Iraq War: COVERAGE: Straw Attacks Media for 'Rush'
Byline: Jonathan Walker
Coalition forces will face 'fierce resistance' from troops loyal to Saddam Hussein as the Iraqi regime nears its end, Jack Straw warned yesterday.
But Saddam would remain a 'scar on the conscience of the world', the Foreign Secretary said.
He praised the coverage of the war provided by regional newspapers including The Birmingham Post, describing them as a 'pillar of British democracy'.
But he also suggested some sections of the national media had sacrificed the need for accuracy in the rush to get stories out.
Mr Straw called for the United Nations to play a central role in forming the new government in Iraq. …
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Publication information: Article title: Iraq War: COVERAGE: Straw Attacks Media for 'Rush'. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Birmingham Post (England). Publication date: April 2, 2003. Page number: 3. © 2009 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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