In articles on the recent wave of bombings in
On a more subtle note, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani sent a message of condolence. CNN and Fox had the same statement from which to choose a quote. CNN chose this quote in which Talabani makes a strong appeal to other leaders:
"While we strongly condemn this crime, we call on all local, regional and world parties to denounce the blatant acts of terrorism, leave double standards, stop campaigns of ideological backing to terrorism and contribute to fighting it and disclosing terrorism's treacherous aims," the statement said
Fox chose this quote which infers some success by the “occupation” and notes the targets of the terrorists, emphasizing their desperation and evilness:
"After running out of their pretexts of resisting the occupation, the terrorists have been targeting religious places, children, oil and water facilities and Iraqi soldiers," read Talabani's message.