Murphy's Law: March 27, 2003

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A Nice War- Most people, at least the people who you would not be ashamed to admit you know, would prefer a war to be a nice one. America would have no casualties, no deaths and while there may be resistance to America's advances, it would be short lived (pun intended).

The other side, our enemy, would have few casualties and those that were killed, would be necessarily vaporized and unlike unruly children, would not be seen, and only heard about.

Alas, such is not the case, not in reality, no such luck.

America is at war with Iraq and having been denied a northern front to fight, so far anyway, has been speeding (by military standards) up through Iraq from Kuwait to Baghdad and beyond. America has not been stopped, and America rules the skies over our warriors. Unfortunately, tragically, Americans are getting killed, wounded and taken prisoner by Iraqis. However, none of the events that have occurred so far, or likely to occur in the future will stop America's mission to disarm Iraq and remove the butcher of Baghdad.

Unfortunately, the left leaning media does not seem to report the progress of America's endeavors in a favorable light, rather they seem to stress America's difficulties as if they, as tragic and horrific as a death may be, will somehow stop a war, stop America from achieving its victory.

As the 18th American president James Garfield said a little over 100 years ago, "A nation is not worthy to be saved if, in the hour of its fate, it will not gather up all its jewels of manhood and life, and go down into the conflict, however bloody and doubtful, resolved on measureless ruin or complete success."

It is apparent to many that when an American News network like CNN reports facts as, "the American military views Iraqis displaying POW's as a violation of the Geneva Convention." CNN is unwilling to take sides and views American corpses being lifted off the ground, their hair pulled back and the bullet holes in the foreheads shown to the audience, as possibly acceptable behavior. 

CNN views the interrogation of American POW's for a TV audience, some badly wounded and forced before the camera by the interrogator to raise their heads, as open to interpretation as to whether it violates the Geneva Convention or the norms of civilized behavior. CNN is headquartered in Atlanta, though it sometimes appears they would prefer it was Baghdad.

 


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