A DIFFERENT VIEW OF WAR….For

A DIFFERENT VIEW OF WAR….For what it’s worth, here’s how the front page of the Saudi Gazette (dated 22 Muharram 1424) portrays the war. Pictures of American POWs, Iraqi civilians being “escorted” at gunpoint, and Iraqis celebrating the downing of a U.S. helicopter.

The headlines have a similar tone: British forces “flee” Basra, two helicopters downed and 30 others “forced to retreat,” Turkey sending troops into northern Iraq, and Britain “seeks its share of trade bounty.”

Of course, when you get right down to it, I’m not sure this is really all that different from the New York Times front page. And it’s sure a lot better than the headline over at the Palestine Chronicle: The Genocidal War on Iraq: Can We Scream Any Louder?

As always, these front pages and more can be found over at the invaluable Newseum. If you don’t have it bookmarked, do it now.

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