Sunday, March 05, 2006

Terrorism in Iraq, yes. Civil war, not even close..

For over a week now we have been told by the mainstream media that Iraq was either on the edge of civil war or are already in one. Well doesn't seem to be the case.

An article in the New York Post, written by Ralph Peters, who is actually in Iraq tells a much different story. He writes:

THE reporting out of Baghdad continues to be hysterical and dishonest. There is no civil war in the streets. None. Period.

Terrorism, yes. Civil war, no. Clear enough?

Yesterday, I crisscrossed Baghdad, visiting communities on both banks of the Tigris and logging at least 25 miles on the streets. With the weekend curfew lifted, I saw traffic jams, booming business — and everyday life in abundance.

Yes, there were bombings yesterday. The terrorists won't give up on their dream of sectional strife, and know they can count on allies in the media as long as they keep the images of carnage coming.

He compares the situation in Iraq to a deadly epedemic. No one knows who is goping to be hit with it next. Rich or poor, soldier or civilian, Iraqi or foreigner. But it hasn't stopped Iraqis from carrying on their daily lives.

He also says Iraqi's are proud of their new government and that the transition from US troops to Iraqi forces is going very well as was seen after the Iraqi police forces restored order to the streets after the latest Mosque bombing.

Also poins out the attacks are just making the average everyday Iraqis hate the terrorists even more.

I, recently just got an update from a friend of mine who just returned from Iraq. He says things are going better than expected there, so good in fact that his unit came home early and other units that were staged in Kuwait prepared to go in was sent back as well.

Once again, the mainstream news media story just doesn't add up. They are determined to paint Iraq as a failure, just like they did with Vietnam.

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