Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Monday, October 31, 2005

Fair and Balanced

There was an anti-war demonstration in Boston on Saturday, attended by more than 2,000 people. There were also six (6) -- as in 10 - 4 or 2 x 3 -- counterdemonstrators. The story appeared inside the Boston Globe, in the metro section, on Sunday. But guess what was on the front page? A photograph of one of the counterdemonstrators, waving her "Support our Troops" sign.

Meanwhile, what are our troops up to? According to ABC News, which is nothing but a front for the communistic, terrorist-supporting, America hating Disney Corporation:

Before dawn Monday, Marines backed by jets attacked insurgent positions near the Syrian border, destroying two safe houses believed use by al-Qaida figures, a U.S. statement said. The statement made no mention of casualties, but Associated Press Television News video from the scene showed residents wailing over the bodies of about six people, including at least three children.

At the local hospital, Dr. Ahmed al-Ani claimed 40 Iraqis, including 12 children, were killed in the attack. But the claim could not be independently verified.

APTN footage from the scene showed Iraqi men digging through the rubble of several destroyed concrete buildings with a pitchfork or their hands. In the building of a nearby home, women cried over the bodies of about half a dozen blanket-covered bodies lined up on a floor. Some of the blankets were opened for the camera showing a man and three children.

"At least 20 innocent people were killed by the U.S. warplanes. Why are the Americans killing families? Where are the insurgents?" one middle-aged man told APTN. "We don't see democracy. We just see destruction." He didn't give his name.

That'll teach those ragheads not to threaten our freedoms.