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Dean vs. NYT
I get blasted for my occasional (okay, daily) venture into screaming at people. But the usually mellow Dean Esmay has had it with the New York Times, and it’s a beautiful thing to read.
Dean stopped reading too soon. Here is the entire list of NYT’s “complete” coverage of Iraq. Complete my Irish-white rear-end. Negative stories are in bold. (12 of 17)
**[Shiite Faction Ready to Shun Sunday's Election in Iraq](https://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/29/international/middleeast/29iraq.html)** By DEXTER FILKINS A radical cleric's refusal to endorse the election foreshadowed a less than overwhelming voter turnout in Iraq. • [A Dry Run in Basra](https://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/29/international/middleeast/29basra.html) | [Campaign Tactics](https://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/29/international/middleeast/29campaign.html) • **[Interactive: Iraq Election](pop_me_up2('/packages/khtml/2005/01/19/international/20050119_iraq_ELECTIONS_GRAPHIC.html','600_475','width=600, height=475,scrollbars=yes,toolbars=no,resizable=yes');) | [Complete Coverage](https://www.nytimes.com/iraq)**
Flashback to the 60’s: A Sinking Sensation of Parallels Between Iraq and Vietnam
By TODD S. PURDUM
Nearly two years after the American invasion of Iraq, comparisons to the conflict in Vietnam are bubbling to the fore.
Bush Says Iraqi Leaders Will Want U.S. Forces to Stay to Help
By ELISABETH BUMILLER, DAVID E. SANGER and RICHARD W. STEVENSON
President Bush said in an interview that he would withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq if the new government asked him to do so.
• Excerpts: In Bush’s Words