The panic over Iraq

Norman Podhoretz has a lengthy commentary that is well worth reading about the unseemly panic by the left to leave Iraq, precisely when theings are starting to go swimmingly over there.

He asks why there is no credit for;

  • per-capita income has doubled since 2003 and is now 30-percent higher than it was before the war
  • that the Iraqi economy is projected to grow at a whopping 16.8 percent in 2006
  • and that there are five times more cars on the streets than in Saddam Hussein’s day
  • five times more telephone subscribers
  • and 32 times more Internet users.
  • whereas not a single independent media outlet existed in Iraq before 2003, there are now 44 commercial TV stations, 72 radio stations, and more than 100 newspapers.
  • add the 3,404 public schools
  • 304 water and sewage projects
  • 257 fire and police stations
  • and 149 public-health facilities that had been built as of September 2005
  • with another 921 such projects currently under construction.

 Why indeed?

Perhaps that is best summed up by a MSM journalist.

"As long as American soldiers are getting killed nearly every day, we’re not going to be giving much coverage to the opening of multimillion dollar sewage projects. American lives are worth more than Iraqi shit."

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.