Not a ton here, but I did find this part interesting -
Originally posted by Randal DixonHe is especially disturbed by media reports of protests in Iraq. Dixon says that 90 percent of the “protests” that show up on the news are actually demonstrations in support of a new mayor or official installed by the interim government, which is scheduled to hand over the full reigns of Iraqi rule to the people of the country next year.
“The news just doesn’t say that at all,” he said.”
Just one minor fact omission by the media is all it takes to make a random congregation a violent anti-US rally- no wonder I think there is a liberal bias in the media. What else are they "omitting?"
Not to disparage the guy, but you really have to take that figure with a grain of salt. Iraq's a big place, and one soldier can't possibly make that sort of statement with any kind of accuracy. At best, he can only speak about the rallies/demonstrations that he witnessed.
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#1 Agree with Nate, I don't know how the good Sgt. could just come up with a number like that... And #2, Is this the same liberal bias that headlined "Iraqi people welcoming American troops with open arms" on the day the tanks rolled into Baghdad because 50 people went along with and didn't confront violently the big scary men with machine guns and tanks.
I'm not going to play the "right/left wing" media bias that people like Limbaugh loves to spew. What I would say is that the media is lazy & damn simplistic. They look at Iraqi people & put them in one big group instead of looking at that country as a nation of individuals like anywhere else in the world. With the US invasion, I'm sure some just want to go & live their normal lives & some feel The US represents everything they fear from losing their identity to their religion & willing to risk their lives to defend it and I'm sure there's a bunch of people that fall in the middle of those two extreme categories. (What's worrisome is how many fall on each side) But doing that it will force you to look at them as people, and of course they aren't important enough to look at them as such, so we just put them in one big simplistic category... Hey it represents the Pres with his 80's WWF foreign philosophy of good & evil
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Damn, I certainly don't expect to get anything back from SS. But as far as retirement goes, I sure would like to retire early and *enjoy* my later years. Nobody is *guaranteed* to live to a ripe old age.