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CBS Crew Members Die in Baghdad Attack

Posted on May 29, 2006
CBS journalists in deadly attack

James Brolan, Kimberly Dozier and Paul Douglas

Two members of a CBS News team were killed and a correspondent was critically wounded when the unit in which they were embedded was attacked.


Two members of a CBS News team, veteran cameraman Paul Douglas, 48, and soundman James Brolan, 42, were killed and correspondent Kimberly Dozier, 39, was seriously injured Monday when the U.S. Army unit in which they were embedded was attacked.

They were on a patrol with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, when their convoy was attacked. They were reporting a “routine” story, covering American troops for Memorial Day. The trio was only planning to be out for a few hours, in order to get back to the CBS Baghdad bureau in time to edit their piece

Following what the U.S. military is calling a “curious incident” in the Karada neighborhood of Baghdad, Dozier, Douglas and Brolan got out of their armored vehicle. That’s when a nearby car packed with explosives detonated. Douglas and Brolan died at the scene.


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By Jean Luc, May 29, 2006 at 11:30 am Link to this comment
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Forgive me for stating the obvious:  Things were SAFER in Iraq under Saddam.  Not even the Hollywood slick vilanization of Saddam can obviscate the reality that Dan Rather was able to get in and out of Iraq to interview Saddam without incident.

Contrast that to current day Iraq, and it becomes painfully obvious something has gone wrong, VERY wrong.

Just over a year ago, I saw a photo in the Washington Post, depicting, hooded Iraqi men (the good guys) standing watch over several hand-cuffed non-hooded (the bad guys) Iraqis.

When the GOOD GUYS have to wear HOODS to conceal their identity, we have MAJOR problem(s).

If Saddam were cut-loose, he’d be voted back into power in a heart-beat!  ...and could you really blame the Iraqis for doing so?

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