From the Top
We see these types of stories repeatedly in the news. The total weight and momentum of this type of steady news has pushed Bush into the dumpster of popularity and approval. Yet we are not seeing the type of action that they require.
They do not take on the necessary weight that they merit. The reason is the main stream media which is still weak and subservient to corporate America which in turn is pro-administration.
A story like this should grab everyone's attention and consequently lead to significant change.
Ex-Iraq commander says bring troops home
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, the top commander in Iraq shortly after the fall of Baghdad, said this week he supports Democratic legislation that calls for most troops to come home within a year.
One would have to assume that the following quote is directed at all those who are trying to maintain that the so called surge is bringing 'victory.'
"The improvements in security produced by the courage and blood of our troops have not been matched by a willingness on the part of Iraqi leaders to make the hard choices necessary to bring peace to their country," Sanchez said in remarks to be aired Saturday for the weekly Democratic radio address.
"There is no evidence that the Iraqis will choose to do so in the near future or that we have an ability to force that result," he said.