In the third paragrah of an AP report on increasing violence in Iraq:
In southeastern Iraq, 11 detainees angry over their treatment by U.S. captors broke out of Camp Bucca, the military’s largest detention center in the nation by climbing through a hole in the fence.
I wonder how the reporter, Alexandra Zavis, knew that the detainees were angry over their treatment at U.S. hands? If she interviewed them, she didn’t report it. Perhaps they did escape because they were being mistreated, but if the reporter doesn’t know, it shouldn’t be stated as fact. After all, they may have just been homesick.
CORRECTION: Ooops, as my fearless critic has pointed out, the reporter actually did interview a detainee. Incredibly poor mistake, on my part. My apologies to Ms. Zavis.