Again another piece of personal opinion has emerged from USA Today disguised as a news item.
The Headline "Iraq: Huge Treasure of info seized after Zarqawi raid" is innocent enough. Here’s SENTENCE ONE of the article.
The grim milestone underscored the continuing violence in Iraq, just as an upbeat President Bush returned Wednesday from Baghdad and refused to give a timetable or benchmark for success that would allow the 132,000 U.S. troops to come home.
Again I’m stunned. Which book on the art of war explains that 2500 is a "grim milestone"? Was this milestone significant in another war? Notice that once again, we’ve been informed the Pentagon didn’t "included any details" of when this occured. (Implication: The Pentagon clouds the truth and leaves out key arbitrary milestones).
Finally, the author proudly uses "Grim Milestone" again and mentions that President Bush is "upbeat" and that he "Refused to give a timetable or benchmark for success". Nevermind that for the entire duration of the conflict, not a single person in the administration has ever indicated an arbitrary timeline for withdrawl. The author is simply attempting to interject more "Bush doesn’t feel the pain (upbeat)has no idea of what success means (no pull out date selected)" venom.
Agree with the war and its ancillary conflicts or not, you should despise this writing. It’s not reporting. Shame on these people.
I’m starting to feel like a conversative talk show host and one who’s bored with pointing out the slanted writing in the newspapers. I wont write about this again.