Archive for June, 2006

Now for something completely different….

Monday, June 19th, 2006

Believe it or not, events occur in Iraq in which no one dies.  The growth of entrepreneurship since the fall of the Ba’ath Party has been accompanied by an proliferation of Iraqi business websites.  Some of these are in English as well as Arabic.

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Iraqi Security Forces: Declining Death Rate

Friday, June 16th, 2006

The Daily Dispatch has covered, in some detail, the decline in coalition casualties, both deaths and wounds, since 2004.  This trend represented, in part, strategic changes by both the coalition and the insurgents.  President Bush announced that the U.S. would “stand down” as the Iraqi democracy “stood up.”  And as the emphasis of U.S. policy shifted from protecting elections to training the institutions that could protect their results, insurgent strategy changed accordingly.

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Iraqi Bloggers vs Arab MSM: Zarqawi’s Death

Friday, June 16th, 2006

The death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was heralded far differently among Iraqis, who knew him well, than in the rest of the Arab world.

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Unintentionally Funny

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

From the Washington Post

Headline:

Family of Guantanamo Detainee Doubts He Took His Own Life

From the story:

“He had memorized the Koran by heart. He was a strong believer. How could he take his own life and spend eternity in hell?” asked his sister Sohayla, alluding to Islam’s punishment for suicide.

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Hadji Girl

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

CAIR, media, miss the message of the so-called “insensitive” and “Inappropriate” song purportedly sung by a Marine at talent show in Iraq.

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AP Shows Their True Colors

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

Associated Press writer Kim Gamel shows her true colors, and the views of the legacy media in this story about the bombing of Iraq’s #1 terrorist–Zarqawi.

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A Cover-up at TIME Magazine

Monday, June 12th, 2006

TIME, which first broke the Haditha allegations, is now going back and retracting parts of its story.

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What is the Sound of one AK firing?

Friday, June 9th, 2006

NBC’s Richard Engle makes much of a fisherman who goes about his business despite gunfire “100 yards away.”

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Whatever Happened too????

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

Those insurgent Generals who were calling for Rumsfeld’s resignation?

At the time, they were the media darlings, but now where are they?

Nowhere.  Anyone who follows the media should have known it was going to end up like this.

And we would like to toot our own horns a bit by pointing out we saw their decline coming while the media was still blathering.

Zarqawi’s Toll

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006

“They were orphaned overnight two years ago when gunmen broke into their home and executed their parents,” reported NBC’s man in Baghdad, Richard Engel.

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