06 July 2008

Success in Iraq

The truth is out there… but not from the liberal media. The blogs have it:

Iraq's efforts on 15 of 18 benchmarks are "satisfactory" — almost twice of what it determined to be the case a year ago. The May 2008 report card, obtained by the Associated Press, determines that only two of the benchmarks — enacting and implementing laws to disarm militias and distribute oil revenues — are unsatisfactory.

Of course, the Associated Press had to put their nasty spin on this wonderful news today... because, 5 years is just way to long to build a functioning democracy in the Middle East:

“No matter who is elected president in November, his foreign policy team will have to deal with one of the most frustrating realities in Iraq: the slow pace with which the government in Baghdad operates.”

It's no wonder Americans do not understand we are winning in Iraq. Even the good news is so slanted you don't know what the heck you are reading.

More good news...
Iraqi officials will take over security responsibility of
two more provinces. Already, the Iraqi democracy is in charge of 9 of its 18 provinces.The Democratic government of Iraq will take over responsibility of al-Anbar, a province once reported as lost, and Qadisiya (Diwaniya) Province in the coming days (Severe sandstorms prevented the transfer earlier this week).

Some say more solid progress could have been made had the administration starting pulling troops out sooner.

Of course!

The surrender campaign members have convinced themselves that declaring defeat and handing Iraq over to Al-Qaeda and Iran would have brought this same kind of success :)


Akinoluna said...

You bash the media for not reporting good news, but ALL THE INFORMATION YOU MENTIONED AFTERWARDS was originally published by the "liberal" media!

Obviously, they ARE reporting good news. Most military people are just too busy media-hating to notice, and yet, they quote the media all the time when they talk about reports of good news.

George said...

I do not hate the media – and most of my peers also count on the media (you can trust some more than others). It is just you can not blindly trust all the news you read no matter where it comes from… if you take the time to do your own research above and beyond blind trust. The reason I have a bit of distrust is because I have seen the truth in Iraq, with reporters, and then read a different story the next day when the article is published.

Most of the good news is not being “headlined” by the media; bad news sells much better and it is also what most everyone expects to hear. If the good information does make the news, it is often editorialized or just placed on page A14.

You can find my notes from Iraq at www.GeorgeInIraq.blogspot.com


Moose Farmer said...

I don't think you can put the cart before the horse. In late 2006 early 2007 the two Iraqi divisions in Ninewa were ready to go IFGC in charge. The Brigade incharge of the province way cut by taskings. And the pronvice went to pot. I think talk of withdrawal is premature. First they have to prove that they can control the territory before we start talking pull out. Everything in Iraq goes in waves, Mosul has been pascified at least twice, Tal Afar three times, and Baghdad is a shit hole.