Carol Platt Liebau: Convenient Oversights

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Convenient Oversights

As Joel Mowbray points out, what the American people aren'tbeing told about the Iraq war is nothing short of stunning.

The MSM ignores every optimistic sign or statistic, and dwells relentlessly on the negative. As Mowbray points out, while the press is quick to trumpet every mistake in the execution of the war, it is considerably less likely to look to its own mistakes.


Blogger Earth to Carol said...

Yippee, let's get the troops home and rebuild the military since Iraq is doing so well!

4:58 PM  
Blogger stackja1945 said...

Read of D-Day.
"Men burdened with equipment and explosives were excellent targets for enemy fire as they unloaded in water often several feet deep. Of 16 doers only 6 got to the beach in working condition, and 3 of these were immediately disabled by artillery hits. Much equipment, including nearly all buoys and poles for marking lanes, was lost or destroyed before it could be used. Eight navy personnel of Team 11 were dragging the preloaded rubber boat off their LCM when an artillery shell burst just above the load of explosives and set off the primacord. One of the eight survived. Another shell hit the LCM of Team 14, detonating explosives on the deck and killing all navy personnel. Team 15 was pulling in its rubber boat through the surf when a mortar scored a direct hit and touched o the explosives, killing three men and wounding four. Support Team F came in about 0700. A first shell hit the ramp, throwing three men into the water. As the vessel drifted of out of control, another hit squarely on the bow, killing 15 of the team. Only five army personnel from this craft reached shore.
But at the end:
"Actually, at three or four places on the four-mile beachfront, U.S. troops were already breaking through the shallow crust of enemy defenses."
War has setbacks but after D-Day came VE Day. After Okinawa came VP Day.

5:30 PM  

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