Friday, June 09, 2006

Baby killers at the L.A. Times

The Los Angeles Times did a big cover story yesterday about the children:

When Children Are 'Collateral Damage'
"The U.S. military says a house it raided in Iraq held rebels; neighbors disagree. Indisputable, though, is the resulting political fallout."
By Megan K. Stack, Times Staff Writer
June 8, 2006

Today's L.A. Times had this headline:

U.S. Tracks Aide to Zarqawi's Doom; Bush Says the War Is Far From Over
By Solomon Moore and Greg Miller, Times Staff Writers
June 9, 2006
"Zarqawi died inside the house, U.S. officials said, along with at least five other people, including Rahman, a woman and a child of unspecified age."

Later today, the Times published this story online:

Bush Sees Zarqawi's Death as a Help, But No End to Violence
By Johanna Neuman, Times Staff Writer
10:00 AM PDT, June 9, 2006

There was no mention of a child in this story!

If you want to know the truth about the children you'll have to get if from The Washington Post or The New York Times because neither of them had done a whole cover story based on the alleged death of a child (or children) in this magnificent raid that took out one of the world's most violent and disgusting criminals.

Zarqawi Did Not Die Instantly, U.S. General Says
By William Branigin and Debbi Wilgoren
Washington Post Staff Writers
Friday, June 9, 2006; 3:48 PM
Including Zarqawi, Caldwell said, "there were six people that were killed in that airstrike: three males, three females." Contrary to initial reports that a child was among those killed, the general said an "after-action review" he read does not mention any children.

US Says Zarqawi Initially Survived Bombing
Published: June 9, 2006
Filed at 11:43 a.m. ET
He said only two of the six killed in the raid have been positively identified: Zarqawi and his spiritual adviser Sheikh Abdul-Rahman. Caldwell said ``three males and three females -- no children'' were killed. The military said on Thursday one child had died.

Al - Zarqawi Lived Briefly After Attack
Published: June 9, 2006
Filed at 4:38 p.m. ET
Gen. George Casey, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, had said four people, including a woman and a child, were killed with al-Zarqawi and Abu Abdul-Rahman al-Iraqi, the terrorist's spiritual consultant.

Caldwell said it now appears there was no child among those killed.

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