Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Iraq update October 2, 2007

As the bad news out of Iraq begins to dry up, so does the coverage by the mainstream media. So much for the theory that the bad news reports were caused by that being a bigger story than the good news stories, so they had priority. The MSM is merely reporting less now, not reporting more of the good as the bad goes down. That should pretty much describe to you what the MSM motivation is. I've decided that, even though it probably gets somewhat mundane to read, I'll continue with the Iraq updates for awhile longer. I'll try to mix in some writing so you're not just stuck with the links to Iraq stories, though.

On the menu today:

Uncle Jimbo over at BlackFive has President Gore Invades Iraq?
  • I don't think so. But Roger L. Simon does:

    So back to the post-9/11 “President Gore” at the critical juncture of late 2002, when the US was taking aim at the brutal Iraqi dictator. What would Al have done? Most leaders of his own party – although they do their best to deny it now – were primed to take out Saddam. Would Al have been among them, leading the charge?...

Bill Roggio over at The Long War Journal has Captured Iranian agent identified, 15 Special Groups operatives captured in Iraq
  • Task Force 88 captured 15 Special Groups operatives, as Multinational Forces Iraq names the Iranian Qods Force officer captured in northern Iraq. Multinational Forces Iraq also states Iran is providing shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles to insurgents.
Task Force 88 is the one that was the hunter/killer teams that consisted of Seals, Delta Force, British SAS, and other "unnamed affiliation" groups. Iraqi special forces would most likely have a part, too.

From The Thunder Run is Good News From Iraq
  • What’s happening in Iraq that isn’t being reported by the MSM?

    First up we learn that Ameriya is stepping up and beginning to provide for their own security as they conduct an Iraqi Police recruiting drive:
Okay, this isn't Iraq, but still it's a must read, also from The Thunder Run called A Stunning Senior Moment
  • Found in my inbox when I returned from the gym.... (H/T: FP)

    A very self-important college freshman attending a recent football game, took it upon himself to explain to a senior citizen sitting next to him why it was impossible for the older generation to understand his generation.

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