Tuesday, November 08, 2005

An MSM Takedown

Stephen Green again proves that he is one of the most thoughtful and articulate writers in the blogosphere with this piece on the MSM and the Iraq war.

Here is the part that gets your blood pumping:

"It's fair to ask if the Iraq Campaign was a necessary component to the Terror War. It isn't fair to compare Iraq to Vietnam, when the two wars have nothing, zero, nada in common. It's fair to ask if our soldier are dying in vain, or because of stupid policy, or because of inferior equipment. It's not fair to run headlines like 'Battle Deaths Continue to Mount.' No shit, Sherlock? A real story would be, 'Battle Deaths Decline as Fallen Soldiers Miraculously Resurrected.' It's fair to question Bush's policies. It's not fair to act as a conduit for enemy propaganda. It's fair to ask if Iraq is draining resources from our efforts in Afghanistan. It's not fair to complain that Afghanistan isn't perfect yet. It's fair to complain about indecencies at Abu Ghraib. It's not fair to virtually ignore atrocities committed by the other side everywhere else in Iraq."

From there it gets better.

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