Hey, I guess I didn’t get the memo, but apparently we’re losing.
I heard it on CNN too, where Ted Kennedy and other “honored” members of Congress were grilling Rumsfeld and CJTF-7 commander General Casey about our “failed” war in Iraq. So, that’s it – nice work on the part of Zarqawi and al-Sadr and the rest of the civilian-killing dirtbags who opposed liberty and democracy in this country. You win!
Hearing things like this make me paralyzed with despair and disbelief. All of our sacrifices, all of our hard work, all of the money spent – all willing to be discarded for political reasons by alcoholic woman-killers in Washington. This is our war to lose, and war opponents (I’m hesitant to use the term “liberal” because it just doesn’t seem to fit the bill) are doing their best to lose it in the only way possible: on the battlefield of the media and public opinion.
The national and international news media (especially services like the AP and Reuters) seem all too happy to assist in this defeat, having become all but full-time anti-war, anti-Bush propaganda mouthpieces, printing blatantly biased material as “news” pieces. It’s not hard to simply report facts, and let people draw their own conclusions; our enlightened purveyors of truth in the media, however, would rather tell us hapless sheep what we should think about the events they report. Thus, a suicide car bombing in Baghdad didn’t just kill X people at Y time of day; rather, it “underscores the fragile security situation/shows signs of increasing sectarian violence/is another killing in a relentless onslaught that has killed X since the elections/shows Chimpy McBushitler is a moron and we should’ve sent the Coast Guard in there too.”
I’ve written about this before and I’m just sick of it. If I wanted to fisk every biased article I read in the Stars & Stripes (courtesy of the AP) or on the web, my task would literally never end.
I’ll let the WSJ OpinionJournal give a more eloquent and less pissed-off perspective on the situation.