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Iraq Doublespeak

Reported by Ellen - December 31, 2004

In one FOXNews.com story yesterday, FOX reporter Heather Nauert gives us this rousingly happy news from Iraq. "They're commandos, elite forces battling terrorists — and they're Iraqi. Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds are working together to protect their homeland. And they're trained by American soldiers to do it."

In the accompanying video, Nauert assures us they are "not the Iraqi National Guard, some of whom boldly switched sides and even ran from battle."

No, these elite forces are having confidence and national pride installed in them by the US troops. "'I feel good because we are fighting the terrorists,' said one Iraqi commando."

While you're sniffling with pride at the job we're doing in Iraq, consider this story, also on FOXNews.com yesterday: Report: Entire Mosul Election Board Resigns Following Threats

"Three militant groups warned Iraqis against voting in Jan. 30 elections, saying Thursday that people participating in the "dirty farce" risked attack. All 700 employees of the electoral commission in Mosul reportedly resigned after being threatened. The warning came a day after insurgents in Mosul, which has seen increased violence in recent weeks, launched a highly coordinated assault on a U.S. military outpost."

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