Monday, October 03, 2005

On The Inadequacies Press Coverage

From Lieutenant Colonel Tim Ryan, US Army, Commander, Task Force 2-12 Cavalry, First Cavalry Division in Iraq via EU Referendum:
Ryan concludes: "I am confident that history will prove our cause right in this war, but by the time that happens, the world might be so steeped in the gloom of ignorance we won't recognize victory when we achieve it," then adding a postcript, which is most damning of all:

I have had my staff aggressively pursue media coverage for all sorts of events that tell the other side of the story only to have them turned down or ignored by the press in Baghdad. Strangely, I found it much easier to lure the Arab media to a "non-lethal" event than the western outlets. Open a renovated school or a youth center and I could always count on Al-Iraqia or even Al-Jazeera to show up, but no western media ever showed up – ever.
Pick up the link to the rest of Lieutenant Colonel Ryan's piece at EU Referendum.