Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Dahr Jamail's Sources, Here and There

In writing about the attitudes and experiences of American soldiers in Iraq, Dahr Jamail routinely gets his material from members of a group, IVAW, that claims seven hundred or so members, and it is not a membership requirment that those served in either Iraq or Afghanistan. 1.6 millions Americans have already served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many tens of thousands of American soldiers and Marines have reenlisted knowing full well that would mean a return to those places. Dahr Jamail has to be very, very selective about his sources among the U.S. military and veterans.

So, what would we then expect of his sources in the Middle East? Maybe those who would cheer Americans being killed, while he would continue to eat without skipping a beat?

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