The News We Kept to Ourselves
So it turns out CNN withheld how bad things were in Iraq:
I felt awful having these stories bottled up inside me. Now that Saddam Hussein’s regime is gone, I suspect we will hear many, many more gut-wrenching tales from Iraqis about the decades of torment. At last, these stories can be told freely.
James Glassman doesn’t buy CNN’s explanation of why they didn’t tell. Things might have been different, he argues, if the world had known:
The world most definitely was not outraged during the United Nations debates earlier this year. How would the public in France and Germany – people who certainly know the meaning of crimes against humanity – have reacted if CNN had reported courageously and completely the episodes that Jordan knew had occurred?
Thanks to Instapundit for these links. You have to wonder what other news will emerge in coming days.