Back From Iraq, Williams Reflects

By Brian 

“Brian Williams, Anchoring and Hunkering in Iraq” is Howard Kurtz‘s headline in Monday’s WP.

Williams says he left his safety “up to the hands of the gods or the 3rd Infantry Division.” Indeed, “Williams spent most of his time with U.S. military forces,” Kurtz writes.

More: “Reporting in Iraq is a series of risk-benefit assessments. The day after 118 Iraqi pilgrims were killed in a series of coordinated attacks, Williams canceled a planned visit to an open-air Shiite market, based on advice from his team, which included a retired general. He passed up other outings as well for safety reasons…”