Tuesday, January 18, 2005

More on Interviews with Pres. Bush

I wanted to point out one other thing in the articles about the interviews with Bush to go along with my previous post. Early in both articles, they talk about not finding weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. However look at how they mention it:

CNN: "Lack of human intelligence has been blamed for the belief that stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction existed in Iraq before the war. Their presumed presence was the stated rationale for the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003, but the U.S. government recently abandoned efforts to find them."

Fox: "Bush said that even though investigators never found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, deposed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was a tyrant whose dictatorial grip led other nations to believe that he had weapons."

CNN focused on the need to improve human intelligence (and perhaps questioning the wisdom of invading Iraq) whereas Fox says the decision to go into Iraq was right regardless. Fox’s article does not mention human intelligence as an area for improvement.

Links to the articles:

http://www.cnn.com/2005/ALLPOLITICS/01/18/bush.intelligence/index.html

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,144804,00.html

1 comment:

Social Security said...

Two thoughts. Many different spins on an issue isn't bad. The squeaky wheel gets the grease.