Tuesday, November 09, 2004


Getting my facts straight

Warning: this isn't all that interesting.

As promised, the results of search on LexisNexis for mention of Iraqi interim President Ghazi al-Yawar's opposition to the attack on Fallujah. As well as the Financial Times, The Guardian, The Independent, the Belfast Telegraph and the New York Times ran it (Michael Howard, ‘Gunmen seize US and Arab hostages’, The Guardian, 2 November 2004,p. 15; Kim Sengupta, ‘Baghdad's deputy governor shot dead as voters register’, The Independent, 2 November 2004, p. 26 (same piece ran in the Belfast Telegraph); and Edward Wong, ‘American Is Among 4 Captives Seized in Baghdad Kidnapping’, New York Times, 2 November 2004, p. A1)

No evidence of malicious briefing, but surely a matter of time.

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