Sunday Happy Sunday
Ouch, what a gloomy Sunday for Washington’s doom-n’-gloom crowd! The Washington Post ran a front-page story on Basra that opens up into two whole pages deeper inside; who in DC can turn their backs on such genuine aspirations for liberty?
Then, there’s a lead editorial in the same paper “warning” Obama & Co. that Iraq is turning into a success, and that he needs to come up with a strategy quick to build on that victory, rather than retreat, and retreat, and retreat so more.
Now for those of you who’ve followed my reporting on Basra from Day 1 of Operation Cavalry Charge, isn’t it satisfying to have gotten two months’ prior notice of what is now universally being billed as a success?
For its part, the New York Times grudgingly describes another success story in Mosul in its Sunday edition, but they got the name of the military campaign that’s still unfolding there wrong. Otherwise, the NYTimes rehashes the sob story of Iraq’s Jews that had been covered in detail five and four and three years ago in the New York Sun, among other publications. Sure, the story of the Jews is saddening, but it’s quite a thing for the NYTimes to retell it just to keep the momentum of gloom going—could it be because they’ve run out of other gloomy tales to tell?