Skip to comments.Excerpt Of The Day: Rumsfeld Rips The Media's Misleading And Hysterical Coverage Of Iraq
Posted on 03/08/2006 6:15:40 PM PST by george76
"From what I've seen thus far, much of the reporting in the U.S. and abroad has exaggerated the situation, according to General Casey.
The number of attacks on mosques, as he pointed out, had been exaggerated. The number of Iraqi deaths had been exaggerated.
The behavior of the Iraqi security forces had been mischaracterized in some instances.
And I guess that is to say nothing of the apparently inaccurate and harmful reports of U.S. military conduct in connection with a bus filled with passengers in Iraq.
Interestingly, all of the exaggerations seem to be on one side.
It isn't as though there simply have been a series of random errors on both sides of issues.
On the contrary, the steady stream of errors all seem to be of a nature to inflame the situation and to give heart to the terrorists and to discourage those who hope for success in Iraq.
And then I notice today that there's been a public opinion poll reporting that the readers of these exaggerations believe Iraq is in a civil war -- a majority do, which I suppose is little wonder that the reports we've seen have had that effect on the American people.
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Oh, come on now Rummy, the MSM has to have something to twist and distort and create havoc to support the socialists' never ending negativism and defeatism...lighten up a little Rummy... :-) :-)
Freepers must stay strong as the weak lose their will. The enemy is within.
Remember, he recently said Iran cannot be allowed to have nuclear weapons. "...Meaningful consequences", he said.
Wonder how many alphabet world news covered the statement he made. They got the country locked up for many years. Even with their fears of the new media, they still got the masses. And that is all you need. 80% plus think the civil war crap is real. Another 10% just don't know. 10% Know what is going on, and perhaps 1% are on the side of truth, with the remaining doing their best to keep the crap going. That is what we are up against and have been for many many years.
"Reports that say something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know,"
"We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know.
But there are also unknown unknowns -- the ones we don't know we don't know."
Within the United States Senate even....Senator John Murtha, a traitor "that shall live in infamy" (to quote a member of his party from 1941).
ha ha. He probably left most of the press corps. in the dark. Have a good one I gotta hit the sack.
I HAVEN'T SEEN THAT BEFORE!!!
Why we fight.
We did not start it, but we will finish it.
Click on post number six to hear her talking.
"Click on post number six to hear her talking."
Oh, I DID!
And it is SOOOO GREAT!
Made me have goosebumps, actually.
I just sent it out to a bunch of people..because if I haven't seen it (and I am pretty darn political) then I KNOW, they haven't seen it!
You made my day!
I have heard a rendition with Enya many, MANY times (so many times, actually, that just hearing the song makes me cry).
But I have never seen THAT rendition..that compilation.
The audio bits from the phone calls, radio transmitions and speeches are further "reality".
I watch this at least a couple of times a year...so that I CAN remember, vividly, what this is all about.
Have you seen this one:
I really like it too.
It is the first one I saw. It was very rough at the time when it was first created.
Now it has its own website..but in the beginning, it was just "a guy" who made it.
That song rips me apart.
I went there and saved the link.
Have you seen this, my favorite Super Bowl ad ?
There are some blogs of genuine reporters over there, like Michael Yon and some others, that support the message in this photo. Rumsfeld knows what he's talkng about, and the yippy little lapdog media remain clueless.
In the Department of Defense there are:
34 - four star generals/admirals
124 - three star generals/admirals
278 - two star generals/admirals
439 - one star generals/admirals
Throw in the U.S. Coast Guard and you have 900 generals and admirals on active duty today. This is roughly the same number of generals/admirals who were on active duty in WWII when our military was 12,000,000 strong.
Given that on any given year 15-20% of those generals/admirals will retire each year it doesn't take much figuring to realize that the number of generals calling for Secretary Rumsfeld to resign is laughable.
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