 2007

PAPER WRONG

New York Times headline:

Australia Ends Bid to Hold Suspect

The suspect in question has since been charged.

(Via El Cid)

UPDATE. Headline in The Age:

Terror suspect doctor granted bail

Wrong again.

UPDATE II. Victor Davis Hanson on a more serious case of NYT wrongness:

The Times raises the old charge that if we weren’t in Iraq, neither would be al-Qaida—more of whose members we have killed in Iraq than anywhere else. In 1944, Japan had relatively few soldiers in Okinawa; when the Japanese learned that we planned to invade in 1945, they increased their forces there. Did the subsequent carnage—four times the number of U.S. dead as in Iraq, by the way, in one-sixteenth the time—prove our actions ill considered? Likewise, no Soviets were in Eastern Europe until we moved to attack and destroy Hitler, who had kept communists out. Did the resulting Iron Curtain mean that it was a mistake to deter German aggression?

And if the Times sees the war in Afghanistan as so important, why didn’t it support an all-out war against the Taliban and al-Qaida, as it apparently does now, when we were solely in Afghanistan?

Posted by Tim B. on 07/14/2007 at 04:23 PM
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