NY Times Digs Up Disturbing Bush Era War Photo – Ignores Current Atrocities
It would be one thing if the far left conservative-hating cranks in the media were consistent.
But, they’re not and it’s becoming more obvious by the day.
At least 858 U.S. soldiers have died in the Afghanistan war since President Barack Obama took office in January 2009. That equals 60 percent of the 1,427 American soldiers killed so far in the 10-year war in that country. But the media cranks have completely ignored this.
Rather than reporting the current war atrocities the hacks at the New York Times decided to drag out an old photo today of a distraught Iraqi girl whose parents were killed by US soldiers in Iraq after they blew through a checkpoint.
It was OK to publish because it was Bush’s war.
Meanwhile, the state-run media continues to ignore shots like this from today…
Afghan villagers surrounded the body of a man who was allegedly killed in a U.S. operation in Surkhrod district near Jalalabad, Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, May 7, 2011. Villagers claimed that U.S.-led coalition forces killed the man and arrested two persons. (AP/Rahmat Gul)
It doesn’t fit with their agenda.
More… Victor Davis Hanson referred to this outlandish ability of the media to forgive all things Obama in his latest piece “The First-Person President.”
If one wonders why former President Bush did not attend ceremonies with President Obama this week in New York, it might be because of past rhetoric like this about policies Obama once derided and then codified: “I taught constitutional law for ten years at the University of Chicago, so . . . um . . . your next president will actually believe in the Constitution, which you can’t say about your current president.” George Bush did not believe in the U.S. Constitution?
In sum, Senator Obama opposed tribunals, renditions, Guantanamo, preventive detention, Predator-drone attacks, the Iraq War, wiretaps, and intercepts — before President Obama either continued or expanded nearly all of them, in addition to embracing targeted assassinations, new body scanning and patdowns at airports, and a third preemptive war against an oil-exporting Arab Muslim nation — this one including NATO efforts to kill the Qaddafi family. The only thing more surreal than Barack Obama’s radical transformation is the sudden approval of it by the once hysterical Left. In Animal Farm and 1984 fashion, the world we knew in 2006 has simply been airbrushed away.