"Bush’s Domestic Policy Chief Wished Upon Iraq Journalists a ‘Very Loud Explosion Very Nearby’"
Karl Zinsmeister, Bush’s new domestic policy adviser, 3/28/03:
Alas, many of the journalists observable in this war theater are bursting with knee-jerk suspicions and antagonisms for the warriors all around them. A significant number are whiny and appallingly soft. [...] I almost wished there would be a very loud explosion very nearby just to shut up their rattling.
With the deaths of two CBS television crew members from a car bomb in Baghdad, the number of journalists who have died in hostile incidents in Iraq has risen to 71 – the same number killed or presumed dead during the Vietnam War.