Malkin disgusts me
I worked with Lara Logan personally in Afghanistan and, to a person, every military member she came into contact with said the stories she aired about her time with them was dead-on honest--not to mention that, unlike Malkin who spent four days "embedded" with a unit showing her the fluffiest of fluff stories, Logan was nearly killed running the Afghanistan/Pakistan border with SpecOps types. Logan is the real deal. She's ten times smarter and ballsier than Malkin could ever hope to be and she doesn't have a political axe to grind. She doesn't deserve to be picked at by the likes of Fox News's Senior Racist Correspondent.
Malkin even suggests that the "masked 'Haifa Street resident'" in Logan's story is untrustworthy when he says that the Iraq War has brought "death and destruction" to Baghdad, though that is an inarguable fact.
As long as Malkin wants to question Iraqi video sources, she should ask herself this simple question: Where did the video of Saddam's hanging come from? Malkin proudly linked to the "uncut version" on her website (and included a graphic) and, in the same post, suggested the "American Left is, yes, unhinged." Who captured that video, Michelle? What was his purpose in doing so? To foment more violence in Iraq? To gloat about the new Shiite power structure being built under Moqtada al Sadr, for whom many at the execution chanted? You have repeatedly poo-pooed the bloodshed in Iraq as "sectarian violence" and you display video that seems designed to make it worse. You wrote, upon returning from your four-day stay in the country:
Modern war in the Middle East is no longer as cut-and-dried as shooting all the bad guys and going home. We are fighting a "war of the fleas" -- not just Sunni terrorists and Shiite death squads, but multiple home-grown and foreign operators, street gangs, organized crime and freelance jihadis conducting ambushes, extrajudicial killings, sectarian attacks, vehicle bombings and sabotage against American, coalition and Iraqi forces. Cell phones, satellites and the Internet have allowed the fleas to magnify their importance, disseminate insurgent propaganda instantly and weaken political will.But, because it fit the fairytale version of an Iraq that is gettinbetterallthetimebygod, you and your fellow right wing fucktards decided to disseminate footage made with God knows what intent.
Logan is telling the story you didn't seem to notice during your trip to the country and she's been putting her ass on the line for the past four-plus years to do it. It's time you learned that all of us have our "betters"--as they used to say back in the small Kansas town I came from. Logan is definitely yours.