Wednesday, December 06, 2006

All the News That's Fit to Ignore

In the midst of all the negative talk about President Bush and how things are going in Iraq, a huge story was missed. Or was it just not reported?

Everything bad. All the time. President Bush lied, soldiers died. Body count way, way, way up and climbing.

The new motto of America haters is:

Hear no good, see no good, speak no good.

It's interesting how difficult it is to find good news about what's happening in Iraq. It's not because there isn't good news. This has always been the case. It's because 'if we think something is bad, we must only show those issues that support our side of the story, rather than be fair in our debate.'

The bad news should not be minimized. But neither should the good.

A recently very good development was spiked by the media. NewsBusters recently reported the following:

BAGHDAD, Iraq – In one week's time, Coalition Forces captured 11 suspected senior-level terrorists of Ansar al Sunna during a series of raids in north-central Iraq during mid-November.

During the raids, Coalition Forces captured the terrorist emirs of Iraq, Ramadi, Baqubah, Tikrit, al Qa’im, Bayji and Baghdad. They also captured two terrorist facilitators, a courier, an explosives expert and a financier.

The detention of these terrorists delivers a serious blow to the AAS network that is responsible for improvised explosive device attacks and suicide attacks and on Iraqi government, Coalition Forces and Iraqi civilians. The AAS network is also responsible for multiple kidnappings, small arms attacks and other crimes in the central and northern part of Iraq.

AAS is considered by some to be a leading terror organization in Iraq as al-Qaida’s leadership continues to crumble and it loses its ability to function due to Iraqi and Coalition Forces systematic dismantling efforts.

NewsBusters also noted that it had a hard time finding very many news sites at all that reported on the story.

Is it an important story? Or do you care?


Kari said...

Thanks for the info. I am always on the look out for good news know how it goes!!

Thank you so much for your service!!

Frank Staheli said...


Thanks for posting. I like the style of your site, wherein it has several posts linking to good news. I particularly liked this one.