It's the same here in the UK - the media only report the 2% bad news and ignore the 98% good. Fortunately, the British people have always had great regard for our armed services and support them well, even if they disagree with the aims of a particular operation.
Yes, and I try and try and try to report the good news from Iraq also and have been for a couple of years now. There is plenty of it and more progress than the media ever lets on. And the media blatantly misrepresents the majority Iraqi mindset about the overall situation.
Unfortunately, there are lots of so-called FReepers who would just rather follow the media and their distortions and lies than to believe someone who is actually seeing it and living it.
Granted, there has been a setback now, but we've had those before and things still stay on course.