Tuesday, July 31, 2007

U.S. Death Toll in Iraq Lowest in 8 Months

Ah, some good news, and it's not even Sunday.

The U.S. military said Tuesday that a Marine was killed in fighting west of the capital, bringing the American death toll for July to at least 73 - still the lowest in eight months.

Well that's a depressing way to start good news.

An Apache helicopter also went down Tuesday after coming under fire in a predominantly Shiite area in eastern Baghdad, but both crew members were safely evacuated, the military said.

Media sure does have a funny way of being positive.

President Bush's nominee to head the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meanwhile, acknowledged that slow progress in Iraq is hurting America's credibility and emboldening Iran's regional ambitions.

This isn't a happy news article is it? This is a bad news article in good news clothing. The rest of the article continues this way. Even when it's pretending to be positive the media just can't help but serve up heepings of negativity. Why? Cause good news doesn't sell. If the war in Iraq is truly lost it's because the US people want it to be lost. We seem to hate anything positive.


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