Monday, December 18, 2006

Oliver North goes to Iraq and gets people killed

Just great, Oliver North goes to Iraq, where things really are only as dangerous as Washington D. C.*, and gets one of his escorts killed. You know the drill. The liberal media is why we are losing this war.

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003523039

* You may wonder about this reference to Washington D. C. When statistics started coming out about civilian deaths in Iraq, Republicans tried to down-play them by telling the media that the homicide statistics in various U. S. cities were just as bad. Here is an example of that strategy:
http://thinkprogress.org/2006/06/13/king-dc-safer/

They used horribly bad statistical comparisons to make their point and the comparisons were quickly corrected by various legitimate organizations. Fox etc. , however, never retracted the reports and they still stick in the minds of some.

2 comments:

The Ripper said...

Great post, thanks. Don't know if you've seen these three short videos from Iraq yet or not, but both show the US Military engaging in some very dubious actions. I have them up on my site at www.minor-ripper.blogspot.com

Andrew said...

Thanks, I did see the video on your site, but could not watch it. This is exactly the sort of behavior that just infuriates me. We are better than this. If I was a commander in Iraq I would go medieval on this sort of behavior by our troops. I file this under “what were they thinking?” It reminds me of our troops standing buy while the Iraqi’s looted after the overthrow of Saddam.