You may recall Peter Arnett's balcony dispatches from Baghdad during the Gulf War. Many questioned his loyalties then. Intervening years have not been kind to Arnett. Perhaps desperately trying to rekindle the buzz he once enjoyed, he fronted a preposterous "documentary" that accused US special Forces of using nerve gas to kill their own countrymen held as POW's in Vietnam. The defamatory story was exposed as false and Arnett was finished in the news business. Until now. Somehow he finagled a deal with Nationa Geographic to produce a documentary from Baghdad. He was also piucked up by NBC and MSNBC as a special correspondent or some such title. Last night he was revealed by FOX to have gone on Iraqi state TV for an "interview" that was little more than a pep rally for Saddam and his fedayeen. In breif, Arnett rpaised the resistance of the Iraqi's, and claimed it had undermined war sentiment here. He claimed the US's plan had been defeated and they were desperately trying to rewrite it. Soime of what he said was not that different from what is being reported here, but it was clear from the interview that he intended it to be supportive of the Iraqis. The interview ignited a firestorm of criticism, no doubt egged on by Fox. Thsi morning NBC issued a statement distancing itself from Arnett and saying he had been canned. Does anyone doubt things have changed in a major way? NBC would never have done this in the past. Most likely they would have attacked Arnett's critics as trying to censor him. Thank you Fox News for bringing this traitor to account. What are you doing in bed with him National Geographic?????