Friday, April 07, 2006

What Will Richard Engel Report Now?

Well folks, we may see more lay-offs in the Mainstream Liberal Media (MSLM) with less and less bad news out there, unless they do the hard work of finding some of the good news out there:

Iraq Car-bombings Down

I think this is incredibly good news for the Iraqis and our soldiers, but I didn't hear this information in the MSLM. This type of news deals with percentages and stuff that news organizations just love to crunch when it comes to polling data about Bush; they consider low approval ratings for Bush to be "good news." Now, they can keep journalists' jobs in place and can report real good news from their hotel balconies in Baghdad.


At 1:26 PM, Blogger Saur♥Kraut said...

Let's hope they stay down! ;o)

At 2:56 PM, Blogger Underground Logician said...

Yes! Total elimination of car bombs! Then Mr. Engel can walk the streets of Baghdad unencumbered.

At 5:43 PM, Blogger Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

Your clutching at straws once again, report that car bombings are down?


You are so desperate to push 'good news' that you fail to invest your thoughts and brain power into solutions fro making the situation in Iraq work better, stop worrying yourself with the Liberal media myth and start thinking about why Iraq is going badly.

At 10:03 PM, Blogger Underground Logician said...

Nah, you're doing a great job. Why re-invent the wheel? I'm just a Christian bigot with nowhere to go. I'll just focus on mindless work, like picking on the media. You're the one Iraq really needs.

At 3:06 PM, Blogger Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

It still stand that Iraq is going badly.

But as I've written on my blog this is to be expected.

My concern is not the media but the squeemishness of the US public.

The neocons push an imperial agenda but the religious right won't buy it.

Do you want imperial hegemony or do you want to pull forces from Iraq?

At 6:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard on the non-USA news this morning that iraq is essentially in a civil war for all intents and purposes. I guess as long as nobody calls it 'civil war' it's all rosey over there! The news piece said it's the USA that is holding out calling it civil war... i wonder why?!

At 6:55 PM, Anonymous Jasper said...

As I said, in so many words in another post DHG, get a new picture. It presents your anxiety, neuroses. A little bird? You're pathetic, sir. You look like a strung-out drug addict talking to the dead bird. If this is supposed to be profound, you're only kidding yourself.

Why don't you actually read what UL is actually saying? Oh, I forgot, your socialist vision of the world is over-ruling and anything else is wrong. But let me ask you DHG, where has your "utopian" vision ever led to? Millions of deaths worldwide. Asshole. You said you wouldn't return to this bolg, yet here you are. Just go away.

At 7:55 PM, Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

"IRAQ-Egypt's Mubarak warns civil war started in Iraq
08 Apr 2006 22:10:38 GMT

Source: Reuters

By Michael Georgy

BAGHDAD, April 9 (Reuters) - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has warned that civil war had started in Iraq, where three consecutive days of bombings killed about 100 people, inflamming sectarian tensions.

The caution comes as Shi'ite leaders are to meet on Sunday in another attempt to break an impasse over the prime minister, hoping to pave the way for a unity government many see as the only way to avert open civil war.

"It's not on the threshold (of civil war). It's pretty much started. There are Sunnis, Shi'ites, Kurds and those types which come from Asia," Mubarak said in an interview aired on Saturday on pan-Arab satellite television channel Al Arabiya.

Mubarak said that the large Shi'ite Muslim presence in Arab states were more loyal to Iran than their own countries, echoing accusations made by his fellow Sunnis in Iraq about their country's Shi'ite leaders.

Hours earlier, a car bomb killed at least six Shi'ite pilgrims and wounded 16 in the town of Musayib south of Bahdad, police said, the latest in a wave of attacks that raised freah fears of full-blown communal conflict.

Enraged town residents at the scene of the blast threw stones at U.S. troops in Humvees who fired warning shots in the air. One man also blamed fractious Iraqi leaders, who are struggling to form a government four months after elections.

"This is because of the Americans. It is their doing while (our) politicians just sit in their seats of power. Is this what they call a democracy?," he yelled..."

Car Bombings Are Not Down.

Iraq Is In Civil War.

At 8:57 PM, Blogger Underground Logician said...


I don't want you getting into a pissing match here. Just cool your jets, man, and stick to the subject or I'm dumping your comments pronto. Got it? I appreciate you wanting to defend me, but not here. Start your own damn blog and do it there.

At 8:59 PM, Blogger Underground Logician said...


Maybe you're right. We'll have to wait and see. If car bombs are up, where's the facts. Just give me the URL's. I'll check 'em out. I don't have time to read through a lot of commentary. Thanks.

At 6:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

who cares if car bombings are down if people are just getting shot in the streets before they get to their cars! Civil war is sorta worse then a random car bomb.

At 11:52 AM, Blogger Underground Logician said...

Gee, when I hear those who have been to Iraq don't mention that civil war is happening.

At 11:06 AM, Blogger Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

UL: thanks for making it clear to Jasper where to get off, appreciated. I will not waste space here with a rebuttal of the fool but I will ask you again, only out of curiousity, do you want imperial hegemony or do you want to pull forces from Iraq?

At 11:35 AM, Blogger Underground Logician said...


I'm not sure the point of your question, since what I want is for our forces to leave once Iraq can handle the foreign fighters and insurgents. I certainly don't want Iraq to become "East Texas!"

At 6:57 AM, Blogger Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

You've answered, that's fine, it was not a trick or an excuse to attack you, I was curious.


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