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IRAQ: Where’s context for all those statistics?

The Associated Press article about Camp Victory (TNT, 12-3) notes Saddam Hussein’s “convoluted” view of the world. I agree with that sentiment entirely, but in kind, I ask you to take note of the convoluted view your paper inadvertently promotes.

You print statistics with questionable sources (from the Brookings Institute that peddled the war and the Pentagon that fought the war), quote incomplete figures (the electricity statistic), and use curiously evasive language (why are only Iraqis displaced within Iraq called refugees, and not those who fled its borders?). Even worse, you printed these statistics without context.

I am disturbed

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