Accuracy in Media

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2008 — Accuracy in Media editor Cliff Kincaid, in a new
column, is urging President Bush to deploy U.S. forces to protect Iraqi
Christians from increased violence as Easter approaches.  He also calls on both liberal and
conservative media to put people above partisan politics, and cover the plight
of Christians in Iraq during Holy Week.

“There
were nearly a million Christians in Iraq before the war and about half of them
have left the country,” notes Kincaid. “Dozens of Christian churches have been
attacked, bombed or destroyed and some Christian children have reportedly been
crucified by Islamic terrorists. The Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Mosul,
Paulos Faraj Rahho, was recently kidnapped and murdered.”

The
column pleads with Bush: “Please, Mr. President, do something immediately
before more Iraqi Christians are targeted on Good Friday and Easter for
practicing their faith. Order our troops into the field in order to protect
Christian churches and believers before more lives are lost.”

Kincaid
says that Bush should immediately pick up the phone and tell David Petraeus,
Commanding General of the Multi-National Forces in Iraq, to use the “surge” of
U.S. forces to defend the Christians left in that war-torn country.

Kincaid
asked, “Does Bush want to go down in history as the U.S. President who launched
a war that resulted in the destruction of the Christian community in Iraq?”

His
column, “U.S. Troops Should Protect Iraqi Christians,” is available on AIM’s
website at http://www.aim.org/aim-column/us-troops-should-protect-iraqi-christians

Accuracy in Media is a citizens’ media watchdog
organization whose mission is to promote fairness, balance, and accuracy in
news reporting.  Founded in 1969, AIM is
the oldest non-profit press watchdog group in America.  For more information, please visit www.aim.org.

To
arrange an interview with AIM editor Cliff Kincaid, contact Sarah Schaerr
Norton at (202) 364-4401 ext. 107 or (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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