Iraq

Another Good Story From Iraq To Ignore - Iraqi Soldiers Donate To Widlfire Victims

Here's another story from Iraq that the Daily Dead Fish Wrapper will be sure to ignore, because it isn't bad news. While the MSM has been quick to hype as many negative things about the California wildfires and blame them on global warming and the Bush administration, there are good stories to report. As reported by CNN (h/t Noel Sheppard):


Iraqi soldiers donate $1,000 for wildfire aid

(CNN) -- The Iraqi leadership at a military camp east of Baghdad gave the U.S. military a $1,000 check last week to aid victims of California's wildfires, the U.S. military said.

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Here's another story from Iraq that the Daily Dead Fish Wrapper will be sure to ignore, because it isn't bad news. While the MSM has been quick to hype as many negative things about the California wildfires and blame them on global warming and the Bush administration, there are good stories to report. As reported by CNN (h/t Noel Sheppard):


Iraqi soldiers donate $1,000 for wildfire aid

(CNN) -- The Iraqi leadership at a military camp east of Baghdad gave the U.S. military a $1,000 check last week to aid victims of California's wildfires, the U.S. military said.

Story You'll Never See In The Dead Fish Wrapper - Why We Should Stay And Fight In Iraq

For those liberals and cowards (such as Harry Reid and the editors of the Daily Dead Fish Wrapper) who keep insisting that we are losing in Iraq and should pull out immediately, here is a letter written by Mohammed Fadhil, a dentist in Baghdad and published in the New York Daily News (hat tip to Michelle Malkin):

Be Our Guest

I wasn't surprised when I saw Al Qaeda's second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, appear on Al Jazeera to announce America's defeat last week, not long after U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid did. Zawahiri claims Al Qaeda has won, and Reid claims America has lost.

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For those liberals and cowards (such as Harry Reid and the editors of the Daily Dead Fish Wrapper) who keep insisting that we are losing in Iraq and should pull out immediately, here is a letter written by Mohammed Fadhil, a dentist in Baghdad and published in the New York Daily News (hat tip to Michelle Malkin):

Be Our Guest

I wasn't surprised when I saw Al Qaeda's second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, appear on Al Jazeera to announce America's defeat last week, not long after U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid did. Zawahiri claims Al Qaeda has won, and Reid claims America has lost.

Fish Wrapper Praises Congress For Violating Constitution

On and on the liberal cowardice goes at the Fish Wrapper, and so does the selective listening. Today's example of this is an editorial by the Fish Wrapper about Congress's cowardice in the passing of the emergency spending bills with stipulations on a timetable for pulling troops out of Iraq as well as $21 billion in pork spending. But that's conveniently not the point. The point is that Congress is putting it's (pork) foot down.

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On and on the liberal cowardice goes at the Fish Wrapper, and so does the selective listening. Today's example of this is an editorial by the Fish Wrapper about Congress's cowardice in the passing of the emergency spending bills with stipulations on a timetable for pulling troops out of Iraq as well as $21 billion in pork spending. But that's conveniently not the point. The point is that Congress is putting it's (pork) foot down.

Fish Wrapper Ignores Dems Pork Overflow in Emergency Spending Bill For Troops

The Dead Fish Wrapper editorial board never ceases to amaze me with their ability to filter out relevant information in order to show only the liberal side of an issue, and today they give a classic example. The issue in the editorial is HR 1592, the cowardly pork-laden funding resolution from the U.S. House that provides $103 billion in funding for the military in Afghanistan and Iraq, but also calls for complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq by August of 2008, and is also laden down with an additional $21 billion in pork spending by Democrats.

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The Dead Fish Wrapper editorial board never ceases to amaze me with their ability to filter out relevant information in order to show only the liberal side of an issue, and today they give a classic example. The issue in the editorial is HR 1592, the cowardly pork-laden funding resolution from the U.S. House that provides $103 billion in funding for the military in Afghanistan and Iraq, but also calls for complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq by August of 2008, and is also laden down with an additional $21 billion in pork spending by Democrats.

Fish Wrapper Hides Dark Side of Anti-War Protest

Considering the biased coverage given to the anti-war protesters (and the much larger in number) counter protesters in Washington D.C on March 17th by papers like the Washington Post, I expected the same from the Dead Fish Wrapper when they covered the anti-war protests that took place in Portland the next day. Needless to say, I wasn't surprised at all. There was one difference from the Washington DC protests, though, and that was what the Fish Wrapper hid; instead of hiding a larger number of counter protesters, they hid the dark, repulsive side of the protest.

