Thursday, August 19, 2004

Lapdog Media Premature Speculation (Again)

Yesterday, mass media consumers were treated to:

"Sadr's fighting", then, a bit later in the day, "No he's not. He's CAPITULATED! Yay! We win! We win! Ha! Take that, you liberal communist bastards!"

Apparently, Sadr's had a change of heart - or possibly not. Did the fog of war strike again? Hard to know, since all journalists except the military stenographers have been kicked out of Najaf. Also heard on the radio this morning that tanks rolled into Sadr City (Baghdad), and damn, didn't find one insurgent.

They hid. Imagine that.

Fierce Fighting in Iraq's Najaf, Sadr Defiant

Listen, all I want is our men and women out of this hell hole. No more excuses, no more bullshit, no more of the U.S. media simply relaying the latest propaganda piece from the military command authority.

Update, 12PM: Via Atrios, wowser of a speech by John Kerry today! Here's one short sentence:

The situation in Iraq is a mess. That is the President’s responsibility and he owes the American people an answer.