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2006-03-15 Iraq
86 bodies found in Baghdad
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Posted by Dan Darling 2006-03-15 03:23|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [423 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 The nine men were taken to a U.S. detention center, Stover said.
Turn these guys over to the torturers Iraqi police for questioning.

Posted by wxjames 2006-03-15 11:10||   2006-03-15 11:10|| Front Page Top

#2 It was a dark and stormy night. In this trash strewn city, brought to the brink of civil war, it was normal to find bodies covered with paper wrappers and flies. Families awakening to find loved ones missing would walk the filthy streets of this anguished city, filled with sectarian strife and the sickly sweet stench of death, in the hopes of finding their loved ones. They trudged through the gutters of blood and listened for the happy shrieks of children playing soccer. Children, accustomed to war, had discovered that the plentiful piles of gruesome graves provided the only happiness they could find in this city of death. An endless supply of soccer balls.

I approached a woman in black at the edge of the soccer field. I asked her for directions and asked her,

Can you give me any real interesting facts about who did this? About who the people were that were killed here? Were they Sadar's militia men? Were they Sunnis? Were they Shia?

I don't know, she said.

Can you give me anything other than adjectives that I haven't already abused and tortured to death?

No, she said.

Can you tell me anything of about what happened here? I asked


Hey no problem!!, I exclaimed, puffing out my chest. I can still string 700 adjectives together without saying really anything at all. I'm an AP writer!
Posted by 2b 2006-03-15 11:58||   2006-03-15 11:58|| Front Page Top

#3 Definitely an A in Creative Writing 101, 2b. Clever!
Posted by trailing wife 2006-03-15 13:33||   2006-03-15 13:33|| Front Page Top

#4 What's the name of the book, I want to buy it.
There's a part where a grieving widow drags you home because she can't live another minute without abuse, isn't there.
Posted by wxjames 2006-03-15 14:45||   2006-03-15 14:45|| Front Page Top

#5 :-) Thanks - I'm angling for an AP or Reuters job to report on Iraq. Nothing like sitting on a barstool in DC, making a few phone calls to get the death stats in Baghdad and getting paid to string together adjectives of sight, smell, and sounds.

Who? What? Why? Where? When? - pshaw. Too much trouble. One could get hurt!
Posted by 2b 2006-03-15 15:16||   2006-03-15 15:16|| Front Page Top

#6 Forget AP, straight to 60 Minutes 2b.
Posted by 6 2006-03-15 17:38||   2006-03-15 17:38|| Front Page Top

#7 lol! If selected, I promise to strive hard for the highly coveted Fake But Accurate Dan Rather Memorial reward.
Posted by 2b 2006-03-15 19:29||   2006-03-15 19:29|| Front Page Top

#8 might I suggest Ms. Lucy Ramirez as your field producer?
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2006-03-15 21:07||   2006-03-15 21:07|| Front Page Top

#9 Not Mary Mapes? :)
Posted by Glert Thetch2165 2006-03-15 21:09||   2006-03-15 21:09|| Front Page Top

#10 If I was a better man, I'd feel sorry for the victims and their families.
Posted by gromgoru 2006-03-15 23:22||   2006-03-15 23:22|| Front Page Top

#11 Ah grom, you make me feel bad. I in no way meant to mock the dead - to the contrary, I'm angry that reporter used the dead as props in their propaganda pieces. I meant only to mock the reporters goulish use of the sights, sounds and smells of the dead - for the purpose creating an atmosphere of doom and gloom in the hopes that Americans and their allies will go home and leave the Iraqi's to a true bloody civil war.

He failed to tell us the who what why and only engaged in the adjectives of creative writing to embellish the stats of the dead. it makes me mad. My heart goes to the victims and I'm truly sorry for overstating my point at their expense.
Posted by 2b 2006-03-15 23:48||   2006-03-15 23:48|| Front Page Top

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