Middle East studies in the News
Professor Kumar's Claims on Iraq Challenged by a Vet [on Deepa Kumar]
by Gary Fouse
When a university professor named Deepa Kumar at Rutgers quotes a claim by implication that the US has killed 1.3 million people in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, you would expect that she can back it up with credible evidence. Below, The College Fix has a report from an Iraq war veteran who questions Ms Kumar's claim.
The first question I would ask this vaunted professor of journalism is how many of that 1.3 million people have been killed by our enemies as they lop off heads and conduct mass executions of civilians-not to mention the suicide bombs in market places and mosques. We didn't do that. In addition, I would ask how many of the killed were enemy combatants killed by US troops. Yet the report in Democracy Now, which was quoted by Kumar cleverly implies that the deaths are at the hands of the US. It refers to the US bombing of Tikrit and "body counts". It is all very cleverly worded to give the casual reader the impression that the US has massacred 1.3 million people mostly civilians. ISIS is mentioned almost in passing as some kind of creation of our policy in Iraq.
And this is what is quoted by a Rutgers University journalism professor. It is almost laughable were it not so outrageous.Note: Articles listed under "Middle East studies in the News" provide information on current developments concerning Middle East studies on North American campuses. These reports do not necessarily reflect the views of Campus Watch and do not necessarily correspond to Campus Watch's critique.
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