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The risks of war? There was the risk of being bombed if you had the
misfortune to live in a neighborhood where US targeters thought Saddam
Hussein might be located.

According to a recent Gallup Poll, 78 percent of white Americans
supported invading Iraq, but only 29 percent of blacks.

Perhaps Americans can be excused for imagining that "regime change" in
Iraq would be a cakewalk.

Of the more than 700 journalists who have registered with the CentCom
Coalition Media Center here, two have emerged as celebrities.

There is nothing glorious or gallant about combat.

How bad can things get, how fast? Are we already at the point where
literally nothing can derail the war machine?

Let's say you have a war to sell. You have the usual public relations
tools at your disposal: highly scripted press conferences, stories
leaked by White House officials to a compliant press.

A generation ago, when I worked at the Washington Post, the
right-wing fringe occasionally referred to us as "Pravda on the
Potomac." We reporters were amused but also rankled.

War may or may not be inevitable, but a one-sided discussion of US
policy toward Iraq appears to be all but guaranteed on network
television.

Blogs

How can we judge the latest Clinton scandal when the reporting around it is so murky?

April 23, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 4/21/15?

April 21, 2015

Media fear and self-loathing are already on the campaign trail.

April 17, 2015

Doug Hughes is not a dangerous fruitcake. In fact, he is a small-d democratic idealist who went out of his way to alert the authorities in advance of his so-called “Freedom Flight.”

April 17, 2015

Not correcting the story of Richard Engel’s kidnapping is worse than the Brian Williams scandal.

April 17, 2015

The only problem with the video is that it was taken by pure chance.

April 10, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 4/9/15?

April 9, 2015

Katrina vanden Heuvel sits down with Charlie Rose to discuss the magazine’s 150th anniversary.

April 8, 2015

Our intelligence apparatus, operating in the dark.

April 7, 2015

Rolling Stone made a litany of reporting errors, but it's their source who will pay the price.

April 6, 2015