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Posts Tagged ‘Detroit’

Real Progress in Iraq

Posted by Ryan on July 1, 2008

A dismal report from the AP suggests that Iraq has slowly, ploddingly, and grudgingly met 15 of 18 important “benchmarks” as of May 2008.  From the tone of the story, one might think that something bad happened!  But no, in fact, slow but measurable progress is being made despite the Left’s efforts to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory with every negatively spun story they can throw at the public.  I wonder if Detroit could meet the same benchmarks in the same timespan?

Also, one can tell that Iraq has turned the corner by simply noticing the media coverage of Afghanistan — as Coalition fatalities in Afghanistan surpassed those in Iraq for the month of June 46 to 31 respectively.  The Taliban’s “resilient insurgency” is a persistent scourge plaguing the war effort.  Sure.  It’s summer.  It’s warm enough to fight, so they fight.  The Taliban did the same thing last summer.  Yet, the MSM drum beat remains turned to defeatism, so without enough defeat in Iraq, they’re focusing more on defeat in Afghanistan.  Whatever it takes to ensure Bush loses something militarily while he was in office!

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Headscarves are Out in the Obama-Nation

Posted by Ryan on June 18, 2008

In an Obama Nation, those traditional Muslim headscarves (hijabs) that some women wear will not be allowed in photo-ops.  At least that’s what happened in Detroit on Monday

The Obama camp apologized for what two of his campaign’s volunteers did on Monday by asking two women with hijabs to get off the stage.  Both volunteers gave different excuses: a heightened fear of Muslims by Americans, versus just making sure no one with headscarves or baseball caps were on stage for security reasons!  I know Obama is very touchy about his middle name (Hussein), so I’m not convinced that these incidents were done accidentally or without any wink-wink/nudge-nudges. 

Imagine what the MSM would do if John McCain’s Republican volunteers in two separate instances at a rally asked Muslims to remove their hijabs or get off the stage and out of the cameras?  I wonder how much play that would have gotten in the MSM?  I think I know the answer to that — and we wouldn’t have waited until Wednesday to hear about this incident either. 

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