Archive for July, 2006
It is difficult to editorialize on something as vacuous as Democratic Party foreign policy. Last week, the Democratic “opposition” made the following contributions to the War on Terror:
The Legacy Media has gone back to the well a few too many times for Congressman Murtha to be taken very seriously anymore.
CBS cited Murtha’s remarks about unit readiness.
There is one problem with Murtha’s comments–other than that the readiness report is mostly a classified document–the report does not reflect reality.
NBC’s Richard Engel describes the resctrictions placed on the media by Hezbollah’s press officer.
British troops have garrisoned the province of Basra since the end of major combat in Operation Iraqi Freedom. This southern Shi’ite province, the second most populous in the country, bore heavy oppression, in livelihood and in blood, under the Ba’athist regime. It has been relatively stable since the fall of Saddam. But one hundred and fourteen British troops have died during Operation Iraqi Freedom, most of them victims of sporadic terror attacks.
With all the goings on in Israel, Lebanon and Gaza, CBS found time to report on the latest developments from Iraq.
American viewers of network news, and Arabic viewers of al Jazeera TV, generally regard Operation Iraqi Freedom as a failure for various reasons: Iraqis are too sectarian to form a nation; or they reject democracy as an ahistorical imposition; and or the average Iraqi lives a life of fear due to the deterioration of security since Saddam’s fall.
I’ll be the first one to make this bit of speculation…how much of the Shia on Sunni killing or vice-versa is actually related to sect?
In this NBC report, as in others, nearly all the violence is reported to be sectarian.
As the world watches Israel deal with Hamas and Hezbolla, the Coalition and Iraqi Forces continue their work in Iraq: