Peter Arnett Offers Support to Saddam's Dictatorship

RichNoyes | March 31, 2003
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Just days before Saddam Hussein was toppled from power in 2003, NBC/MSNBC/National Geographic reporter Peter Arnett popped up on Iraqi state TV to provide a propaganda boost for the dying dictatorship.

Arnett boasted about how his reports about Iraqi civilian casualties were helping anti-war protesters in America, and he suggested the U.S. military was reeling: "Clearly, the American war planners misjudged the determination of the Iraqi forces."

After the interview aired, Arnett was fired by NBC.

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