Legitimacy Denied: Western media continues to belittle Iraqi opposition to the occupation By William Bowles

11 January 2004

The latest reports to come out of Iraq reveal an ever growing level of resistance not only to US plans to create a puppet government for the country but to the occupation as a whole, not that you’d know it from Western news coverage aside that is from the (predictable) coverage of the statement by Ali Sistani, the leader of the Shi’ia Muslim community opposed to the July date for an interim ‘government’ and the massive rally in Basra, the supposedly ‘stable’ area of the country, ruled by the British.

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Reporting the war in Iraq: Underwhelmed with information, overwhelmed with propaganda By William Bowles

11 January 2004

At the close of 2003, 506 US soldiers had died in Iraq, the deadliest year for the US Army since 1972 when the US lost 640 dead in Vietnam. In the week following the capture of Saddam Hussein the death rate actually to rose to 19 (the average being nine).

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