War Stories

Friday, July 20, 2007


As a media liaison for the Marines during the early days of the Iraq War, Josh Rushing was stuck between his military superiors and reporters at Al Jazeera. Four years later, Rushing is a reporter for that very network. In his new book, he writes about his unusual career path from marine to war correspondent.

Comments [3]

Julia from Queens, NY

What an extraordinary experience, and an extraordinary man! Lt. Rushing exemplifies the values that so many mainstream journalists sadly abandoned during those early stages of the war. His perspective on the media coverage of the war is truly unique -- the media and the public both have a lot to learn from him. Any chance of landing him as a special Iraq correspondent for OTM?

Jul. 26 2007 12:06 PM
David Gerritsen from Portland, Oregon

It seems that every day we are further patronized by the intellectual dishonesty of our nation's military and political leaders. In this light, Mr. Rushing's candor is bordering on miraculous. His story was very moving. With deep respect I applaud his effort to follow the Marines' directive to "do the right thing." With a fresh sense of hope I offer him my gratitude.

Jul. 25 2007 12:46 AM
Anne Bradley from New Haven, CT


Unfortunately I missed some of the segments in this particular interview and I was wondering if a transcript will be available.

As an all-time admirer of Colin Powell - who he actually is, rather than opinions formed based on some broken associations, I can only say it is my opinion, what he says goes. I am grateful Mr. Rushing brought him up.

Thank you,

Anne Bradley

Jul. 21 2007 03:40 PM

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