11/19/2005

Daily Kos: Daily Kos credited for forcing Pentagon admission of illegal weapons use in Fallujah

Daily Kos credited for forcing Pentagon admission of illegal weapons use in Fallujah
by revolute
Sat Nov 19, 2005 at 01:41:05 AM CST

NPR's On the Media opened Friday night with an examination of the disturbing series of conflicting statements by the U.S. gov't in regards to the illegal use of weapons in last year's Fallujah battle. State Dept. denied the use of white phosphorous in the days following the broadcast of a documentary on the battle by RAI in Italy and across European satellite TV. On Monday, the Pentagon admitted to using it only to "illuminate enemy positions at night." But by Tuesday, they were brought to admit that they used it on "enemy combatants."

From On the Media:
Why these progressive admissions? Probably because a website, called the Daily Kos got hold of the March edition of the Army's official "Field Artillery" magazine which detailed the use of the weapon in Fallujah. Close reading. Access journalists leave THAT to the amateurs.

When word of the video broke a week ago Monday, I was amazed to find that Paper Tiger had already covered it here in detailed post. I've been glued to Daily Kos ever since - this is truly a community of civilian (and elected) journalists devoted to airing the important stories that the MSM appears to be a bit hestitant towards. WAY TO GO DAILY KOS!

Daily Kos: Daily Kos credited for forcing Pentagon admission of illegal weapons use in Fallujah

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