I'm seriously PO'd at the press (including FoxNews) for refusing to acknowledge the great work being done by our young Americans helping Iraq get back on its feet. Each day our team makes progress in medical care, infrastructure, recreational facilities, government systems, security, and public relations.
But all we hear is about the death (by hitmen) of noble Americans. We aren't even reminded that they are noble. We aren't reminded that thugs are responsible.
IMO, this is "Against the Troops" rather than "Support the Troops." If you focus on the deaths without giving them MEANING IN CONTEXT, then you are robbing families of pride, consolation, and direction when they think of their loved ones. This is true whether the soldier is one of the deaths or is among the living.
The greatest family support in the world for deployed troops is to demonstrate the nobility of their efforts.
The media comes across like it hates soldiers, soldier families, and the United States of America.
Chaplain (Retired) U.S. Army
It does seem FNC has climbed aboard the "quagmire in Iraq" bandwagon. I've started to use my mute button with them this week because it seemed like all I was hearing was "Quagmire, guerrilla warfare in Iraq, Kobe, Laci, Tony Blair, quagmire, 3rd ID upset, guerrilla warfare, Kobe, quagmire. And, in other news, 16 words, did Bush lie, quagmire. FOX NEWS ALERT! QUAGMIRE!"
Uh oh. Mute off. Ann Coulter on Hannity & Colmes right now. LOL
A salute to you, sir. And thank you for your comments, which I heartily agree with.
I turned Fox off in disgust a few weeks ago, but happened to turn it on early this morning -- before the news about the devil's sons being killed -- and they were actually being somewhat apologetic about their constant harping on the deaths of U.S. soldiers in Iraq, saying that they would be dishonoring our troops' sacrifice if they didn't report it. The Baghdad reporter repeated the theme, and even listed a few "good things" that were going on before he launched into the latest casualty count.
It doesn't make up for Fox's doom and gloom herd mentality for the past month (and the fact that they really don't go looking for any positive stories) but it does indicate that viewers' complaints (and maybe a fall in viewership) is having some impact.