Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Modern War Is Messy

Collateral damage in the War on Terror.

The Anti Press makes a valid point on international (predominately Anglo-American, English-language) media outlets in these scenarios:

And so the BBC, and virtually all other major news organizations wait. Although it is clear that the military information officers are now providing completely unreliable, and almost certainly fabricated information as a matter of course, these organizations no longer see it as their job to challenge them. No attempts to contact witnesses, no pressing Afghan officials, no stories designed to embarrass military and political officials into action.

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