Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Media's coverage has distorted world's view of Iraqi reality

PROGRESS IN IRAQ? YOU WOULDN'T KNOW IT FROM THE WAY OUR MSM IS COVERING THE CONFLICT... HERE IS AN ARTICLE BY SOMEONE WHO IS ACTUALLY ON THE GROUND, MAKING THINGS HAPPEN.

LTC Tim Ryan is Commander, Task Force 2-12 Cavalry, First Cavalry Division in Iraq. He led troops into battle in Fallujah late last year and is now involved in security operations for the upcoming elections. He wrote the following during "down time" after the Fallujah operation.

"Ironically, the press freedom that we have brought to this part of the world is providing support for the enemy we fight. I obviously think it's a disgrace when many on whom the world relies for news paint such an incomplete picture of what actually has happened. Much too much is ignored or omitted. I am confident that history will prove our cause right in this war, but by the time that happens, the world might be so steeped in the gloom of ignorance we won't recognize victory when we achieve it."

WorldTribune.com: Media's coverage has distorted world's view of Iraqi reality