Wednesday, September 17, 2003


Robert Fiske on Colin Powell's Excellent Bagdad Adventure


'Mr Powell - who never ventured outside the barbed wire and checkpoints yesterday - wanted 'a little more time, attention and energy' directed at 'the more positive stories . Which is presumably why the occupation authorities no longer even distribute their overnight security warnings to humanitarian organizations in Baghdad. If they did the reports would show that US forces are now being attacked up to 50 times every night, that missiles are being fired at US planes almost every day, that neither Baghdad nor Basra airports are safe enough to open .'

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