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NYT and Eastern Europe

Spotted at GlobalAffairs.org ...

Forum-meister Leon returned from a trip to his Eastern Europe homeland and related the following conversation in a thread titled News Agency Says Saddam Detained in Iraq ....

Interesting in the contrast of the news here and Eastern Europe.

Me sitting a table, drinking coffee and have NY Times on the table. Present are few teens and some grownups and everyone is excited that I will be translating something as "big" as NY Times from English to Russian.

After reading about three articles on the capture of Saddam, everyone felt disappointed:

Sergei: Hmph, I would feel that the Americans would be happy about this? Why is the paper so bland? I thought NY Times had good interesting writing.

Me: Well, they have to project some form of objectivity, what did you expect, nationalism being espoused?

Kostya: Well, yah, you spend billions of dollars over the course of operation, will probably spend many billions more, you went against the entire world, and lost so many soldiers. Why not be happy even in 'objective' paper?
Posted by LissaKay on 12/19/03 at 03:02 PM in Our World
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It's refreshing to hear how others perceive how reactions - they're dead on when it comes to how we're reacting to all of this. On the one hand, our great-grandchildren will still be paying this huge debt we've incurred because of this war, we've lost so many of our young and brave, and then on the other hand, we don't want to celebrate it because we don't want anyone to get "pissed off". I think your russian friends have it right - we already stuck our nose in it, and we did well, we might as well celebrate a little, dagnabit 😊
Posted by Misu on 12/20 at 11:51 AM
 
Hey, thanks for linking and speaking about this. 😊
Posted by Leon on 12/22 at 02:12 PM
 
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