Will Media Report ‘Dazzling Successes’ in Baghdad?
As America’s elected officials debate non-binding resolutions to rebuke President George W. Bush over his troop surge in Iraq, news comes from that country’s prime minister of “dazzling successes” in Baghdad.
Anyone care to wager whether this will get any attention from the media this evening?
As reported by Agence France-Presse (h/t Drudge, emphasis mine throughout): "Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki told US President George W. Bush by videolink that the first few days of their countries' joint security plan in Baghdad had been a great success."
The article quoted Maliki's office directly:
"He told President Bush that the security plan had seen dazzling success during its first days and that the government will deal with every outlaw in a firm manner whatever group they belong to," according to his office.
Seems that such an announcement would be important to Americans, especially as Congress debates anti-war resolutions, dontcha think?
Regardless, the article continued: “‘He said the sheikhs of the tribes in Anbar Province play a very important role in the hunt for Al-Qaeda and that the government will supply all kinds of support to these tribes and start reconstruction efforts,’ his office said.”
My money is on "no mention this evening" by any of the broadcast networks during their nightly news programs. Anyone disagree?