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Avoiding Atrocity: Times Leaves off Dragging of Troops in Somalia

Whyever would the U.S. have "turned its back on Somalia" in 1993? Jeffrey Gettleman leaves off one reason: The dragging of U.S. soldiers through the streets.

NYT Bows to Reality: "Baghdad Starts to Exhale as Security Improves"

Less than a month ago a lead editorial began: "The news out of Iraq just keeps getting worse."

What GOP "Called A Decline in Violence" in Iraq?

David Herszenhorn: "The debate over war financing also provided a forum for Republicans to praise recent developments in Iraq, including what they called a decline in violence."

Frank Rich: Bush's "Quiet Coup" Worse Than Musharraf's Blatant One

"This is most apparent in the Republican presidential race, where most of the candidates seem to be running for dictator and make no apologies for it."

Finally, a "Surge" the Times Will Cover

As long as it's an expected surge in the number of homeless Iraq War veterans.

Editorial Page Slimes Private Guards in Iraq as "Mercenaries"

The editorial page rubs our faces with the inflammatory phrase "mercenaries." But who protects New York Times reporters in Iraq?

Times Arrives Late to Good News on Plunging Violence in Iraq

All the other major newspapers either relayed the good news first or gave it more prominent play.

Dismissing the Surge's Success

James Glanz: "But another oversight official, Joseph A. Christoff...said some measures of what some see as progress in Iraq were not as clear-cut as they might seem."

Times Goes Easy on Rep. Stark's Despicable Comments on Bush, Iraq

Liberal Rep. Pete Stark unleashed more despicable comments, sliming U.S. troops as murderers and George W. Bush as a monster, but the Times soft-pedaled the offense while noting Stark "will ...

Editorial Page In Denial Over Good News in Iraq

"The news out of Iraq just keeps getting worse," the lead editorial blares. Does that "news" include the 70% reported drop in violence since the end of June?
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