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Submitted by ken yetzer (United States), Apr 3, 2003 at 03:03

Arnett should have not only been fired, he should be indicted for treason. Either this guy is brain dead or he defected to Iraq and now works for Iraqi television.
One important aspect of war (especially this war) is not only the action which takes place on the battlefield, but also the propaganda which may help determine wheather a combatant decides to keep fighting or lay down his arms and give up. If his ignorant comments (given directly to an Iraqi official) possibly cause a single enemy combatant to keep fighting (who might otherwise have come to his senses and quit) and eventually kill one of our soldiers, this is giving aid to the enemy and by definition is "treason".
In addition, one of those comments had to do with the number of Iraqi civilian casualties affecting the American public view of the war. I guess this guy had no idea that the Iraqi regime was ready and willing to sacrifice the lives of these people (by using them as human shields, and or outright killing some of them and blaming it on the americans).

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