Pathetic Media Teaser Spins Bush Remarks on Iraq
The unhinged American media led their news stories today with this very misleading and pathetic headline:
“Bush says U.S. not winning war in Iraq”
WASHINGTON – President Bush, who has contended that the U.S. was winning the war in Iraq, said Tuesday for the first time that American forces were not winning there. He also said the military would be expanded to fight a long-term battle against terrorism.
Bush did not say the U.S. was losing the war, which began in March 2003 and has cost the lives of nearly 3,000 troops. Instead, when asked during an interview with The Washington Post whether the war was being won, the president borrowed the phrasing of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Gen. Peter Pace.
Here’s the full quote:
“You know, I think an interesting construct that General Pace uses is, ‘We’re not winning, we’re not losing.’ There’s been some very positive developments. And you take a step back and look at progress in Iraq, you say, well, it’s amazing – constitutional democracy in the heart of the Middle East, which is a remarkable development in itself,” he said.
Jules Crittenden has more on the irrelevant semantic gotcha.
Let Freedom Ring takes a look at Iraq verses WW II.
And… The Jawa Report breaks down one of Reuter’s propaganda articles this morning.