Thursday, April 14, 2005

Boston Globe Cites Italian Papers Over NBC

The Dread Pundit Bluto is certain that the Boston Globe didn't do this merely to be able to headline a "clash" between Italy and the US over the investigation, rather than run NBC's conclusion, that the preliminary investigation report clears US soldiers. The beginning of the Globe's story:
Reports: Italy, U.S. clash over investigation into shooting of Italian agent in Iraq

ROME (AP) Reluctance by Italian investigators to accept the U.S. version of the killing of an Italian security agent by American troops in Iraq last month is holding up the conclusion of a joint inquiry into the shooting, Italian newspapers said Thursday.

NBC News, however, has said a preliminary report from the U.S.-Italian commission has been completed and clears the Americans of any wrongdoing in the killing of Nicola Calipari at a temporary checkpoint on the road to Baghdad airport while he brought an Italian hostage to freedom.
One wonders if these unidentified Italian papers are the same ones who prematurely reported the Pope's death.