Ok, Newsweek recants, so what?

Now that Newsweek has recanted their story about the “Koran” being flushed down the toilet at Guantanamo Bay, are they off the hook? I would hope not. What about all the people who have died as a result of this story? Will the pain of loss for their families now magically disappear?

I think not! The fragile peace in Afghanistan has been seriously compromised as outraged Muslims go to the streets in protests. But this story doesn’t end in Afghanistan. Word has spread like wildfire through out the Muslim world. This has turned out to be a terrorists picnic. They have grabbed hold of this story and are now on the run.

They are spreading their hatred and outrage to flame the fires of dissent started by a “single” newspaper story. This story has endangered the lives of our troops and all the coalition forces. It has endangered the local newly established Police and Military forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and the newly established governments of both countries. In doing so it has endangered the lives of innocent civilians in both countries.

But the effect may not stop here. This incident has the potential to inflame Muslims and the radical elements through out the region. That is why Newsweek must play a role in calming the public outcry they have incited through out the Middle East.

It is time for accountability. Acceptance of consequences. Something the MSM and media rarely exercise as they hide behind the First Amendment. They are always there like vultures in the dessert waiting for death so they can inviscerate the body. Their mantra is the “public right to know,” which coincidentally coincides with sales and ratings,regardless of the consequences. Well, this incident may prove to be the straw “broke the camel’s back” to use a tired expression familiar to most. .


~ by devildog6771 on May 17, 2005.

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