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Good News in the MSM

There is some news of progress being reported from Iraq in the New York Times. I won't be happy until the media is more interested in Iraq than they are in Scooter Libby, but I will take what I can get.

Speaking of news from Iraq, don't miss Michael Yon's latest report on Baqubah. Yon sent the following update to Instapundit:

Baqubah has so quieted down that it's nothing like I have ever seen it. Practically no fighting. . . . It's Friday so there will likely not be much happening downtown today, so I stayed on base to write about the goings-on. I wrote about the lethargy of the local Iraqi leadership a couple weeks ago, but the energetic leadership of U.S. Army seems to be catching. The Iraqis are much more into the fight than they were back on 19 June with Arrowhead Ripper kicked off. We are now D+17 (17 days since Arrowhead Ripper kicked off), and the changes in Baqubah are remarkable. I am cautiously optimistic. Very cautious, and very optimistic.


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Good news and a positive ar... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Good news and a positive article from the NYT? That's weird. They must figure there's no way they can force a loss at this point, so may as well report 'evenhandedly'.

I have a growing feeling ... (Below threshold)

I have a growing feeling that we could have
marching bands playing and kids flying kites in
Iraq and it would not matter to our government.
Our great leaders seem to be on an election
cycle to 08 while our enemies seem to be on a
100 yr. march to the Caliphate.
GOD's speed to Gen.Petraeus and our Military!
To the Iraqi government:Get off your ass!
We have given you freedom on a golden platter,
don't blow it or you won't live to regret it.

The Iraqis appear to be get... (Below threshold)
Justrand:

The Iraqis appear to be getting off their asses, Baxter!! :)

And Michael Yon's email to Instapundit is AMAZING!!

Now, if the Pols in D.C. will just bother to LOOK at what is happening!! IF.

Justrand MY post... (Below threshold)

Justrand

MY post states "The Iraqi Government" not just
Iraqi's.I am fully aware of the fight and sacrifice of the Iraqi people and their Army/Police efforts.
But if the Government does not start passing reform,oil revenue sharing,and Baathist reunification it is only going to add fuel to the weak,cut and run politicians and their friends in the MSM.
Our Military has never lost a battle and is the strongest in the world,but they cannot achieve the political goals that the Iraqi government is supposed to be doing.
The Iraqi Government needs to get off their ass!

Sigh. All this means is tha... (Below threshold)
Strick:

Sigh. All this means is that the worse cases on the left will turn on the reporters at the times reporting the truth. They're already calling them the administration's mouthpieces or stenographers and comparing them to Judy Miller.

The NYSlimes printed... (Below threshold)
C-C-G Author Profile Page:

The NYSlimes printed good news on Iraq?

--falls over in a dead faint--

The truth (news) must have ... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

The truth (news) must have missed NBC. Just watched they're anti-american reporters tell the same old lies. Don't get the idea I watch NBC, just forced to watch a short clip during the daily 15 minute broadcast in order to get the local home town news. If it wasn't for that they'd be locked out like the Communist News Network (CNN), Always broadcasting Crap (ABC) and Can't Broadcast, anything but, S*** (CBS)




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