Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Thursday, April 03, 2003

Arnett back on the air. Belgium beat France to the punch.

"Thanks Peter Arnett, we are proud to have you on our team," said VTM news anchor Dany Verstraeten after Arnett finished his first report from the Iraqi capital.

Arnett apologized for his "misjudgment" but told VTM in his first report that he was a "casualty of the information war."

"There are two wars taking place, Dany. You have the war of bullets and bombs, then you have the information war," he said.

He complained he was making "just obvious statements" about the war that should not have backfired the way it did.

"This caused a firestorm in America. I was called a traitor," he said, adding NBC "left me crash and burn" by firing him.

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