Just like the Grinch who stole Christmas, the hard-core left wing media leaders have another hyped "news" item to counter the successful and joyous Iraqi election event. The New York Times is again "sticking it" to the Bush administration and in direct extension, our country's efforts in the War on Terror and international reputation. One can recognize that this type of anti administration hype, when chronic, does extend its scope of effect and collateral damage to us as citizens of this country. I am all for "freedom of the press" but when there is a concerted effort to consistently put the government in a bad light, one has to wonder what the underlying agenda is. We are again being insulted, subtly and by extension, by these obvious and irresponsible partisan journalistic tactics and underlying anti-American bias. Yes, anti-American! It certainly is not pro-American, is it?
If we were playing soccer and these journalists were on our team, we would loose every match because they would make sure of that outcome.
This "earth-shattering" news flash from MTV, which is totally reliant on the Times piece, is just another hyped scandal in a series of attacks on the Bush administration.
Young Americans, take note: Bush OK'd spying on Americans.
What actually happened is that shortly after the devastating attack of 9/11, the Bush administration OK'd surveillance on communications between suspected terrorists overseas with their US sources by the NSA without the usual time consuming process of obtaining judicial warrants as a rapid response to confront any impending terrorist attacks. A logical, legal and necessary move to safeguard the country's citizens. Congress was consulted on this and all was OK. In 2004 this process was ended since it was no longer needed.
So why is this suddenly such an affront to our civil liberties?
BECAUSE THE LEFT NEEDS TO GET THE SUCCESS OF IRAQI ELECTIONS OFF THE FRONT PAGES ASAP. God forbid should the public at large get the impression that our country did something right and by extension give the Bush administration some credit.
Now, I know that some readers might say; "well that's just politics". I say, its the type of politics that drags the USA (and us as citizens) through the mud. It's an affront and an insult because it lowers our country's esteem and in extension, our very own dignity.
I am going to make a prediction here. Readers take note.
The next time there is a news report of some favorable outcome which reflects positively on the Bush administration there will be a "counter" news flash with something/anything of a negative nature which will remove and squelch the good news. Let's see.. I know. We start pulling some troops out of Iraq.... Lefts response: "Not quick enough, not enough troops."
It would be laughable if it wasn't so tragic for this great nation.