Terrorists In Saddam’s Iraq? Weekly Standard Says Yes…

Wednesday's Example of Media Bias   —   Posted on January 11, 2006

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-Read the excerpt below from Tom Segal's post at newsbusters.org on Jan. 11th.
-Read "Types of Media Bias" in the right column. Then answer the questions.

In the latest issue of The Weekly Standard there is an interesting article by Stephen F. Hayes titled “Saddam’s Terror Training Camps.”  In it the author reports the former Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein… “Trained thousands of radical Islamic terrorists from the region at camps in Iraq over four years immediately preceding the U.S. invasion, according to documents and photographs recovered by the U.S. military in postwar Iraq.”

Now this can’t possibly be correct. The mainstream media and the liberal left have repeatedly told us there were no terrorists in Iraq and it was only the United States involvement in mid-east that brought terrorists into the country. This is the stock statement when anything on the matter is broadcast or placed in print. It would be difficult indeed, to find an article in the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times or the New York Times that makes those contrary statements penned by Stephen Hayes. …

For the complete posting, click here.

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Do you agree with Tom Segal’s assertion that the mainstream media will ignore that fact that there is now proof that Saddam had been training terrorists in Iraq 4 years before the U.S. invaded?  Explain your answer.


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The best way to offer an educated opinion on this question is to search your favorite news sites for the next few days/weeks (and do an archive search as well) to determine if they have reported on this story.