Thursday, September 18, 2008

Iraq disappears from the news

If you look inside the various polls, the American people's view of the War in Iraq has improved along with the conditions within the country. The Democratic Party's talking points about how the Surge was supposed to give "breathing space" for political reconcilation (and it failed) are no longer valid. There has been an opportunity for the Iraqi politics to take over. And it has. There have been numerous political agreements between various factions, between the Americans and the Iraqis and so on.

In short, the Surge has worked. Whether it was luck, a combination of extraneous factors, or great planning, Iraq is going better.

So what is the political implication?

Of course, the liberal media moves on to "the financial crisis" and now Iraq is downgraded in importance. That is until something bad happens.

The media is really helping Obama by the stories they choose to highlight.

Even though I agree with their candidate choice, the MSM is wrong to do this.

If Iraq was important enough to dominate our Political Primary process then when the Bush team gets it right, it should dominate the news now.

I would contend that getting Iraq going better after its' been messed up for years doesn't deserve unqualified praise, but it does deserve notice. We still have the same amount of assets and money at stake. We still have our reputation on the line.

Obama should be intellectually honest and offer a roadmap as to where he thinks he has been right/wrong in the past and what he wants to do in the future. Ditto McCain.

The lesson you should learn here is that the news is often in what is not covered.

Craig Farmer
making the word "liberal" safe again!

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