Iraq: Military to Withdraw{?}, Media Retreats!

War, And Results Of, Fast Becoming A Non-Issue!!
US Withdrawing as Media Retreat from Iraq - 03.03.2009

Last week, President Barack Obama fulfilled one of his campaign promises to the US electorate when he laid out his public plan to have the US military withdraw from Iraq by 2010. While some have bristled at Obama’s decision to leave 50,000 troops stationed in Iraq for support and advisory roles, the reaction from Iraqi citizens has been for the most part positive. Even the Mujahideen Central Command of Rafidain, an Iraqi resistance group based in Baghdad, released a statement warmly congratulating Obama for his plan.

If you were to judge only from the press coverage in Europe or the United States, you might gather that the conflict in Iraq is all but over and done with. Newspapers, broadcasters, and even wealthy satellite news agencies are all cutting back on their foreign reporters, and the Iraqi bureaus full of producers, editors, and reporters are first on the chopping block....

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html, jimstaro. Just minor format changes.

international news from Steven D at the Booman Tribune:

Scary News from Mexico

by Steven D
Wed Mar 4th, 2009 at 08:44:19 AM EST

Imagine a country where the military occupies one of its own cities to stop rival gangs from killing people in a war over the right to supply drugs to a neighboring country. Oh wait, you don't have to imagine that, because it's happening right now to a country that borders these United States of the War on Drugs America: Mexico.

The Mexican military has invaded... Mexico.

Are major Suppliers of the weapons being used there, and by Advicates I'm talking the fanatical irresponsible gun owners and dealers that one hears and sees!

"The wise man points to the stars and the fool sees only the finger - and discusses it 24/7 on cable."

doubt that. Not even for a second. I wouldn't even be surprised if our country was backing both the drug dealing and the Mexican army/political reaction in some Iran-Contra kind of way.