Media Actual Reports Good Things In Baghdad

Can you guess who?

( – Indications that the new U.S. military strategy in Iraq is starting to improve conditions in Baghdad came from an unlikely source Wednesday — the Qatar-based al Jazeera television network.

"I was just earlier this afternoon [Iraq time] with Al Jazeera English, talking to their reporter," Multi-National Force spokesman Maj. Gen. William Caldwell told Cybercast News Service from Baghdad.

"She gets downtown [Baghdad] a lot. She was the one who told me, 'You know, General, there's a real change in the city right now.' And I said, 'Well, I can't tell you I definitely know that.'

"But she said, 'No, there is. I'm down there all the time, and there's a positive change in the city. The people are feeling like something is different – not able to articulate exactly what's different, but they're feeling that something is different.'"

Incredulous. One of the most anti western civilization/pro-jihadi news outlets in the mainstream world media, and they are the ones who say that good things are happening because of The Surge. Al Jazeera is the same media outlet which consistently broadcasts video and audio releases from all the Islamic terrorist groups. Of course, it seems that many in the Big Media like to do that, as well, for propaganda purposes. But, at least Al Jazeera is honest, and will give credit where credit is due.

Do not expect any American news outlet, other then the normal ones such as Fox News, The Washington Post, etc, to tell us that the surge is working.

And straight from the military

Although it’s too early to draw firm conclusions, the new combined Iraqi-U.S. security effort to reduce violence in Iraq’s capital city already seems to be bearing fruit, a senior U.S. military officer said today in Baghdad.

Army Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, a spokesman for Multinational Force Iraq, talked with a group of Internet journalists and bloggers during a telephone conference call from Baghdad today.

Caldwell said that there has been an increase of citizen-provided tips to Iraqi and coalition authorities in the three weeks since Operation Law and Order kicked off. These tips have been used to find several insurgent bomb-making sites and weapons caches in the Baghdad area.

Despite renewed suicide-bomber attacks on religious pilgrims, like the one in Karbala yesterday that killed more than 100 people, Sunnis and Shiites living together in Baghdad’s mixed neighborhoods are demonstrating restraint in not escalating the violence, Caldwell said.

And keeping the groups from escalating the violence is excellent, and can help them live in relative peace.

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3 Responses to “Media Actual Reports Good Things In Baghdad”

  1. Greta says:

    Are you sure you aren’t smoking something funny?

  2. darthcrUSAderworldtour2007 says:

    No. I don’t smoke, but I do inhale the smell of my prozac & apfel corn schnapps shooters, shaken -not stirred! The Greta One – Webster’s defines TREASON as a violation by citizen of allegiance to country or ruler; treachery; disloyalty
    It also defines TRAITOR as one who betrays or is guilty of treason. Tomorrow at GITMO, the Islamomaniacs – including KSM Mohamad, the mastermind of September 11, 2001 (Operation Holy Tuesday), finally, will be tried by a military tribunal (sorry ACLU libs)! Judgment at Nuremberg saw Nazi’s HANG in 1948, and finally, the NOOSE IS LOOSE one more time. The Arabs understand power and force, like their Koran preaches, so it’s time to light up a Cuban cigar (still don’t inhale), sip come Rum & Cokes on ice, and yell “Swing Baby Swing!” & “Rockin the Casbah!”
    – The 2,996 Spirits of 9-11-01, 8 am – 10:35 am

  3. There is always that possibility, Greta.

    Darth, I think we should just leave them to rot at G’itmo.

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