August 14, 2007
The Good, the Bad, and the Hopeful

If a well-known German media opponent of the Iraq war is reporting cautious optimisim, well, it better be time to start taking all these positive reports more seriously. I was so damned surprised I read the whole article. It most definitely is not a "rah-rah" report from someone co-opted by the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy. Instead, it's a very even-handed "warts-and-all" report that still manages to be quite plainly hopeful.

The contrast with how the media's reporting in Vietnam changed as that war progressed is quite instructive. Little surprise then that nobody seems to have drawn the comparison explicitly.

Via Instapundit.

Posted by scott at August 14, 2007 12:09 PM

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Definitely a good read. Too bad it'll not get the press it deserves.

Posted by: Ron on August 14, 2007 03:35 PM

It really was a good read. Glad I bothered to go the whole way through it.

Unfortunately, reports like this will get ignored by the "sound byte" media and used in a completely partisan manner (as the author alluded about with Petraus).

Posted by: Ron on August 14, 2007 03:40 PM

Bugger - I thought I waited long enough for my first post to fail prior to the second.

Posted by: Ron on August 14, 2007 03:41 PM
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