Monday, November 06, 2006
IRAQ WAR COVERAGE RIPPED!
Iraqi Kurdistan Prime Minister Nerchivan Barzani
Speaks with Parents of Fallen U.S. Troops in Iraq
IRAQI KURD PRIME MINISTER SLAMS
MEDIA COVERAGE OF IRAQ WAR:
"CNN International and Al Jazeera are equally bad in their coverage of the situation in Iraq"
(ERBIL, IRAQ) - The Prime Minister of the Iraqi Kurdistan regional government met with the families of fallen U.S. soldiers today and he had a message for the news media: your coverage of the Iraq war is terribly biased.
"CNN International and Al Jazeera are equally bad in their coverage of the situation in Iraq," said Nerchivan Barzani, Prime Minister of Iraqi Kurdistan.
"When I was in the United States recently and read the negative news in the Washington Post, New York Times and in the network TV broadcasts, I even wondered if things had gotten so bad since I had left that I shouldn't return," said Prime Minister Barzani.
The comments came during meetings between the Prime Minister and the delegation of Gold Star Families who are on a historic trip to Iraq. These families lost a child in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and they are in Iraq now to see the progress being made that their children gave their lives for.
Yesterday they joined the people in Iraq in celebrating the GUILTY verdict handed down against the murderous former dictator of Iraq, Saddam Hussein.
These American families are on a 10-day journey to Iraq to see the land where their children died in the fight against terrorism. Never before has such a coordinated delegation of Gold Star Families visited Iraq, and their arrival comes amidst news reports that Saddam Hussein had a nuclear weapons program under development before Coalition Forces toppled his regime.
The trip is organized by the nation's largest grass-roots pro-troop organization, Move America Forward which was founded in 2004.
COMPLETE DETAILS - INCLUDING PHOTOGRAPHS & AUDIO FILES ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE: www.MoveAmericaForward.org