Sunday, May 28, 2006

Stupid MSM

I can't imagine where they get off thinking that they should print articles where U. S. Marines kill Iraqi civilians. This article suggests that the Marines killed some two dozen Iraqi civilians in a raid last November, and that Rep. Murtha, a known war critic, thinks this could "undermine" the war effort. Come on, people, that was last NOVEMBER! It's been six months. This isn't NEWS, it's OLDS!

This is just another glaring example of the Republican-hating MSM who take any chance at all to point out a possible black mark on the President's war to liberate these people we kill. You'll notice that the MSM NEVER mentions the days like every day last week where Marines DIDN'T kill two dozen Iraqi civilians. It's no wonder people are starting to dislike this war.

1 comment:

Bookworm said...

You are, of course, right. If the Marines did, in fact, kill Iraqi civilians, it's a vile murder. It seems, though, that the military has already done the right thing, which is to investigate the event and -- if the charges are true -- I assume the military will punish them to the full extent of the law.

I'm sorry to say that every war has military atrocities. You don't put young men with big weapons in the middle of a foreign country where people are trying to kill them, and then expect every one of those hundreds of thousands of young men to behave like a perfect gentlement. This is not to justify or explain what the individual soldiers do, but is to say that it is not a deviation from the norm. A military's level of civilization is measured by how infrequent these acts are, and how quickly and firmly the command structure responds.

What I really don't expect, though by now I've become very used to, is a media that embraces these stories as a way to destroy America's military effort (a good way, of course, to make even more likely to get killed those same troops they profess so frequently to support).