Thursday, July 19, 2007

Daily Reality Check brought to you by Amy Goodman, and Democracy Now!

* Despite Reports Showing Nearly Half of Foreign Militants in Iraq Are
Saudi, White House and Lawmakers Keeping Sights on Iran *

The Los Angeles Times is reporting nearly half of all foreign militants
targeting U.S. troops in Iraq have come from Saudi Arabia one of
Washington's closest allies in the Middle East. U.S. officials have so far
refused to publicly criticize Saudi Arabia's role in Iraq, focusing instead
on Iran.

* Sami Al-Haj and Bilal Hussein: Their Names Mostly Unknown in U.S., Jailed
Journalists Have Spent Combined Six Years in U.S. Military Prisons Without
Charge *

We take an in-depth look at the case of two reporters whose imprisonment by
U.S. forces has gone largely ignored in the corporate media. Al Jazeera
cameraman Sami al-Haj has been jailed without charge at Guantanamo for the
past five-and-a-half years. Associated Press photographer Bilal Hussein has
spent more than a year in a U.S. military prison in Iraq, also without
charge. U.S. officials haven't made public any evidence of wrongdoing

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