Carol Platt Liebau: A MSM Back-Up Plan?

Sunday, March 11, 2007

A MSM Back-Up Plan?

Robert Kagan writes:

A front-page story in The [Washington] Post last week suggested that the Bush administration has no backup plan in case the surge in Iraq doesn't work. I wonder if The Post and other newspapers have a backup plan in case it does.

Well, perhaps here it is. No doubt that the few remaining truly great newspapers -- like the Post -- have taken it on the chin for an alleged failure to "challenge" the Administration before the invasion of Iraq (although, in fairness, they had the same intelligence that the rest of the world had; namely, that Saddam possessed WMD).

But stories like this one -- titled "Reports of Progress in Iraq Challenged" -- add little to the conversation, citing a think tank analyst from the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a "military official" as well as an "unnamed Democrati c congressional staffer." In fact, none of them actually rebut the President's claims that, although it's early, the surge may well be working.


Blogger stackja1945 said...

Given a chance, democracy wins. Germany, Japan and South Korea were given a chance. Vietnam was not.

4:39 PM  
Blogger Earth to Carol said...

Given that this President said mission accomplished in 2003 and this time last year, he pranced about on stages across America saying his plan for victory was working, I'll not being celebrating any time soon, based on his word.

7:55 PM  

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