Skip to comments.CNN: Baathists working hand in hand with US troops
Posted on 06/09/2007 6:31:33 AM PDT by ASC2006
Baathist insurgents and Sunni nationalists fight al-Qaeda together with US forces.
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CNN is easing up on Bush, and reporting some truth, since Bush is with them on the amnesty deal.
Sorry, but I don’t buy this paranoid crap some people have about CNN. They are reporting the war better this year because the war is going much better, they reported the war negatively last year because it was going quite badly by anyones measure.
We should’ve co-opted them and put them on our payroll in the first place, rather than trying to drive them out of government and the old Iraqi Army. Before Eisenhower fired him, Patton was on to something in 1945 when he started running Bavaria with the existing local officials and training his captured German prisoners to fight the Russians.
The one key element I think we have learned from our support of the Mujahideen in Afghanistan against the Soviets is, we have to prevent the void that is created once there is an element of success. We need to ensure that a Taliban like regime doesn’t come to power in Iraq, and we do that by supporting the Iraq security forces and reinforcing them. I believe the average Iraqi realizes that Al Qaeda and company are a dead end path to nowhere.
Of course Bremer firing them from their jobs by the tens of thousands and then telling them they wouldn’t be allowed back because in Bremer wrongly considered everyone in the old army to be Saddam loyalists.
The Fedayeen Saddam were Saddam loyalists that faught for him during the war. The Army by contrast refused to fight for Saddam during the war.
I meant to add “was idiotic” to the end of my first sentance.
I forgot, you are absolutely right. CNN is a completely impartial news outlet. They would never let their left wing opinions creep into their news stories, just ask Ted Turner if you don’t believe me. ha ha.
Are you kidding me. They are biased from the get go. Paronia is all in your perception of their reporting. I take all reporting from everyone with a grain of salt. News people have an agenda and you have to see through it on whatever station.
I never said were totally impartial razzle. That is what is called a straw man arguement.
But, you notice when there is positive news to be had in Iraq like during the elections they are there and report on it, when there is bad news to be had like widespread sectarian violence they report on it, and when there is good news to be had like the tribes turning against al-Qaeda they are there to report on it.
you should use spell check as well. (its fought and sentence)
“They are biased from the get go.”
Of course they have an agenda, that doesn’t change the fact CNN’s reporting of Iraq has been far better then most news networks like NBC or CBS.
CNN is not the enemy razzle. They are and amoral money making news agency that tries far harder to be impartial with their war coverage then most networks.
CNN’s political coverage is a very different story.
No, I never noticed this. Can’t recall seeing any positive story on CNN, and it is on in all stores and gov’t facilities that I visit (and I visit a lot) since FoxNews is deemed too controversial for them. Can’t recall any stories by CNN about the positive work by Marines and soldiers in Iraq and there is plenty to report.
And don’t get me started on CNN International. Try going overseas and listen to that crap. Anti-American from top to bottom.
Then you clearly have’t been watching it, because you are so wrong it is laughable.
CNN has had great war coverage this year of the heroes both Iraqi and American and they did a great job reporting on the Awakening of the Sunnis in Anbar and elsewhere.
Fox has slipped a great deal in their war coverage this year I have felt. Especially when it comes to reporting the sea change in the Sunni community and the Awakenings across Iraq.
They focus on the US troops which I understand. But, the real change in Iraq is occuing inside the Sunni community itself.
“the sea change in the Sunni community and the Awakenings across Iraq.”
I hope you and CNN are right on this.
Ramadi went from 50 attacks today to 0 to 1 attacks per day in one year.
Because a very effective Sunni police force was stood up in 9 months with the help of the Iraq Salvation Council.
The Sunnis have the vast majority of the brains in Iraq. They know how to build an maintain a police force and Army.
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