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Sharon Towner - Belen, New Mexico
A powerful, heartbreaking report of the dangers journalists
take in Iraq, I stand in honor of them and of Frontline/World
for telling it like it really is. We deserve more honest
reports such as this one. Thank you Frontline for understanding
that. And to the extraordinary journalists in Iraq, may
they stay well and safe.
Joan Matthews - Margate, Florida
I was touched to see the risks reporters take in covering
a story. Wonderful piece... I don't believe we are getting
the full story of what is taking place in Iraq due to the
severe safety constraints placed on reporters, for obvious
reasons, and the military's aim to put a positive spin on
the the war.
Maria Itsgenstein - Norwood, Massachusetts
Some of the images in this piece we have seen before on the news, but never before put together in such a presentation. I feel that I have a better understanding of the "behind-the-scenes" view of Iraq. It's dismal, but important to know. I admire the reporters who risk their lives to enter these conditions in order to tell these stories -- and pity the Iraqi civilians and U.S. military who have no choice.
Joel Rosenberg - Columbus, Ohio
Thank you for bringing the true visual truths of the war
in Iraq. We have not been asked to do anything except reach
into our pockets. Keeping us in the dark is a Bush strategy
that hopes to cover up the incompetence of the small group
of morons running this war. If they had asked the public
to do what they have been asked to do in every other war
we have been involved in, that is to actually put together
a civilian defense corps, cut back on gasoline use etc.
Money and resources could have been saved and we could have
felt a part of the defense of our country. Instead we go
on like nothing is happening and billions have been down
the drain. Only the military and their families are paying
the price for what the Bush administration has got us into.
John Crow - Breckenridge, Texas
Thank you for the passion and compassion that these programs
are presented. In an era where the majority of TV information
is sanitized and anesthetic - thank you.
Andrew - Indianapolis, Indiana
Phenomenal. The World pieces bring perspectives unseen in
typical "news" broadcasts. Please keep it up.
Anonymous - New York, New York
A stunning report about the dangers of reporting news in
Iraq. I plan to forward the Frontline/World link to friends
The following are responses to the moderator question, "Are Americans getting the real story from reporters in Iraq?"
Michael Baines - Pooler, Georgia
NO! Most people I talk to still believe a lot of misinformation about Iraq.
Someone should publish a simple FAQ about Iraq. (1 page).
ex. Was Iraq responsible for 911? What was the reason given for the invasion?
Were weapons found? If Iraq becomes democratic, will its
oil be traded publicly? How many people were killed before
the war due to government violence? How many people currently
have been killed? How many Iraqis have been killed?
Steve Hebert - Eugene, Oregon
To your question, are Americans getting the real story from
reporters in Iraq? Possibly -- certainly the best "real"
result that is obtainable from this side of the story...but
likely very incomplete from the Iraqi side -- the horrors
and dangers on-the-ground and the concurrent difficulties
in traveling leave little further resources to exploit...truth
is already lost; some semblance of honor, though, does seem
to be getting through for us to see...
What a tragic loss for everyone...another
treasury or two wasted -- theirs first and most of ours...
there HAS to be a better way...
THANKS FOR AIRING THIS SHOW...may
all the peoples involved find a safe way home...PLEASE TAKE
Efren Castillo - Texas City, TX
I would most definitely think so. I just think that our
military should just use their own media personnel instead
of working civilian journalists.
Jo Garce - Hyderabad, India
I agree. Civilian reporters have no business in a war.
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