Thursday, August 31, 2006

Coulter: Terrorists killed in Iraq are "described in the media as 'Iraqi civilians' "

In her August 23 column, right-wing pundit Ann Coulter claimed that "terrorists" in Iraq who are killed by the U.S. military are "described in the media as 'Iraqi civilians,' even if they are from Jordan, like the now-dead leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi." In its most recent Human Rights Report, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq found that 5,818 Iraqi civilians were killed between May 1 and June 30; the report added that "[w]omen, children and vulnerable groups, such as minorities, internally displaced and disabled persons continue to be directly affected by the violence." Read more

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