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Considering the biased coverage given to the anti-war protesters (and the much larger in number) counter protesters in Washington D.C on March 17th by papers like the Washington Post, I expected the same from the Dead Fish Wrapper when they covered the anti-war protests that took place in Portland the next day. Needless to say, I wasn't surprised at all. There was one difference from the Washington DC protests, though, and that was what the Fish Wrapper hid; instead of hiding a larger number of counter protesters, they hid the dark, repulsive side of the protest.

Editors Choose To Ignore Facts About Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson

Move Mike has a good article about Saturday's editorial on Valerie Plame.

The Oregonian has an editorial today that says The spy speaks at last. It quotes Valerie Plame saying

For the record, Plame also told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Friday she was not involved in sending her husband, mid-level diplomat Joseph Wilson, to Africa to research Saddam Hussein's nuclear ambitions. She said she never suggested his name and didn't have the authority to send him.

A little research by The Oregonian would reveal that the Senate Intelligence Committee Report as reported in the Washington Post back in July of 2004

...states that a CIA official told the Senate committee that Plame "offered up" Wilson's name for the Niger trip, then on Feb. 12, 2002, sent a memo to a deputy chief in the CIA's Directorate of Operations saying her husband "has good relations with both the PM [prime minister] and the former Minister of Mines (not to mention lots of French contacts), both of whom could possibly shed light on this sort of activity." The next day, the operations official cabled an overseas officer seeking concurrence with the idea of sending Wilson, the report said.

The Oregonian again quotes Plame as saying

He went to Niger, drew his conclusions, reported them to his superiors, then heard the president cite the uranium connection he thought he had debunked. He wrote his famous op-ed column for The New York Times and soon thereafter, his wife's professional life was ruined.

Again a little research not only in the Senate Intelligence Committee Report

The panel found that Wilson's report, rather than debunking intelligence about purported uranium sales to Iraq, as he has said, bolstered the case for most intelligence analysts. And contrary to Wilson's assertions and even the government's previous statements, the CIA did not tell the White House it had qualms about the reliability of the Africa intelligence that made its way into 16 fateful words in President Bush's January 2003 State of the Union address.

but in Slate by Christopher Hitchens, Sorry everyone, but Iraq did go uranium shopping in Niger.

There is no excuse for this kind of editorial in a one paper city unless you have an agenda!

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Move Mike has a good article about Saturday's editorial on Valerie Plame.

The Oregonian has an editorial today that says The spy speaks at last. It quotes Valerie Plame saying

For the record, Plame also told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Friday she was not involved in sending her husband, mid-level diplomat Joseph Wilson, to Africa to research Saddam Hussein's nuclear ambitions. She said she never suggested his name and didn't have the authority to send him.

A little research by The Oregonian would reveal that the Senate Intelligence Committee Report as reported in the Washington Post back in July of 2004

...states that a CIA official told the Senate committee that Plame "offered up" Wilson's name for the Niger trip, then on Feb. 12, 2002, sent a memo to a deputy chief in the CIA's Directorate of Operations saying her husband "has good relations with both the PM [prime minister] and the former Minister of Mines (not to mention lots of French contacts), both of whom could possibly shed light on this sort of activity." The next day, the operations official cabled an overseas officer seeking concurrence with the idea of sending Wilson, the report said.

The Oregonian again quotes Plame as saying

He went to Niger, drew his conclusions, reported them to his superiors, then heard the president cite the uranium connection he thought he had debunked. He wrote his famous op-ed column for The New York Times and soon thereafter, his wife's professional life was ruined.

Again a little research not only in the Senate Intelligence Committee Report

The panel found that Wilson's report, rather than debunking intelligence about purported uranium sales to Iraq, as he has said, bolstered the case for most intelligence analysts. And contrary to Wilson's assertions and even the government's previous statements, the CIA did not tell the White House it had qualms about the reliability of the Africa intelligence that made its way into 16 fateful words in President Bush's January 2003 State of the Union address.

but in Slate by Christopher Hitchens, Sorry everyone, but Iraq did go uranium shopping in Niger.

There is no excuse for this kind of editorial in a one paper city unless you have an agenda!

