Monosyllabic Pedantry

Friday, June 16, 2006

The Myth of leftist media bias

Today worthless rag of a newspaper had as their big story,

Kerney Loves to Fly

It's about how Falcons DE Patrick Kerney loves to fly his plane. There was even a popup picture gallery.

Oh, by the way, buried in the back pages:

Papers Show Gloomy State of Insurgency

Papers captured just prior to Zarquawi's death show:

The insurgency in Iraq is weakening.

"time is now beginning to be of service to the American forces and harmful to the resistance,"

the insurgency was being hurt by, among other things, the U.S. military's program to train Iraqi security forces, by massive arrests and seizures of weapons, by tightening the militants' financial outlets, and by creating divisions within its ranks.

insurgents were being weakened by operations against them and by their failure to attract recruits.

It also appears to reinforce American and Iraqi arguments that al-Qaida in Iraq and its operatives are a group of imported extremists bent on killing innocent civilians.

Things are so bad, the leaders feel it's crucial that they "opening a new front" for the U.S. military and releasing some of the "pressure exerted on the resistance."

"We mean specifically attempting to escalate the tension between America and Iran, and American and the Shiite in Iraq," it quoted the documents as saying, especially among moderate followers of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the most influential Shiite cleric in Iraq.
"Creating disputes between America and them could hinder the U.S. cooperation with them, and subsequently weaken this kind of alliance between Shiites and the Americans," it said, adding that "the best solution is to get America involved in a war against another country and this would bring benefits."


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