Monday, January 22, 2007

Boundless Self-Absorbtion of the American Media

Today was the third deadliest day in the Iraq war. Thus spake the AP, the Washington Post and their allies in the MSM Echo-Chamber. Did these casualities arise from deadly insurgent attacks? Failure of military intelligence? Faulty strategy or tactics?
No, my friends, the 19 deaths in this "third deadliest day of the Iraq war" resulted from a helicopter crash. Read all about it at MilBlogs, here.
I call this American self-absorption for this reason: a handful of American deaths are supposed to count for more than hundreds of Iraqis that Saddam killed on a regular basis during his reign of terror. These few deaths are evidence that we are losing, or that the cause is too hard, or that we don't know what we are doing. But at the same time, the enemy is losing more men, and suffering more confusion than we are. Most of Iraq is pacified and stable. Kurdistan is prospering, thanks to American efforts.
Thank you to the families of the dead and wounded American soldiers in Iraq. Some of us appreciate the value of your sacrifice, and are not ready to throw in the towel because of a helicopter crash.

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