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Wednesday, September 14, 2005
  American Quagmire
Hernando Today - Online Edition: "Last week a major newspaper devoted an entire page dissecting the numbers behind the 'relentless carnage' in Iraq with over 1,700 deaths since March 2003. Why? Was the motive 'to report' or to influence opinion?
The other day I happened to read an official report on homicides in the United States. I started with the first city listed, counted down 13, and came up with an appalling total of 3,698 murders in just these 13 cities and this was for 'only' one year. Why not devote an entire page of painstaking analysis to these homicides? For one thing these are 'blue' cities in Democratic strongholds.
Also, liberals and thought leaders of the mainstream media are faced with an insurmountable problem. While unfailing in their criticism over our Iraq policy and their demand for an exit strategy, I would submit that they do not report on all these murders of Americans killing each other, because they can't argue for an exit strategy from Washington D.C., Philadelphia and the rest of America. Their citizens wouldn't hear of it. They don't want to leave. They think they can fix what's wrong. Why isn't the media hollering that 'We are in a Quagmire' in Philadelphia or 'There is no end in sight' in Washington D.C. as they are about the current conditions in Iraq? "
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