Thursday, July 14, 2005

The Associated Press: 'Rare' and Not Well Done

From today's Associated Press story on Iraq:

Iraqi and U.S. forces announced some rare successes: Capturing one suicide bomber before he could detonate his explosive belt, and arresting a key suspect in the kidnap-slaying of Egypt's top envoy to Iraq.
Excuse me, but "rare successes"? I realize that the terrorists in Iraq continue to shed much blood, but it's terrifically biased, not to mention unfair to our men and women in uniform, to claim that Iraqi and U.S. forces' successes are "rare." This is an example of how even the most mainstream of media outlets insidiously put forth the "quagmire" scenario.