Question: If success in Iraq isn't reported, does that mean it's not news?
Last month saw the trickle of positive news from Iraq turn into a flood. Our troops,
our allies and the people of Iraq are winning the war against fanatical jihadists
murderers. By any measure. But curiously, the American media, the same media that
gave 24/7 coverage of Abu Ghraib, Haditha, and the "quagmire" in Iraq, has suddenly
Here's a sampling of the astonishing good news out of Iraq in just this last week.
News our American media either overlooked or relegated to a couple paragraphs -
sandwiched between winter holiday advertisements and the exciting news of how presidential
Hillary is looking:
Sen. Lindsey Graham, just back from a Thanksgiving trip to Iraq, said the recent
surge of U.S. troops is so successful, it's "history in the making."
Nearly 6,000 Sunni Arab residents joined a security pact with American forces last
Wednesday, in what U.S. officers described as a critical step in plugging the remaining
escape routes for terrorists. That's 6,000 Sunnis now working with us instead of
against us. Very good news.
Neighborhood Christians and Muslims attended a mass to celebrate the reopening of
St. John's Church in Baghdad on November 15. Imagine that. Christians and Muslims
celebrating together. In Baghdad. Awesome.
A Rasmussen poll showed confidence in the war on terror increasing for the fourth
straight month. It's now near the highest level of President Bush's second term
The number of civilians killed in violence in Iraq fell in November to the lowest
level in nearly two years.
U.S. combat deaths in Iraq fell in November to the lowest level since March 2006,
continuing the downward trend following the surge earlier this year. It appears
the "surge" is working.
The best news of all last week, (as reported by The London Telegraph) but curiously
absent from American media, was the astonishing announcement by Lieutenant General
Douglas Lute that the American and Iraqi governments will start talks early next
year to bring about an end to the allied occupation by the close of Bush's presidency.
Headline news, all. The tide has turned and the mission is well on its way to being
accomplished. Despite an all out effort by media elites to sabotage any successes
and highlight only the failures. Despite a concerted effort by Democrats, who have
indulged their egos and quest for power instead of protecting America - who have
campaigned for failure from the very start. Who continue to indulge and cater to
their constituents on the far left who have put their hatred of Bush ahead of any
other considerations. Despite the furious anti-war left, whose worldviews are invalidated
by America's success in Iraq.
Meanwhile, Democrats in Congress continue to work furiously to deny, delay and hold
hostage critical funding for our troops. President Bush called on them to approve
money to fund the Iraq war before leaving for the Christmas holidays, something
congressional Democrats have already indicated they will not do. They'll show Bush
he can't get away with winning, by God.
The media reluctance to report success in Iraq is media malfeasance. The inescapable
conclusion is the "mainstream media" is invested in and rooting for American defeat.
The democrat leadership's continuing obstruction and complete denial of increasingly
possible American success is something else. What would you call a political party
who's every effort is to sabotage, obstruct and demolish any and all success in
the war on terror? I'd call it a party totally invested in American defeat. I'd
call it a party that has no qualms about putting their own political agenda ahead
of the good of our country. I'd call it the Democrat Party. I'd also call it treasonous.
She lives in South Carolina.
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