The Iraq War Inside Newsweek

Few days before the start of the Iraq War, I was summoned to the Pentagon, along with other senior editors for major U.S. news organizations. The message from Victoria Clarke, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s spokesperson, was severe and unequivocal: the bombing of Baghdad would soon begin and our correspondents on the scene would be in grave danger unless we pulled them out.

Leaving the meeting, I felt both manipulated and uncertain. The Pentagon surely had its own reasons for not …

via The Cuckoo’s Nest

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