US Media to blame for failure in Iraq
Too bad that Donald Rumsfeld had to take the bullet for the failure in Iraq. Because it was not his fault.
The truth, as revealed by a handful of conservative bloggers this week, is staggering in its implications: al Qaeda has been hard at work in newsrooms around the country. Somehow terrorists have infiltrated the cluttered demesnes of American news organizations, just as the 9/11 attackers insinuated themselves into flying schools in Florida.
one yet knows how exactly this happened, but it must be presumed that
both senior news managers and complicit reporters were recruited by
Wahabist extremists. And once in the cockpit of the news agenda, they
flew their kamakazi missions right into America's heart, sapping it of
its courage, its resolve.
The effects of this journalistic fifth column were evident in last week's mid-term elections.
The failure to find WMD, the inability to stop the sectarian slaughter or to provide Iraqis with electricity and water, let alone basic security: all this can be laid on the desks of American's news managers.
That's why none of Rumsfeld's plans worked. The news business made sure of it.
How could we have been so blind?
Someday, the full extent of this infamy will be revealed, but for now, dear friends, you can simply read the Epitaph for America at the Strategy Page.
Read, and weep.
November 9, 2006: One of the immediate things known in the wake of the American November elections is that the media strategy employed by al Qaeda has succeeded. Having failed to disrupt three elections in Iraq, al Qaeda and other terrorist groups fought to hang in there, and shifted their aim to American newsrooms.
Mark Schneider is The Actual News Guy at NowPublic