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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Libya and Iraq - FoxNews Tragedies in a Dangerous Place

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_and_weapons_of_mass_destruction
Bush asserted peaceful measures could not disarm Iraq of the weapons he alleged it to have and launched a second Gulf War,[9] despite multiple dissenting opinions[10] and questions of integrity[11][12][13] about the underlying intelligence.[14] 

FoxNews continues creating incendiary stories about the tragic loss of four American lives in Benghazi. But, do the right wing journalists  recall know how many people were killed in Iraq after the Americans invaded the country under the false premise that there were Weapons of Mass Destruction waiting to annihilate the world hidden in a mythical underground dessert sand dune?  http://antiwar.com/casualties/

American Military Casualties in Iraq 
Date
Total
In Combat
American Deaths 
Since war began (3/19/03):44883532
Since "Mission Accomplished" (5/1/03) (the list)
4347
3424
Since Handover (6/29/04):36272899
Since Obama Inauguration (1/20/09):257128
Since Operation New Dawn:6839
American WoundedOfficialEstimated
Total Wounded:33184Over 100000
Latest Fatality Feb. 11, 2012
Page last updated 12/18/11 8:31 pm EDT

Republicans and rabid right wing FoxNews carry on like warring blimps about the tragedy in Libya. There's horrible accusations made about how the administration of President Obama is somehow
covering up this murderous incident, where four Americans were killed by a group intent on proliferating an act of terror on our American Ambassador Steven, while he was inside the American consulate, in a besieged Benghazi. My sincere condolences to Ambassador Stevens' family and those loved ones who mourn the loss of life in the attack on the Benghazi consulate on September 11, 2012.

Living in a war zone is dangerous. Serving as a diplomat in a country steeped in civil war is treacherous.

Ambassador Stevens was a victim of pre-meditated violence. His killers and those who murdered his security detail will be found and punished. Meanwhile, FoxNews is magnifying the loss of life in Benghazi by creating a political incident out of a tragedy.

Where was FoxNews when the US invaded Iraq under the false premise of destroying Weapons of Mass Destruction when none existed?

As our American election is coming to a close, FoxNews is creating sensational headlines to stir fear among their conservative followers.  Rather than report the news, FoxNews wants to create the news and, in so doing, claim undue influence over the presidential campaign. 

Dangerous happening are occurring throughout the world. Yet, FoxNews exploits these events like opportunistic ambulance chasers. 

Americans are in harms way wherever terrorism lurks.  Our news coverage if desperate people engaged in heroic events deserves dignified coverage, rather than exploitation. We deserve better news coverage from our American FoxNews than the fear mongering they report for purely political purposes.  

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