What Gen. Sanchez Actually Said

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    As usual, the MSM picked and chose what they wanted to report, omitting other major points made in Sanchez's speech as unimportant to their agenda.

    What That Outspoken Lt Gen. Actually Said
    By Jack Kelly for Jewish World Review
    October 16, 2007

    http://www.jewishworldreview.com/1007/jkelly101607.php3
     
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    Hmmm...imagine that!
     
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    Yep, imagine how many people who rely on the MSM for their news will believe the distortion as what Sanchez said.

    I'll bet many posters on this board who reported on Sanchez's speech don't even know the entirety of what he said.
     
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    Did he say that or not?
     
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    Yep he did...which is a FAR cry from this headline in the NYT:

    "Former Top General in Iraq Faults Bush Administration "

    The text of his speech blasts the media even harder than his criticism of almost everyone else he names.
     
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    Don't tell Maineman. He is to busy claiming just the opposite.
     
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    So he did say "The administration, Congress, the entire interagency, especially the State Department must shoulder the responsibility for this catastrophic failure, and the American people must hold them accountable,"

    It stands by itself, it needs no reference to any other sector. "....the American people must hold them accountable, " one would assume the General is referring to the exercise of democracy rather than a media boycott.
     
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    Not sure what you mean by "media boycott". It is apparent to me that the general is talking about ALL those he names in his speech (including the media) and they should be held accountable by the American people for their actions. That implies (IMO) not only the exercise of democracy but judicial process as well...

    By the way, I do not agree that things taken out of context ("It stands by itself, it needs no reference to any other sector") is not necessarily true or ethical.
     
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    Sure but this is not being taken "out of context" is it? The context is clear as day.

    And it is not "apparent" to me that he means to include the media in that statement. He does go on to rail against the media, but he clearly holds the Bush Administration as being directly responsible for this disaster and goes into significant detail as to why. He was quite specific.
     
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    You're making an intellectually dishonest argument, and you know it.
     

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