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Sunday, October 16, 2005

The MSM: Redefining Reality is Our Profession

So, remember after America invaded Iraq, and all the Lefties started howling, "you promised there would be dancing in the streets!"?

Funny how they're dancing in the streets, but Lefties no longer care about that sort of thing. Moving the goal-posts, and all that. It seems the AP is so intent on Iraq being a dismal failure that even a victory has to be defined down. Dave makes a good catch, too.

Obligatory Reality Check: Of course, the ratification of the Iraqi Constitution doesn't end things. I expect more explosions. I expect more deaths and mutilations. I'm not looking into real estate investment in downtown Baghdad. And, of course, there are Sunnis who are unhappy about the whole thing, as AP is super-happy to emphasize (lest we, you know, realize that something historically momentuous has happened).

That's not the point. The point is that a major victory has been won. And given that victory in war is comprised of victory in countless battles, it is crucial to emphasize and re-emphasize that we are winning countless battles.

And our enemies? Eh, not so much. Between Syrians, uh, "committing suicide" (great catch by Goldstein), Reuters photographers getting caught posing pictures of insurgents, and intercepted al-Qaeda communications conceding that they're tanking faster than box office sales for a Ben Affleck marathon, I'd say the Bush doctrine is getting off to an impressive start.

So why do the television talking heads still think Iraq is a quagmire?