Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Myths of Iraq

RealClearPolitics reported During a recent visit to Baghdad, I saw an enormous failure. On the part of our media. The reality in the streets, day after day, bore little resemblance to the sensational claims of civil war and disaster in the headlines.

The MSM would rather lie to the American Public than to do their job as journalism because they hate Bush so much.
No one with first-hand experience of Iraq would claim the country's in rosy condition, but the situation on the ground is considerably more promising than the American public has been led to believe. Lurid exaggerations and instant myths obscure real, if difficult, progress.

I left Baghdad more optimistic than I was before this visit. While cynicism, political bias and the pressure of a 24/7 news cycle accelerate a race to the bottom in reporting, there are good reasons to be soberly hopeful about Iraq's future.

Much could still go wrong. The Arab genius for failure could still spoil everything. We've made grave mistakes. Still, it's difficult to understand how any first-hand observer could declare that Iraq's been irrevocably "lost."

Consider just a few of the inaccuracies served up by the media


This is a very good article, and I urge everyone to read it.

2 comments:

Johnny said...

Let's see, there are fewer hours of electricity in Baghdad since the war began, deaths are mounting, and believe it or not, civil war is on the brink. Instead of reading what a reporter has to say about it (I trust no reporters and there is no "MSM"), why not read what a peron in Iraq has to say:
http://riverbendblog.blogspot.com/

Don Singleton said...

Let's see, there are fewer hours of electricity in Baghdad since the war began,

There always was plenty of electricity in Baghdad, and if the terrorists would stop bombing the distribution system, there would be more now.

It is in the Kurdish and Shi'ite areas that Saddam did not provide much electricity, and they have a lot more than they used to.


deaths are mounting, and believe it or not, civil war is on the brink.

The terrorists certainly would like for there to be one, but there are a lot of moderates that dont want one.

Instead of reading what a reporter has to say about it (I trust no reporters and there is no "MSM"), why not read what a peron in Iraq has to say:
http://riverbendblog.blogspot.com/


I have read what a number of Iraqi bloggers have to say, and they dont all agree with riverbend