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You Know How Fox Is Always Telling You About Foreign Fighters In Iraq?

Reported by Donna - July 26, 2005

Yesterday on Studio B, Shepard Smith did a segment with Bret Baier at the Pentagon, who did an exclusive interview with Brigadier General John Custer, who is in charge of analyzing intelligence for Central Command, regarding the breakdown of the insurgency within Iraq.

Baier started the segment by saying that, 'you know how everyone always talks about the foreign fighters streaming across the Syrian border into Iraq?' (paraphrased)

I jumped up from my seat and said, 'Wait a minute, it's Fox who is always telling us about foreign fighters streaming into Iraq from Syria.'

Turns out, the breakdown is much different than Fox would have led us to believe.

Brigadier General John Custer breaks it down like this:

95%, without a doubt (his words) Sunni Arab Iraqi's

5%, may be (his words) foreign fighters used by the Zarqawi network

General Custer continued on to say that money (my emphasis) is what is driving the insurgency, not ideology. General
Custer finished by saying, "Money drives everything, ideology does not feed the kids."

Comment: Fox is always the one beating the drum about foreign fighters streaming into Iraq from Syria. Now, when the truth comes out as to the actual breakdown of who the insurgents really are, can Fox continue the charade of 'foreign fighters' being the actual insurgents on their other shows? (O'Reilly, Hannity) We're watching.

I loved the general's last point - "Money drives everything, ideology does not feed the kids." Ideology has become President Bush's favorite new word, he uses it frequently. As do the Fox personalities, they always use the 'they hate our freedom' excuse. No they don't, they just want to feed the kids, the general says so.

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