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The Washington Posters have figured out how to report the American military sucesses in Iraq they've ignored over the past year - label them as failures!
BAGHDAD, Feb. 14 -- Intensified military raids in Iraq over the past few months have significantly battered the ranks of mid-level insurgents but have scored few gains against the 30 or so most wanted rebels, according to senior U.S. military officers here.
The headline reads "Top Iraq Rebels Elude Intensified U.S. Raids"
The "insurgency" is led by cowards. They fled Fallujah, leaving hundreds behind to die for their cause. If that's "elusive" by WaPo standards then they are "elusive" indeed.
Our victory in Fallujah has had enormous consequences, first of all because the information we gathered there has made it possible to capture or kill considerable numbers of terrorists and their leaders. It also sent a chill through the spinal column of the terror network, because it exposed the lie at the heart of their global recruitment campaign.
You need no more than the first line of the WaPo piece - quagmire, long way to go, struggling, desperation, - can we still call that "news"? Reading Roger and Michael you see the difference between forward looking, real news and same old song and dance.
Old media culture is a stew of failure and despair; we can hope they'll change the diet, but even in the age of the internet their menu is seemingly carved in stone.
Yeah, I guess the French were pretty "elusive" in WW II.Posted by TallDave at February 16, 2005 03:23 AM
The insurgent leaders are like the democratic party leaders. They are not stupid, they think that their followers are stupid.Posted by JoeS at February 16, 2005 04:56 AM
If you think that article makes your blood boil don't read their other Iraqi lead story about the terrorist dieing th "brave, heroic, martyr's death in Fallujah in December. It was on the front page of the section and on the facing page on the inside.Posted by james at February 16, 2005 05:33 AM Hide Comments | Show/Add Comments in Popup Window(3) | (Note: You must refresh main page to view newly posted comments here)