Trying To Use Evangelicals As Ammunition Against War

In its liberal quest to avoid unbiased reporting and beat the drum against both President Bush and the war in Iraq, the Fish Wrapper is now attempting to use evangelical Christians against both of them. This is displayed in Tuesday's article by Julie Sullivan entitled "Evangelicals: Against abortion and now war."

The purpose of the article is to show how evangelical Christians who initially supported President Bush's decision to invade Iraq are now changing their minds. However, if you look through the article, Sullivan fails terribly, because she really has no data to back up her point of view. She even admits it up front:

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In its liberal quest to avoid unbiased reporting and beat the drum against both President Bush and the war in Iraq, the Fish Wrapper is now attempting to use evangelical Christians against both of them. This is displayed in Tuesday's article by Julie Sullivan entitled "Evangelicals: Against abortion and now war."

The purpose of the article is to show how evangelical Christians who initially supported President Bush's decision to invade Iraq are now changing their minds. However, if you look through the article, Sullivan fails terribly, because she really has no data to back up her point of view. She even admits it up front:

DFW Editors (Just Like Democrats) Oblivious To Effects Of Cowardly Resolutions

As I read the editorials in the Fish Wrapper, one thing that always strikes me is the difference between what the editors try to convey and what they actually do convey. What they try to convey is they they are putting out these thoughtful, well-reasoned articles, but what they display is how their liberal bias governs everything they write and do.

Today's demonstration of this tendency is Saturday's editorial about the recent and upcoming votes on U.S. House and Senate resolutions against President Bush's proposal to send an additional 21,500 troops to Iraq.

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As I read the editorials in the Fish Wrapper, one thing that always strikes me is the difference between what the editors try to convey and what they actually do convey. What they try to convey is they they are putting out these thoughtful, well-reasoned articles, but what they display is how their liberal bias governs everything they write and do.

Today's demonstration of this tendency is Saturday's editorial about the recent and upcoming votes on U.S. House and Senate resolutions against President Bush's proposal to send an additional 21,500 troops to Iraq.

Fish Wrapper Neglects To Tell Whole Story About Senate Resolution Against War

The Fish Wrapper reporters continue to demonstrate their ability to tell only one side of a story in order to paint conservatives in a bad light. Today's example is a piece by Jeff Kosseff about a national TV ad being put out by the liberal moonbats at MoveOn.org. The ad are targeted at eight senators, including Gordon Smith, who voted against cloture on a non-binding resolution against the war in Iraq.

What Kosseff (and of course, the MoveOn ads) fails to disclose is the reason the Republicans voted that way. As detailed at TimesWatch in an article about the New York Times coverage of the vote, there is another side to the story:

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The Fish Wrapper reporters continue to demonstrate their ability to tell only one side of a story in order to paint conservatives in a bad light. Today's example is a piece by Jeff Kosseff about a national TV ad being put out by the liberal moonbats at MoveOn.org. The ad are targeted at eight senators, including Gordon Smith, who voted against cloture on a non-binding resolution against the war in Iraq.

What Kosseff (and of course, the MoveOn ads) fails to disclose is the reason the Republicans voted that way. As detailed at TimesWatch in an article about the New York Times coverage of the vote, there is another side to the story:

Dead Fish Wrapper Plays Up Anti-War Protests, Hides Much Larger Pro-Life Rally

So here's a question for you; you're a newspaper, and there are two national events to be covered. First, an annual conservative march that has hundreds of thousands of people, and second, a liberal march that draws only in the tens of thousands of people. How do you cover them? Do you a) give the one with the much larger attendance more coverage, or do you b) give the smaller one much more space because it's a liberal event?

Knowing the Daily Dead Fish Wrapper, this one isn't hard to figure out; the answer is b.

On January 22nd, the annual March For Life took place on the mall in Washington, D.C. The protesters numbered in the hundreds of thousands. According to LifeNews:

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So here's a question for you; you're a newspaper, and there are two national events to be covered. First, an annual conservative march that has hundreds of thousands of people, and second, a liberal march that draws only in the tens of thousands of people. How do you cover them? Do you a) give the one with the much larger attendance more coverage, or do you b) give the smaller one much more space because it's a liberal event?

Knowing the Daily Dead Fish Wrapper, this one isn't hard to figure out; the answer is b.

On January 22nd, the annual March For Life took place on the mall in Washington, D.C. The protesters numbered in the hundreds of thousands. According to LifeNews:

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