[I wonder who has shaped the U.S. public’s view of Iraq?  Ed Kent]

Pew Research Center:

(11/28/07)
The polling outfit has a new survey of journalists working in Iraq, who basically say they are unable to tell the whole story—but from what they can see, things are awful:

Two Views of Iraq

A Survey of Reporters
On the Front Lines
28 Nov 07 Journalists covering Iraq—mostly veteran war correspondents—give their reporting a generally positive assessment but describe conditions there as the most perilous they have ever encountered.

Public Sees Improved War Effort
27 Nov 07 For the first time in a long time, nearly half of Americans express positive opinions about the situation in Iraq and judgments about the overall situation there have been improving steadily since the summer.

“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

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