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  • Fox Focuses on MRC Study of Declining MSM Iraq Coverage

    12/23/2007 7:16:12 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies · 142+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A recent study, "Good News = Less News on Iraq War," by Media Research Center, NB's parent organization, revealed that coverage of Iraq by the big three evening newscasts has declined as the news from Iraq has improved. Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace highlighted the MRC study during his interview of General David Petraeus, Commanding General, Multi-National Force - Iraq . CHRIS WALLACE: It seemed to us that you hadn't been in the news much recently, which probably is a good thing from your point of view, since you came back from Washington in September. But we decided to...
  • Gen. David Petraeus, Man of the Year. Time magazine got it wrong.

    12/22/2007 5:37:27 AM PST · by rhema · 33 replies · 203+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12/31/2007 | William Kristol
    I remember the excitement. It was the week before Christmas a year ago, and I had lazily picked up my copy of Time magazine. And there it was: Time's Person of the Year for 2006 is "You." Wow! We deserved credit, Time judged, "for seizing the reins of the global media, for founding and framing the new digital democracy, for working for nothing and beating the pros at their own game." Thanks, Time! And thanks for not choosing the obvious alternative--Nancy Pelosi, who had led the Democratic takeover of Congress. That takeover, Time editors and many others hoped, heralded our...
  • Editorial: Capitalize on good news in Iraq (Liberal Newsday Admits It Was Wrong About Surge)

    11/30/2007 3:55:57 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies · 109+ views
    Newsday ^ | November 30, 2007
    Reports of a steady reduction of violence in Iraq are now so consistent and credible that the effectiveness of the U.S. troop surge can no longer be denied. But if this once controversial strategy is responsible for helping reverse Iraq's slide into chaos, then its momentum must be maintained, at least in the immediate future. It would be foolish to short-circuit its gains by insisting on a drastic reduction in U.S. troop numbers before the burden of security can be shifted to Iraqi forces.
  • A Few Good People(Victor Davis Hanson)

    11/29/2007 7:55:16 AM PST · by kellynla · 3 replies · 128+ views
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | November 29, 2007 | Victor Davis Hanson
    In the last few years, it has become popular to say that history is determined largely by sweeping inanimate forces of technology, the environment, gender, class or race. We play down the role of individuals - as if the notion that one person can shape history is old-fashioned. But that's hardly the case. Take Nicolas Sarkozy, the new president of France. For 60 years, the power of the state in France had steadily increased. Government workers were handed lavish entitlements and retirement packages while French competitiveness diminished in a new globalized world. Abroad, traditional French foreign policy cynically tried to...
  • The significance of bin Laden's partisan appeal

    09/22/2007 6:41:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 251+ views
    Enter Stage Right ^ | September 17, 2007 | Christopher G. Adamo
    In light of Osama bin Ladsen's videotaped message to the West (Or was it a press release from DNC Chairman Howard Dean?), one might be given to muse that liberal abhorrence for the President's surveillance of incoming phone calls from known terrorists might ultimately stem from self-interest. Perhaps they simply do not want to be monitored as they share strategies and talking points with the al-Qaida leader. Furthermore, the DNC may decide to keep a copy of the bin Laden tape, which could come in handy during the 2008 campaign season. Just as aspiring politicians feel compelled to pander in...
  • Don't Get Fooled Again

    09/20/2007 4:56:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies · 459+ views
    Cato Institute ^ | September 20, 2007 | Ted Galen Carpenter
    President Bush has endorsed General David Petraeus's recommendation to begin withdrawing 30,000 U.S. troops from Iraq by next summer. Yet the drawdown would only restore troop levels to where they were before the surge began in January 2007. In the final months of 2006, debate in Washington centered on how fast a reduction from pre-surge levels could occur. The Iraq Study Group recommended that approximately half of the 130,000 troops then in Iraq be withdrawn by early 2008. In marked contrast to that and similar proposals, President Bush is now endorsing a step that would mean a return to the...
  • Terrorists thank Cindy: You light up our lives

    09/16/2007 10:19:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 695+ views
    World Net daily ^ | September 16, 2007
    Muslim terrorist leaders are "thankful" for the efforts of activist and congressional candidate Cindy Sheehan, stating in a new book Sheehan's anti-Iraq war activities and her statements against President Bush "give us hope" the U.S. will change its Mideast policies. "You [Sheehan] give us hope and you show us that there are different Americans than those whom we know," stated Ramadan Adassi, chief of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group in the West Bank's Anskar Refugee Camp. "This sincere woman says what we've been saying all these last years – Saddam never threatened America or its security. Now Iraq...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 09-16-07 ("Thank you Hillary for calling Petraeus a liar!")

