Search

 

Cablegate: Media Reaction On Iraq, November 8, 2004

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS TEGUCIGALPA 002529

SIPDIS

FOR WHA/PDA, IIP/G/WHA, AND IIP/T/ES
FOR PM, NEA/NGA, WHA/PPC, AND WHA/CEN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OIIP PREL KPAO PGOV MOPS IZ HO
SUBJECT: MEDIA REACTION ON IRAQ, NOVEMBER 8, 2004


1. Editorial in Tegucigalpa-based moderate daily "El
Heraldo" on 11/8, entitled "Another Challenge in Iraq."
"While President George W. Bush and his followers are
enjoying his indisputable win, the occupation forces in Iraq
have a difficult task at hand: conquering the rebel Sunni
city of Fallujah through blood and fire after having failed
for the past seven months."

"The problem is that, as usually happens to occupation
forces, time is becoming their worst enemy, both because of
their inability to ensure safety - which is shameful for the
greatest power in history - and the fact that it would be a
terrible failure for the U.S. if the elections scheduled for
January can't be carried out. The elections in Iraq are a
good thing for the Americans, even though they're merely a
farce, just as in Afghanistan."

"We hope that, in the end, after so much death, pain, and
destruction this senseless occupation has caused, the Iraqis
themselves come out triumphant to reclaim their right to
live in peace and under the government they choose in
legitimately free elections."

Pierce

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Climate Change: Record Northern Heat, Fuels Concerns Over US Wildfire Destruction

More than 78,000 acres of forest in the Sierra mountains in California has been lost due to wildfires. Photo: San Francisco Fire Department The northern hemisphere experienced its warmest August ever, the World Meteorological Organization ( WMO ... More>>

UN: Guterres Condemns Killing Of Journalists, Following Beheading Of Mexican Crime Reporter

© UNESCO | International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. Following the gruesome death of a Mexican journalist specializing in crime reporting, who was found beheaded on Wednesday, UN chief António Guterres has issued a statement condemning ... More>>

UN: WHO Warns Against Potential Ebola Spread In DR Congo And Beyond

Ebola is spreading in a western province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), raising fears that the disease could reach neighbouring Republic of Congo and even the capital, Kinshasa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. ... More>>

WWF: Living Planet Report Reveals Average Two-Thirds Decline In Wildlife Populations Since 1970

According to WWF’s Living Planet Report 2020 released today, global populations* of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish have suffered an average two-thirds decline in less than half a century. The decline is due in large part to the very ... More>>