Archive: October 23, 2005 - October 29, 2005

The Niger Papers: Obstacles to Coverage

Could a media scandal from the 2004 election wind up hindering a major U.S. media organization from following up on the Bush administration's alleged use of forged documents to justify the Iraq war? The Los Angeles Times is one of...

By Jefferson Morley | October 29, 2005; 12:10 PM ET | Comments (40)

DSM Sequel: Roots of a Scandal

As Washington awaited news of possible indictment of Bush administration officials in connection with the leaking of a CIA operative's name, a sensational series in an Italian newspaper was laying bare the roots of the scandal. Three stories published by...

By Jefferson Morley | October 28, 2005; 11:05 AM ET | Comments (28)

Guest Comment

From Ian: "Future historians will shake their heads in disbelief that the USA spent billions of dollars and accepted (so far) 2,000 deaths and 15,000 wounded in order to hand over on a silver platter a Shia statelet to the...

By Jefferson Morley | October 26, 2005; 8:11 PM ET | Comments (25)

Beyond 2,000 Deaths and Ratification

Percolating behind the story of the milestone death of the 2,000th U.S. serviceman and the ratification of the Iraqi constitution lies the emerging irony of Iraq's next round of elections in December. While President Bush declares his intention to "stay...

By Jefferson Morley | October 26, 2005; 9:45 AM ET | Comments (19)

Iraq: About That Poll...

A couple of readers wanted to know more about methodology and coverage of the British Ministry of Defense poll of Iraqis, which found 40 percent of respondents saying attacks on coalition troops are justified. The poll was conducted by ......

By Jefferson Morley | October 25, 2005; 3:01 PM ET | Comments (24)

Faith and Fear

"The constitution seems temporary rather than permanent," an editorial in the Baghdad daily Al Sabah concluded last week, but the piece went on to insist that's a good thing. "It is positive because it keeps the document open to changes...

By Jefferson Morley | October 25, 2005; 11:05 AM ET | Comments (5)

Spin or Not? You Decide

Reader RC writes of the previous item: "It would [be] upfront and honest for Morley to give us a little background on Telegraph reporter [Sean] Rayment -- like maybe he could tell us that Rayment has never written a story...

By Jefferson Morley | October 24, 2005; 5:50 PM ET | Comments (3)

U.K. Poll: Iraqis Oppose Foreign Troops

Four out of five Iraqis oppose the presence of U.S. and British troops in their country, and two out of five believe insurgent attacks on those troops are justified, according to a "secret" poll conducted by the British Ministry of...

By Jefferson Morley | October 24, 2005; 8:10 AM ET | Comments (43)

 

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