Wednesday, April 28

Oh, Boo Hoo Hoo

Rummy was complaining today about the press coverage of the Fallujah mess...

At a Pentagon press conference, Rumsfeld complained of US press coverage that highlighted a US attack on a mosque in Fallujah, showing a news photograph of a crowd of fighters armed with rocket propelled grenade launchers in a mosque.

"The photo of terrorists using a mosque in Najaf as a base for attacks against our forces is an example of what we're finding. There have been additional attacks taken from mosques in Fallujah," he said.

"There are two ways, I suppose, one could inform readers of the Geneva Convention stipulation against using places of worship to conduct military attacks. One might be to headline saying that Terrorists Attack Coalition Forces From Mosques. That would be one way to present the information.

"Another might be to say: Mosques Targeted in Fallujah. That was the Los Angeles Times headline this morning."
Let's make a deal, Rummy...we'll show your pictures of the gunners in the mosques if we can also show the pictures of the U.S. casualties arriving home from Iraq. Whattya say, pal?