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Sunday, April 09, 2006

"Do the Media Get Iraq Right? Military husband and wife suggest the coverage of Iraq is too negative"


"I ask you this from the bottom of my heart", Mr President

( i hope the above link through to the video works. im rubbish with links)

c/o No Pasaran

I know ive posted this before but never mind...




Michael Yon's photo:

"I shot that photo on a day when a suicide or homicide car bomber ran into one of our Stryker vehicles, injured a couple of our soldiers, and, unfortunately, there were a lot of children who had crowded around to wave at our people. And the attackers had every opportunity to just wait a couple of blocks and attack our guys later, without the children being around, but instead chose to attack straight through the children. And Major Bieger, who is in the photo, found the little girl --her name is Farah -- and decided he wanted to get her to the hospital as quickly as possible. And so he picked her up, wrapped her in a blanket, and loaded her into one of our vehicles and started to take her to the hospital as fast as possible. And unfortunately, little Farah died en route. We went back to that neighborhood the next day, and the people there actually welcomed us with open arms. They welcomed us into their homes".

11 Comments:

At Sunday, 09 April, 2006, Anonymous alison said...

YuSSSS. The link works. But only after i buggered it up the first time round. & Im trolling my own posts now 2!

 
At Sunday, 09 April, 2006, Blogger Rastaman said...

It's Macromedia Flash Player. I won't download it because too many applications can use it as spyware... but I'm probably in the minority who feel that way.

A lot of American soldiers have tried to help the Iraqis, and the regular people there appreciate it. Everyone responds to kindness. If we could just get rid of all the mullas....

Heads up, BTW, looks like Bushy Boy is planning on dropping a few tactical nuke bunker busters on Iran. Keep an eye out.....

 
At Sunday, 09 April, 2006, Anonymous alison said...

OK but i guess my point here is that if it goes further than nuke bunker busters, then sadly i doubt the american public as the stomach for another fight. Not after the msm skewed and subverted Iraq.

 
At Sunday, 09 April, 2006, Blogger Rastaman said...

Actually, the majority wouldn't mind it if we bombed Iran. We haven't forgotten how they sacked our embassy and held our people there hostage for over a year. We know well that Iran is a threat. It's just the Iraq war we're getting burnt out on, simply because we see no progress. If that so-called government would form up and fly right it would make a huge difference. The war in Afghanistan still goes on and no one is complaining, tho that will start soon, I think, now that our public is waking up to the reality that because Islam still rules there, there can never be a democracy. Hell, that's why we went there, to set them free of the Taliban so they could have the democracy they said they wanted. At least Afghanistan is providing another wake up call to the ugliness of Islam. It could be worse.

 
At Sunday, 09 April, 2006, Blogger ed thomas said...

Yes it worked for me too.

I think it just shows that the whole 'Iraw war' tag which we've been forced to use has been a misnomer. There is no war there: there peace with interruptions; guerrilla activity. The loss of life is very dispiriting, and the lack of progress the same, but a large part of the trouble is the refusal to be bold because we fabricate failure rather than capitalising on the strengths we know we possess.

It was the BBC and others who wanted to maintain the idea of a 'war' so they could continue the argument they lost over Hutton. It's been the Greg Dyke memorial war.

 
At Sunday, 09 April, 2006, Anonymous alison said...

Yes i think youre right. Fabricating failure is pure poison. And coupled with al-Beebs desire to bolster multi culturalism is an altogether too dangerous mix.

 
At Sunday, 09 April, 2006, Blogger jonz said...

Like Steyn says, this negativity of our civilisation just communicates weakness.

 
At Sunday, 09 April, 2006, Anonymous alison said...

And in Galloways case fattens your bank account.

 
At Monday, 10 April, 2006, Blogger krip said...

The media will not broadcast the good coming out of Iraq. That is not news to them. They need to shock us in to a condition of pure numbness to what is going on over there.
Thankfully, because of the internet, we are able to discover the TRUE story of the good that is indeed going on in that ravaged country.
In my opinion, the true enemy is the media. They have no scruples about fanning the flames of doubt and fear in all of us and manipulating stories and events to maintain 'good copy'.
I am often ashamed to be associated with the 'western world' as I witness the deviousness of some of our press.

 
At Monday, 10 April, 2006, Anonymous alison said...

The media practically rubbed their hands in glee over civil war prospects in Iraq. Simpson(pbuh) is still banging on over at the BBC website today. Barking and dangerous the lot.

 
At Tuesday, 11 April, 2006, Blogger krip said...

I bet they are drooling over the forthcoming Iran 'dispute'.

 

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