    09/16/2007 7:34:59 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 43 replies · 646+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | September 16, 2007 | KOmmies and PJ-Comix
    This is the KOmmie THREAD that Hillary will have trouble living down. This is because of the GRATITUDE expressed by the KOmmies: "Thank you Hillary for calling Petraeus a liar!" Hillary might try to explain it away but the fact remains that the Left is highly appreciative of her smear of General Petraeus. So let us now watch the KOmmies thank Hillary for moving into MoveOn territory in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, watching Hillary try to triangulate her way out of this one, is in the [brackets]: "Thank you Hillary for calling Petraeus a...
  • Democrats reject general's Iraq plan

    09/12/2007 6:47:20 PM PDT · by RWB Patriot · 18 replies · 482+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9-12-07 | By ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON - A day before President Bush's war address, Senate Democrats rejected a four-star general's recommendation to keep some 130,000 troops in Iraq through next summer and sought legislation that would limit the mission of U.S. forces. Their proposal was not expected to set a deadline to end the war, as many Democrats want, but restrict troops to narrow objectives: training Iraq's military and police, protecting U.S. assets and fighting terrorists, Democratic party officials told The Associated Press. The goal is to attract enough Republicans to break the 60-vote threshold in the Senate needed to end a filibuster. Democrats have...
  • Iraq’s Inconvenient Truth & General David Betrayus

    09/12/2007 3:52:17 PM PDT · by Iraqs Inconvenient Truth. · 3 replies · 221+ views
    David Betrayus Dot Com ^ | 09/11/07 | Dan
    This is my first post and just wanted to say HI! I run two websites. One is just for accurate news out of Iraq etc... Iraq's Inconvenient TruthThe other site made just a day ago, But has something very important to say about the Liberal ~ Socialist ~ Commie Oraganization that dis-respected Gen. David H. Petraeus Commanding General ~ Multi-National Force ~ Iraq. General David BetrayusBest To Everyone! Dan
  • MoveOn's McCarthy moment

    09/11/2007 8:25:17 AM PDT · by pabianice · 8 replies · 579+ views
    Boston Globe Progressive ^ | 9/11/07 | Feaver
    IN THE SPRING of 1954, the US Senate convened hearings at the instigation of Senator Joseph McCarthy to press his anticommunist investigations into the Department of the Army. The hearings were broadcast live on television, and the American public was able to witness firsthand the tactics McCarthy used to intimidate his foes. At a critical moment in the hearings, a key governmental witness, Army lawyer Joseph Welch, rose to defend one of the junior Army lawyers whose career, Welch alleged, McCarthy had destroyed. Welch turned to McCarthy and memorably intoned: "Let us not assassinate this lad further, senator. You have...
  • Democratic terror on Capitol Hill

    09/11/2007 6:28:01 AM PDT · by indcons · 21 replies · 1,332+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 11, 2007 | Wesley Pruden
    David Petraeus is a soldier, so he's accustomed to the noise of the guns and the chaos of the battlefield. Snipers don't frighten him. But he had to wonder yesterday whether he had straggled into enemy lines. He was greeted on arrival in Washington by a full-page newspaper advertisement headlined: "General Petraeus or General Betray Us?" This was the work of the nefarious MoveOn.org, the money machine on the loudest and leftmost fringe of the Democratic Party. No sooner had he sat down at the witness table in the storied Caucus Room of the Cannon House Office Building, where a...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 09-11-07 ("I stand with MoveOn!")

