Friday, January 19, 2007
Send More Troops Mr.President
President Bush finally decided to send more troops to
In one of his recent pieces in the Weekly Standard, Frederick W. Kagan sees things differently. Kagan notes: “A study of post-conflict operations in the Balkans, Afghanistan, and elsewhere conducted by Ambassador James Dobbins showed that success in those operations--characterized by severe ethnic and sectarian violence--required force ratios of 1 soldier per 100 inhabitants.
He argues that “The U.S. command repeatedly and correctly points out that about 80 percent of the violence in
The U.S has 2.4 million atvice, reserve and gurad members . The President must look at all his options first before sending only a small 21000 man force to
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
DON'T FIGHT OVER A DEAD CRIMINAL
Saddam Hussein was executed justly. He was a blood thirsty criminal who killed hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women and children. He came to power by brutally murdering all his rivals. Then he invaded
In the following video clip, an Iraqi journalist ( Al-Mousawi) and an Iraqi MP ( Al-Jabouri) get in a ridiculous fight on Aljazeera over Saddam Hussein while broadcasting live.
Saturday, January 06, 2007
No Front-Page Headline for Newly Elected Speaker Pelosi
To the editor of The Los Angeles Times:
Your newspaper has an idiosyncratic sense of news, to put it mildly.
The day after the unprecedented and historic election of a woman to be Speaker of the House, the headline for your main lead story read, "U.S.-Iraqi Assault Hits Sunni Haven," and your front-page photo of Speaker Nancy Pelosi headed a story with the following title: "Bush Shows Democrats Another Side." The two Pelosi stories were consigned to pages 10 and 11.
The Iraq story headline gave the erroneous impression that U.S. and Iraqi troops were really on the move against insurgents in Diyala province (the text of the story revealed they're actually having a difficult time), and the Bush story merely showed that the President knows he is in trouble and is trying to placate Democratic leaders with military plane rides and Christmas Day phone calls, not with any substantial consultations on policy.
Apart from your front-page photograph of Speaker Pelosi the day after she made history, the Times did not give her the courtesy of a front-page story.
At least five of the largest daily newspapers in the U.S. greeted
Speaker Pelosi's election with front-page headlines (The New York Times,
Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, Denver Post).
Why not the Times?