Yesterday, the Iraqi government, in an unprecedented power play, shoved aside US troops who are looking for a missing soldier. Bush, who is apparently powerless to do anything positive or proactive in Iraq, let that happen. Think about this -- Al Sadr just one-upped the leader of the free world who has 140,000 troops in his country.
Yet, today, the cable networks are agog over John Kerry. Meanwhile, they're overlooking the entire failed Iraq policy. In just the past 24 hours we learned:
Who is running the US war effort? Saturday, Bush did an hour long conference call with al-Maliki, the Iraqi Prime Minister. Tony Snow told us, "There are no strains in the relationship." Really? This is what Bush gets with no strains?
104105 troops were killed in October;
the US Central Command thinks Iraq is heading toward chaos; and
we now know that Al-Sadr, who really, really hates us, rules Iraq and won't even let our forces search for a missing U.S. soldier.
Why isn't the media asking about the missing soldier? From what CNN showed of Tony Snow's today's briefing, no one there asked. In fact, at 1:05 pm, CNN's Ed Henry gave report from the White House about the Kerry story. Maybe the Iraq situation is too complicated for some of these talking heads. Iraq really is a quagmire and a lot of people are dying. The situation is getting worse every day. A media frenzy about a stupid comment doesn't change that.