Saturday, September 02, 2006


I wish I could say it was divine inspiration,
but no, I was inspired by the all too familiar,
yet unspoken agenda of the mainstream media, in
this case TIME Magazine, once again demonstrating
a total disregard and lack of respect for our brave
servicemen and women in harms way.

Specifically, it was how TIME magazine had gone out
of its way to ensure how a triumphant story about
the troops would never be seen by the people who
most deserve to see it: The American public.

It came from Army Col. McMaster whose 3rd ACR unit
had destroyed the insurgents' hold of the important
Iraqi city of Tal Afar last September. This
resoundingly successful operation generated these
effusive words of praise from the Tal Afar mayor in
a public speech, where he said, "To the lion hearts
who liberated our city from the grasp of terrorists
who were beheading men, women and children in the (American soldiers) are not only
courageous men and women, but are avenging angels
sent by The God Himself to fight the evil of

TIME magazine had its own embedded reporter and
photographer at Tal Afar, who filed a long, glowing
story and nearly 100 photographs about this
military success. But when the issue came out, all
the guts had been ripped out of the reporter's story
and not one of the photographs submitted had been
used. When the reporter questioned why his story was
eviscerated, TIME editors responded, "We decided that
the story and pictures were "too heroic."


I suppose this is how the antiwar proponents spit in
the faces of the troops today. So much more politically
correct than spitting in their faces in person.


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