As usual, the local satellite channel MBC 4 continues to broadcast ABC News – featuring the effervescent Katie ‘Da Man’ Couric.
Well, first of all – we’d all like to remind Katie that, generally speaking, ‘magnate’ is not best pronounced the same way you’d pronounce ‘magnet’…
Good Ole Katie, rather than actually do some research and find out some real hard data regarding whether things in Iraq are ‘getting better’ by checking indicators – such as crime rates, mortality rates, the quality of water, the availability of clean water, and medicine, etc.…Katie quotes polls conducted in America. She quotes the polls as indicating that the US military ‘surge’ has ‘improved conditions in Iraq’ and that despite those polls, two-thirds of Americans still think the situation in Iraq isn’t very good.
And then, as though to deal with this aberrant strain of thought and help influence future polls – ABC follows this “news” with a “human interest” story titled ‘Rescued In Iraq’ – telling the story of a baby that was found by US Soldiers after her family was killed.
So, essentially, a baby girl had her whole family killed before her eyes, and this is somehow spun by ABC News, Katie Couric, and the ever more hideous Lara Logan into a positive story with which to make even more Americans think that the surge is “making things better” in Iraq.
Is it any surprise ABC News isn’t running a segment on the growing shadow army of mercenaries now operating in Iraq?