|Name: Peter Arnett||Find on Amazon India: Link|
|Nationality: New Zealander||Find on Amazon: Link|
I’d like to say from the beginning that the 12 years I’ve been coming here, I’ve met unfailing courtesy and cooperation, courtesy from your people and cooperation from the Ministry of Information.
I am still in shock and awe at being fired.
The first war plan has failed because of Iraqi resistance. Now they are trying to write another war plan. Clearly, the American war planners misjudged the determination of the Iraqi forces.
Right-wing media and politicians are looking for any opportunity to be critical of the reporters who are here. Some reporters make judgments, but that is not my style. I present both sides and report what I see with my own eyes.
Our reports about civilian casualties here, about the resistance of the Iraqi forces, are going back to the United States. It helps those who oppose the war when you challenge the policy to develop their arguments.
President Bush says he is concerned about the Iraqi people, but if Iraqi people are dying in numbers, then American policy will be challenged very strongly.