2003-12-31

--- Ein besonderes Neujahrsgeschenk h�lt die zivile, aber haupts�chlich auf Basen der US-Army vertriebene Zeitung "Army Times" f�r US-Verteidigungsminister Donald Rumsfeld bereit: Auf 8 Seiten bringt das Blatt die Fotos fast aller amerikanischer Gefallener des Afghanistan- und Irak-Kriegs. Darauf verweist die Gazette Newsday.com: There were 506 killed by the time the newspaper closed last Friday. Since then, another seven have died. The newspaper has said this is the deadliest year for the U.S. military since 1972, when 640 were killed in Vietnam. ... The chilling photos run at a time when the government tries to describe the war as a civic venture, and nearly all of the news industry doesn't know how to object. This probably is the worst failure to inform the public that we have seen.