    09/11/2007 5:12:11 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 54 replies · 894+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | September 11, 2007 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    (This has been a big week for the DUmmie FUnnies. Yesterday we hit the 1000 PING mark on the Free Republic. Tomorrow afternon (Wednesday) marks the launch of the NewsBusted comedy show Webcast on NewsBusters in which your humble correspondent has a bit of an input. Remember this new comedy Webcast will be presented in digestible chunks of just a few minutes each and will be based on the latest current events. Watch this show, and if you like it, share it with others. Be there. Aloha!) The MoveOn.Org ad published in the New York Times portraying General Petraeus...
  • Surge Derangement Syndrome Grips MSM and Liberals

    08/10/2007 6:15:08 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies · 1,287+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 10, 2007 | P.J. Gladnick
    With the success of the surge in Iraq becoming more evident with each passing day, a new ailment has gripped the Mainstream Media and the liberals: Surge Derangement Sydrome (SDS). The earliest known case of SDS occurred on April 23  when Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, responded to a question by CNN's congressional correspondent Dana Bash of whether he would believe General David Petraeus if he reported that the "so-called surge" is working: REID: No, I don't believe him, because it's not happening. All you have to do is look at the facts. Well, as we do look at the facts that...
  • VP Dick Cheney Still Leads Hardline US Foreign Policy Team

    05/23/2007 4:21:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 636+ views
    NASDAQ ^ | May 21, 2007 | Tom Raum
    Most of the war hawks who stood with President George W. Bush on Iraq are gone or departing, leaving Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney increasingly without much company in trumpeting a steely resolve. And it is Cheney who stands out as the administration's foreign-policy heavy, as Bush combines his war rhetoric with overtures to Democrats who control Congress. Bush's top ally in Iraq, U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair, just paid a farewell U.S. visit. The supportive leaders of Spain and Italy are long gone. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld resigned under pressure. World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz - one of...
  • [President]Bush seeks prompt new war spending bill

    05/05/2007 7:58:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 777+ views
    One News Now ^ | May 5, 2007 | Deb Riechmann
    President Bush, urging Congress to craft a war spending bill quickly, offered no clues Saturday about whether he'll compromise over linking U.S. support to stability in Iraq. Bush and Congress have been talking about how to agree on a bill to finance combat operations through September. The president demands the money without strings attached, but Democrats say Bush eventually must accept some conditions on the U.S. commitment to the war. Earlier this week, Bush vetoed a $124 billion bill that would have provided money for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan while requiring troops to begin returning home by Oct. 1....
  • Suicide, soiled diapers, and Botox: Welcome to politics, American style

    02/24/2007 2:25:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 595+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | February 21, 2007 | Jackie Mason & Raoul Felder
    Like a baby's dirty diaper, hypocrisy and duplicity soils the Democratic majority in Congress, and like the diaper, the closer you get to it, the worse it smells. In the vote on the non-binding resolution to oppose President Bush's request for a troop surge in Iran, the overwhelming majority of the Democrats — both in the House and the Senate — voted time after time to fund the war in Iraq. Imagine if you opened a restaurant and had the group of financial backers who enabled you to open the restaurant blame you for opening the business in the first...
  • New US commander says Iraq doomed if crackdown fails

    02/10/2007 12:54:08 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 9 replies · 648+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | February 10, 2007
    BAGHDAD, Feb 10 (Reuters) - The new U.S. military commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus, warned on Saturday that failure to stabilise the country would condemn Iraq to continued civil strife. "The prospects for success are good," he said, referring to a new crackdown to curb sectarian violence in Baghdad. "Failing that, Iraq will be doomed to continuing violence and civil strife and surely that is a prospect all must strive to avoid." "The stakes are very high," he said, after taking over command of America's 130,000 troops in the country from General George Casey.
  • SPIEGEL INTERVIEW WITH US GENERAL DAVID PETRAEUS

    12/20/2006 7:39:40 AM PST · by Valin · 4 replies · 420+ views
    "We Have to Raise our Sights Beyond the Range of an M-16" In an interview with SPIEGEL, General David Petraeus, a former commander in Iraq who is now responsible for training United States Army troops, discusses the lessons of Baghdad, the reasons a war can't be won using weapons alone and why America's future warriors need a post-graduate education. SPIEGEL: General Petraeus, you were in charge of combat operations in Iraq, you supervised the build-up of the new Iraqi security force and now you oversee the training and education of Army officers here at Fort Leavenworth. Would you agree that...
  • Julia Roberts Has a Better Chance of Winning This War (A Brit military historian opines)

