Ed Driscoll

Deja Vu All Over Again

NY Times Iraq Reporter Corrects Russert: ‘American Troops Were Greeted as Liberators'”

The Timesman in question is John Burns, one of the paper’s best journalists; Christopher Hitchens performed his own debunking of Chris Matthews’ similar assertions last year:

No, no, I was there. I saw it myself, many many times. American soldiers and British soldiers were greeted by hundreds of thousands of people with real joy. I saw it myself. I can’t believe people say it didn’t happen.”

After the media began airbrushing their coverage of the war prior to 2003, I can.