The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Saturday, October 30, 2004

Eight Marines Killed, Nine Wounded

FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) - Eight U.S. marines were killed and nine wounded west of Baghdad on Saturday in the bloodiest attack on U.S. forces in Iraq for months. The U.S. military gave no details of the circumstances of the deaths, which it said occurred in the western province of Anbar, which includes the rebel cities of Falluja and Ramadi.

Yet the news hasn't merited mention on, for example, CNN. So we've got the man responsible for the deadliest attack on US soil mocking the nation, an increasing death toll in Iraq, and entirely credible reports that explosives were looted after the US invasion. Sick, sad, and irresponsible.

Keep watching the Blogosphere, folks! And keep your eyes on, which could be one of our best hopes for holding the media responsible for their actions.