Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Historic Meeting

More than anyone else out there in media-land, Joel C. Rosenberg has kept me highly informed about the goings-on in the Middle East. I truly appreciate the email alerts that this busy, and productive man sends out to his blog subscribers.

In Joel's recent email, he asks the question, "Why isn't Jalal Talabani on the cover of Time?"

You can go to his blog, view the historic photo, and read Historic Handshake: Iraqi President actually greets Israel's Defense Minister.

I wonder how much coverage this meeting is getting (or, will get) in the MSM?? I have not been viewing T.V. news as much as in the past, so I cannot be sure whether or not this truly historic meeting is getting the coverage that it deserves.

My guess? It is not getting much coverage. Perhaps it might get a passing mention on the liberal stations, but nothing more. Why? Probably because of all of the good news coming out of Iraq and how that would make our brave military men and women fighting in Iraq and President Bush and his administration look good.

Can't have that now, can we? /sarcasm

Joel writes:

In short, Jalal Talabani should be a household name in the U.S. for the convictions he holds, the risks he takes, and the success he is achieving, bit by bit, day by day, week by week. And yet he receives almost no serious press coverage in the U.S. or Europe.

One would think that such a man as Talabani should get credit and press coverage for all that he is doing. But the chance that our brave military and the Bush Administration might get some credit for the successes we have achieved during the Iraq war might be too much for those MSM liberals like tingly-legged Chris Matthews who owns a creepy, messiah-like worship of Obama!

Can't have that now, can we?

What's more, the meeting was arranged by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. It was a small but historic moment that took place yesterday at a conference just outside of Athens, Greece. Talabani's office downplayed its significance to the Iraqi press so as not to stir up more trouble inside their troubled country. But the truth is, it was significant. The last President of Iraq -- Saddam Hussein -- vowed to incinerate half of Israel with chemical weapons....and went on to launch 39 ballistic missiles at the Jewish State during the first Gulf War. Clearly, Talabani is cut from wholly different cloth. And thank God. Worth watching, to say the least.

Certainly worth watching...AND REPORTING! But will the MSM report this success and it's significance? Probably not. Why? Because it might make the Bush Administration look good.

Can't have that now, can we?

P.S. What would Obama say?

"Just words?"

What would his wife say?

"For the first (no, second) time in my adult life, I am proud of my country?"

Yeah right...I won't hold my breath to ever hear that again from Michelle...

HT: Joel C. Rosenberg Blog


Update @ 9:24 a.m. PT

Just did a search and could not find an American website reporting this historic event until page 4! Even then, it was on Digg!

No wonder I hadn't heard of it before Joel's email!


Christinewjc said...

Benchmark success in Iraq.

sh007r said...

I've had the TV on in the background most of the day today and I haven't heard a word.
Just the usual distraction anti-Bush/ anti-American news from our MSM. ( and suddenly obama is a patriot...for the first time in HIS adult life)

Just like the B. Hussein Obama special loan is being spread freely only to distract from the Rezko/obama land deal and the Dodd crimes with his 'special' status with loan companies.

Nothin' good from Iraq to report by our MSM.
this pic is a MUST SEE!

Christinewjc said...

Hi sh007r!

This is a gem:

"Just the usual distraction anti-Bush/ anti-American news from our MSM. ( and suddenly obama is a patriot...for the first time in HIS adult life)"

Ha ha ha haaa! The hypocrisy of the left is mind-boggling...isn't it?

I hope you will see my new post - Who Is Obama? Really?

It's so obvious to informed bloggers, both inside and outside of the U.S., just how arrogant our MSM really is. They refuse to expose his lies and questionable character. Good thing we have the Internet and blogs to keep us genuinely informed!

Loved that picture and placed it on my blog! Thanks so much for sharing it with me!

Happy Independence Day!