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Another two that do the 'analysis' but are obviously ideological.
I'm with Jonah on this front: if you have to admitt the bias it's all to the good even if you are the big fish news outlets.
Imagine the elements of a national debate on Iraq, and then ask whether what's going on today fits the bill. There's a market for news that weighs counterclaims and assesses truth value. No wonder Jon Stewart has such a loyal audience: He has a point of view, and it's rooted in the reality-based not the ideology-based world. Maybe what we really need are leaders with more character, followers with more discrimination, deciders who hear as well as listen and media that know the difference between the public interest and what the public is interested in.
But, given all the attention paid to deteriorating security, the startling fact is that Iraq is growing at all. Imported goods have grown increasingly affordable, thanks to the elimination of tariffs and trade barriers. wanted to create the conditions in which small-scale private enterprise could blossom," says Jan Randolph, head of sovereign risk at Global Insight.
How barbaric to sacrifice even a single warrior in something that "will not be won militarily!
" Now, I agree that utimate success hinges on political machinations in Iraq, but that's not the context Reid is speaking in.
Salaries have gone up more than 100 percent since the fall of Saddam, and income-tax cuts (from 45 percent to just 15 percent) have put more cash in Iraqi pockets. "In a sense, they've succeeded."Well, you can just knock me over with a feather.
I thought it was all death and destruction over there and the best thing we Americans could do for them was just get out as soon as possible, damn the consequences. I don't mean to minimize the challenges or the suffering in iraq, but the tone of the final paragraph (compared to the drumbeat of "how do we get out of Iraq as soon as logistically possible" that we've been hearing in so much of the media) is startling: In a business climate that is inhospitable, to say the least, companies like Iraqna are thriving.