Thanksgiving in Iraq, this time without Bush posing with a plastic turkey
I can't count the number of times I've heard Republicans and conservatives adopt the whine that the press only reports the bad stuff about Iraq. Why don't they report all the good stuff we're doing over there, they lament, as if the war isn't really that bad, and that if we'd only be told about the postives, we'd all see that the death and madness were all worth it. It's truly as if they're begging, no, DEMANDING to be told pleasing fairy tales and are downright indignant at having to deal with the grisly reality.
Well, here's a story that pretty much answers that question best.
A suicide attacker steered a car packed with explosives toward U.S. soldiers giving away toys to children outside a hospital in central Iraq on Thursday, killing at least 31 people. Almost all of the victims were women and children, police said.How can you report the good when death, uncertainty, and madness is never more than a few steps or seconds away?
In all, 53 people were killed in bombings and gunfire across the country, including two American soldiers who died in a roadside bombing near Baghdad. The U.S. military also reported the deaths of four American troops on Wednesday.