Sunday, March 05, 2006

"Breaking Point" 
That's the headline on the cover of Time Magazine - featuring pictures of riotous, outraged Iraqis screaming for blood.

Ralph Peters gives the media a reality check in "Dude, Where's My Civil War?"

Let me tell you what I saw anyway. Rolling with the "instant Infantry" gunners of the 1st Platoon of Bravo Battery, 4-320 Field Artillery, I saw children and teenagers in a Shia slum jumping up and down and cheering our troops as they drove by. Cheering our troops.

So why were we told that Iraq was irreversibly in the throes of civil war when it wasn't remotely true? I think the answers are straightforward. First, of course, some parties in the West are anxious to believe the worst about Iraq. They've staked their reputations on Iraq's failure

Read the whole thing.

H/T Glen.

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