by Jennifer Bowman
When I heard about the abuse allegations in Iraq, I physically and mentally felt sick. A few expletives ran through my mind about the soldiers who had seemingly disgraced the entire United States. I thought, okay, they'll be discharged and dealt with, and we can all move on to the latest celebrity scandal and making sure something like this doesn't happen again.
Not a chance. The liberal media has exploded over this, reclaiming a few viewers (and voters, unfortunately) to continually tell us and show us just how awful we were for going into Iraq.
A few days later a certain Nick Berg was executed by Al Qaida. Not just executed - tortured and beheaded, with the decapitation taking one minute and forty seconds to complete. Al Qaida said it was because we had tortured the Iraqis. This proved two things: Al Qaida has connections with Iraq, and they can certainly out-evil us any day.
This was reported on a little bit, for a couple of days, but in the midst of badgering the families and troops of the soldiers who had abused the Iraqi prisoners. Then it kind of lost fire, because making sure a few mistaken soldiers' lives are ruined is a lot more important than an innocent American being brutally murdered to 'get back' at the US. Thus, the media was at a loss, and had to find someone to blame for these cruelty scandals.
Should they blame the people who actually committed the atrocious acts of violence? No way Quday! Instead, they turn to Washington, and point fingers at the President and Donald Rumsfield. After all, they were the ones who . . . well, they should have known about it! They should have been there to stop it! And if they did know about it, they should have told us! We're trustworthy! We promise not to exploit the information for our own benefit! Really, the media is YOUR best friend, Washington D.C.!
Honestly, it doesn't surprise me. They were just waiting for something like this to happen so they could report on it constantly with commercial breaks of Kerry for President ads and otherwise continue their attempts to manipulate the American public even more.
The media really doesn't give their audience enough credit for individuality and personal opinions. I have faith that most Americans will do what is right in their own hearts and not let their thoughts be swayed one way or the other by this sort of thing. I think sometimes journalists forget that.
Well, the media had just better watch out, because I'm going to be graduating in two years. Jennifer Bowman is coming to town, boys.