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Donnie Does Usenet

Subject: Cheering Iraqis.
From: Donald Rumsfeld <>
Newsgroups: rec.arts.politics.fiction
Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2006 18:27:12 GMT


> wrote:
>>From what I've seen thus far, much of the reporting in the U.S. and abroad
>>has exaggerated the situation. The number of attacks on mosques has been
>>exaggerated. The number of Iraqi deaths has been exaggerated. The
>>behavior of the Iraqi security forces had been mischaracterized in some
>>Interestingly, all of the exaggerations seem to be on one side. It isn't as
>>though there simply have been a series of random errors on both sides of
>>issues. On the contrary, the steady stream of errors all seem to be of a
>>nature to inflame the situation and to give heart to the terrorists and to
>>discourage those who hope for success in Iraq.
>Cite? Here, let me help:
>"The Washington Post reported earlier last week that the death count was
>higher, quoting Baghdad morgue officials as saying it was more than 1,300
>and, subsequently, an Interior Ministry official who put the number at 1,077.
>An international official knowledgeable about the case also confirmed that the
>death toll has reached at least 1,000 and said Iraqi officials, including morgue
>workers, had been intimidated into giving lower numbers."




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