Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Media Quiet on Iraq

It would seem that the LSM, namely the NYT, the alphabet TV news outlets and such have grown suddenly quite on Iraq. Of course the LSM explains that there is less interest in Iraq with all the national political goings on or it could be, according to them, that it is much “too dangerous” to have people in the area to report the terrible news and of course it is “very expensive” to continue carrying news from that area and “we are having to cut out budgets”.

Do you really buy into those “lame” excuses that they attempt to pass off as real reasons? If so then you have been afflicted with the “progressive mind set”, total devoid of reality.

The real reason is that WE are succeeding in Iraq and for the “progressives “ that is totally unacceptable since now they will have nothing to blame the ills of this country upon other than Bush and he won’t be around much longer. Of course that will not stop the progressive mind since they are still stuck in the year 2000 and blaming all the ills on an election that Al Gore could not win since he could not even carry his own home state of Tennessee.


The “surge” began a little over a year ago and by June all the troops were in country. Gen. David Petraeus had a new counterinsurgency strategy that put a premium on protecting Iraqi civilians and spreading US troops in a wider area to create areas of security. According to records there had been 1.600 sectarian killings in Iraq going into December. Within six months that number was cut in half. Before the surge Anbar province was under al Qaeda’s control but that also turned around. While the US had not been defeated militarily it seemed that they had been defeated politically both in Iraq and in the US and for those who have forgotten that is where wars are won or lost in the eyes of the LSM and politicians. The situation is still tenuous and a sudden withdrawal as called for by wannabe POTUS Sen. Obama would be a disaster not only for the US but for the people of Iraq and eventually the entire Middle East region.

However it seems that the LSM and the progressives have had some “great news” in the past week in which they could rejoice and once again see the eventually defeat of the US military and the retreat from Iraq. Well at least in their deluded mindset. Indeed al Qaeda and it’s terrorist groups have renewed the bombings which can bring about the largest number of casualties in one single blow. The LSM splashed it all over the news and headlines along with 4000 KILLED IN IRAQ SINCE ONSET OF WAR. While one casualty is a sad occurrence the numbers, less than 900 per year, do not even come close to the loses in Viet Nam in just a few weeks and months and certainly not even equal to one day in WW2 the LSM and the progressives attempt to make a mountain out of an ant hill, no , not even a mole hill but an ant hill.

The attacks will continue as election day moves closer for certainly the al Qaeda and it’s terrorist groups such as Hamas and Hezballoh certainly wish to see an Obama or a Hillary elected. They actually prefer Obama because of his lack of experience, lack of character and certainly lack of stomach to bring those who would tear down the country that has done so much for him to it’s knees. The terrorist know that the Democrats would withdraw and leave the Middle East for them to just walk in an open door and take over without any great resistance. Next step would be Europe where they already have made great inroads and have strongholds and groups ready to take over the governments in those countries as well. The Islamic radicals are once again beating the drums over the so called “irreverent” cartoons by the Danish cartoonist. In Australia, Islamic cleric Abu Bakar Bashir has returned to his hard line rhetoric calling for his followers to “beat up” Western tourist and for young Muslims to die as martyrs.

“In the sermon, organised by an Islamic youth organisation and delivered a few kilometres from the home village of convicted Bali bombers Amrozi and Mukhlas, Bashir likened tourists in Bali to "worms, snakes, maggots", and specifically referred to the immorality of Australian infidels.

The address was caught on video by an Australian university student.

"The youth movement here must aspire to a martyrdom death," said the cleric, who was convicted of conspiracy over the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people, including 88 Australians, but was later cleared and released from prison.

"The young must be first at the front line - don't hide at the back. You must be at the front, die as martyrs and all your sins will be forgiven. This is how to achieve forgiveness." You can read the rest of his outrageous sermon, which reminds one of Sen. Obama’s pastor, the Rev. Wright and his rants against the US here.


Why this man is walking free and preaching his hate once again can be laid at the feet of the “progressives “ and bleeding hearts in that part of the world. Yes , even Australia has their share of those folks. It seems that they are no different in Australia or others parts of the world than in the US. They seem to be in a continual state of denial and believe that if we play nice with these terrorist that they will join in at the table and sing Kumbuya and have tea and crumpets.

Look for more of these attacks as election day draws closer. Look for the LSM to blow it out of proportion and for the Democrats to attempt to make political hay out of it claiming another “100 years” of the same is in store if they are not elected. One thing to remember, the Democrats are not very good at keeping their word on such things as the war since they promised their followers that they would end the war if given the Congress in 2006. So far they have only postured, finger pointed, gone on vacation, and come up with resolutions and nothing more. Remember too for all of Obama’s claims of ending this war he has absolutely no plan, that from his former foreign advisors lips and his own words.

Talk is cheap and so far Hillary,Obama and the Democrats have offered nothing but talk. The LSM loves talk. The progressives love talk because that is what they are best doing, talking and no action. That does not work with the Islamic terror groups as has been proven time and time again.

1 comment:

Brenda Bowers said...

The Aussie's are going to let loose one of these days and then the Muslims are doomed. Granted they have a lot of bleeding hearts just like us but I don't believe they are quite as soft yet.

The Europeans, with the exception of the French, will wake up one day too. Just hope it isn't too late. One thing the authorities have going is they aren't as hindered by the strangling laws that we have that give criminals so much leeway. there was a need for the ACLU and that is why it was formed but then like all groups they serve their purpose and then have to go looking for reasons to continue to exist.

I haven't felt so hot the last couple months (allergies) so am having to catch up on my friends posts. BB :0)