Al Jazeera

An Al Jazeera correspondent has been expelled from Iraq by the Iraqi government (AP reports).

Last night SBS’s Dateline program had a segment on the Al Jazeera network last night. The images that were shown, apparently from the network, were horrendous – both the images of dead U.S. marines, but even more horrible was the civilian dead and injured (including children). These images would never appear on Western networks when the war is being carried out by its own country (I’m sure we’d see them if we were being attacked). It was a gruesome reminder to me that this war is not just, is not justified, is not righteous – it is killing innocents.