Empty beds, a sign of success
Here is a sign of progress in Iraq that even the most diehard liberal will have a tough time denying… since they can’t deny it they will likely ignore it.. The dramatic decline in violence is the best proof there is that the surge is showing substantial signs of success, and that the testimony of General Petraeus was truthful and based in fact. It also means that there are a lot of Democrats that owe the General one hell of a public apology… Perhaps they could convince the NY Times to give them a nice deal on a full page ad to make that apology…
Don’t hold your breath waiting on the Dems to apologize though.
Here are some excerpts from the article.
Doctors at the hospital, a barometer of bloodshed in the Iraqi capital, say there has been a sharp fall in victims of violence admitted during a seven-month security campaign.
Last month the fall was particularly dramatic, with 70 percent fewer bodies and half the number of wounded brought in compared to July, hospital director Haqi Ismail said.
“The major incidents, like explosions and car bombs, sometimes reached six or seven a day. Now it’s more like one or two a week,” he told Reuters.
This Reuters Report was dated the 17th.. it is interesting to note that the Washington Post did not run this story at all that I could find, yet they did run an article about the Iraqi government revoking Blackwater’s license. The same with the NY Times, and I am sure it is the same with the other liberal media outlets…
Pretty evident that the old media is exceptionally biased on its reporting of what is happening in Iraq… Reports that show signs of success do not get published..
Hat Tip to Captain’s Quarters
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