Question: If success in Iraq isn’t reported, does that mean it’s not news?
Last month saw the trickle of positive news from Iraq turn into a flood. Our troops, our allies, and the people of Iraq are winning the war against fanatical jihadists murderers. By any measure. But curiously, the American media, the same media that gave 24/7 coverage of Abu Ghraib, Haditha, and the “quagmire” in Iraq, has suddenly gone silent.
Here’s a sampling of the astonishing good news out of Iraq in just this last week. News our American media either overlooked or relegated to a couple paragraphs—sandwiched between winter holiday advertisements and the exciting news of how presidential Hillary is looking:
Senator Lindsey Graham, just back from a Thanksgiving trip to Iraq, said the recent surge of U.S. troops is so successful, it’s “history in the making.”
Nearly 6,000 Sunni Arab residents joined a security pact with American forces last Wednesday, in what U.S. officers described as a critical step in plugging the remaining escape routes for terrorists. That’s 6,000 Sunnis now working with us instead of against us. Very good news.
Neighborhood Christians and Muslims attended a mass to celebrate the reopening of Saint John’s Church in Baghdad on November 15th. Imagine that. Christians and Muslims celebrating together. In Baghdad. Awesome.
A Rasmussen poll showed confidence in the war on terror increasing for the fourth straight month. It’s now near the highest level of President Bush’s second term in office
The number of civilians killed in violence in Iraq fell in November to the lowest level in nearly two years. U.S. combat deaths in Iraq fell in November to the lowest level since March 2006, continuing the downward trend following the surge earlier this year. It appears the “surge” is working.
The best news of all last week, (as reported by The London Telegraph), but curiously absent from American media, was the astonishing announcement by Lieutenant General Douglas Lute that the American and Iraqi governments will start talks early next year to bring about an end to the allied occupation by the close of Bush’s presidency.
Headline news, all. The tide has turned and the mission is well on its way to being accomplished. Despite an all out effort by media elites to sabotage any successes and highlight only the failures. Despite a concerted effort by Democrats, who have indulged their egos and quest for power instead of protecting America—who have campaigned for failure from the very start. Who continue to indulge and cater to their constituents on the far left who have put their hatred of Bush ahead of any other considerations. Despite the furious anti-war left, whose worldviews are invalidated by America’s success in Iraq.
Meanwhile, Democrats in Congress continue to work furiously to deny, delay, and hold hostage critical funding for our troops. President Bush called on them to approve money to fund the Iraq war before leaving for the Christmas holidays, something congressional Democrats have already indicated they will not do. They’ll show Bush he can’t get away with winning, by God.
The media reluctance to report success in Iraq is media malfeasance. The inescapable conclusion is the “mainstream media” is invested in and rooting for American defeat. For shame.
The democrat leadership’s continuing obstruction and complete denial of increasingly possible American success is something else. What would you call a political party who’s every effort is to sabotage, obstruct and demolish any and all success in the war on terror? I’d call it a party totally invested in American defeat. I’d call it a party that has no qualms about putting their own political agenda ahead of the good of our country. I’d call it the Democrat Party. I’d also call it treasonous.