I think the most telling thought about the entire affair is right here:
I tell them to bring those nice cameras to Iraq and snap away; if they don’t photograph this war, practically nobody else will.
What does that tell you about our wonderful media? There's lots of people out there who want to blame our government for the current state of world affairs. I blame the media because they have failed us more than anything else I can think of; and continue to fail us to this day.