    01/19/2005 4:04:47 PM PST · by quidnunc · 27 replies · 999+ views
    The Guardian ^ | January 19, 2005 | Max Hastings
    Iraq will surrender its soul to America only when the US army has left There is growing dissension and dismay in the US armed forces about their prospects of victory in Iraq. The yellow ribbons, lapel pins and yard signs expressing solidarity with the nation's soldiers are still conspicuous around army bases across America. But commanders and soldiers alike are conducting an increasingly anguished debate. There are four reasons for this. First, many service people are shocked by the incontrovertible evidence that the justifications offered by the Bush administration for invading Iraq — WMD and a link with international terrorism...
  • This Time, Maybe a Real Army

    07/18/2004 9:47:55 AM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies · 507+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 18, 2004 | David Ignatius
    BAGHDAD -- It's a hot July morning, and we're skittering over the rooftops of the city in a Black Hawk helicopter. Lt. Gen. David Petraeus is gazing across miles of sand-colored houses bleaching in the sun, searching for evidence that some kind of order is returning to Iraq. Petraeus points to the crisp, white frames of schools that America has rebuilt over the past year, to the short lines at gas stations, to the yellow trucks hauling Iraqi wheat to a refurbished grain elevator, to streets swept clean of debris so that roadside bombs can't be concealed so easily. "I'm...
  • NEWSWEEK COVER: 'Can This Man Save Iraq?' (Iraqis have less restrictions when dealing with terror)

    06/27/2004 7:56:11 AM PDT · by Brian Mosely · 5 replies · 213+ views
    Prnewswire ^ | Sunday June 27, 10:48 am ET
    NEWSWEEK COVER: 'Can This Man Save Iraq?' Sunday June 27, 10:48 am ET 'You Don't Just Flip a Light Switch. You Don't Build an Army or Police in a Matter of Months. This Is a Perilous Mission,' Says Lt. Gen. Petraeus 'We Will Hit These People and Teach Them a Good Lesson They Won't Forget. Americans ... Have Certain Restrictions We Won't Have,' Iraqi Defense Minister Says of Insurgents # NEW YORK, June 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Lt. Gen. David Petraeus, whose job is to oversee the preparation of Iraqi national forces to take over from their U.S. counterparts, is the...
  • Confused Start, Decisive End (Barf Alert)

    04/13/2003 11:55:32 AM PDT · by Drango · 5 replies · 249+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 13, 2003 | Rick Atkinson, Peter Baker and Thomas E. Ricks
    Confused Start, Decisive End Invasion Shaped by Miscues, Bold Risks and Unexpected Successes By Rick Atkinson, Peter Baker and Thomas E. RicksWashington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, April 13, 2003; Page A01 BAGHDAD, April 12 -- It was the low point of the war for the two generals. On March 27, outside the city of Najaf, Lt. Gen. William S. Wallace, commander of the U.S. Army's V Corps, met with Maj. Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of the 101st Airborne Division. As they sat on gray folding chairs in the desert wasteland, the war seemed to be in dismal shape.The critical crossroads...
  • Adjusting on the Road to Victory

    04/12/2003 8:11:23 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 10 replies · 250+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 04/13/03 | Peter Baker, Rick Atkinson and Thomas E. Ricks
    Miscues, Confusion, Unexpected Successes Shaped Invasion Plan BAGHDAD, April 12 -- It was the low point of the war for the two generals. On March 27, outside the city of Najaf, Lt. Gen. William S. Wallace, commander of the U.S. Army's V Corps, met with Maj. Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of the 101st Airborne Division. As they sat on gray folding chairs in the desert wasteland, the war seemed to be in dismal shape. The critical crossroads city of Nasiriyah had degenerated into a shooting gallery for U.S. convoys. An Army maintenance unit was ambushed on an overextended supply...